The Board of Directors of 3M (NYSE: MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of 59 cents per share for the fourth quarter of 2012, payable Dec. 12, 2012, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Nov. 23, 2012. 3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for more than 96 years. As of Sept. 30, 2012, 3M had 691,931,278 common shares outstanding and 97,733 shareholders of record. About 3M3M captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better. 3M is the innovation company that never stops inventing. With $30 billion in sales, 3M employs 84,000 people worldwide and has operations in more than 65 countries. For more information, visit www.3M.com or follow @3MNews on Twitter.