February 8, 2022 | St. Paul, MN

The Board of Directors of 3M has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.49 per common share, an increase of 0.7% over the previous quarterly dividend.

Year to date, this marks the fourth dividend change for the Washington Crossing Advisors Rising Dividend portfolio. All four changes were increases. The average dividend increase was 6.92% compared with December 31, 2021 indicated levels.

From the press release: “The 3M Board of Directors (NYSE:MMM) today declared a dividend on the company’s common stock of $1.49 per share for the first quarter of 2022. The dividend is payable March 12, 2022, to shareholders of record at the close of business on Feb. 18, 2022.

3M has paid dividends to its shareholders without interruption for more than 100 years. 3M has returned over $14 billion to shareholders through dividends and share repurchase over the last three years. Returning value to shareholders remains a priority for the company as it moves forward. 

As of Dec. 31, 2021, 3M had 571,845,478 common shares outstanding and 65,761 shareholders of record.”1

About the company: “At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily as our employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to global challenges at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews.”1

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