ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug 08, 2011 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Board of Directors of 3M (NYSE: MMM) today declared a dividend on the company's common stock of 55 cents per share for the third quarter of 2011, payable Sept. 12, 2011, to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 19, 2011. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for 95 years.
As of June 30, 2011, 3M had 709,535,731 common shares outstanding and 102,341 shareholders of record.
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