PEORIA, Ill., Oct. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) voted today to maintain the quarterly cash dividend of fifty-two cents ($0.52) per share of common stock, payable November 20, 2012, to stockholders of record at the close of business, October 22, 2012.
"I am pleased to announce we are maintaining Caterpillar's dividend due to the strong results achieved and our long-standing commitment to reward stockholders," said Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman. "Although there continues to be uncertainty in the global economy, Caterpillar has continued to demonstrate that it is an attractive investment for stockholders through a wide range of economic cycles."
Caterpillar has paid higher dividends to stockholders for 19 years in a row. In addition, the company has paid a cash dividend every year since 1925, and has paid a dividend every quarter since November 1933.
$0.52 dividend maintains the dividend rate from the previous quarter.
About Caterpillar:For more than 85 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2011 sales and revenues of $60.138 billion, Caterpillar is the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company also is a leading services provider through Caterpillar Financial Services, Caterpillar Remanufacturing Services and Progress Rail Services. More information is available at: http://www.caterpillar.com.
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