Colgate Declares Regular Quarterly Dividends and Elects Michael B. Polk to Board of Directors
NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--
The Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) today
declared quarterly cash dividends of $0.36 per common share, payable on
August 15, 2014, to shareholders of record on July 18, 2014. The Company
has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 1895.
Separately, the Company also announced today that Michael B. Polk,
President and Chief Executive Officer of Newell Rubbermaid Inc., was
elected to Colgate's Board of Directors effective June 11, 2014.
Mr. Polk, 53, brings considerable operational leadership experience and
in-depth knowledge of the fast-moving consumer goods industry to the
Colgate Board. Prior to joining Newell Rubbermaid in 2011, Mr. Polk
served in various senior leadership roles at Unilever, including
President, Global Foods, Home & Personal Care, and at Kraft Foods Inc.,
where he was President, Kraft Foods Asia Pacific, President, Biscuits
and Snacks Sector and was a member of the Kraft Foods Management
About Colgate-Palmolive: Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer
products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care
and Pet Nutrition. Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and
territories around the world under such internationally recognized brand
names as Colgate, Palmolive, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso,
Kolynos, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sanex, Ajax, Axion, Soupline, and
Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet, Hill's Prescription Diet and
Hill's Ideal Balance. For more information about Colgate's global
business, visit the Company's web site at http://www.colgatepalmolive.com.
To learn more about Colgate's global oral health education program,
Bright Smiles, Bright Futures™, please visit http://www.colgatebsbf.com.
Bina Thompson, 212-310-3072
Source: Colgate-Palmolive Company
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