Caterpillar Maintains Quarterly Cash Dividend

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PEORIA – The Caterpillar Board of Directors decided maintain the quarterly cash dividend to stockholders of 77 cents per share.

Caterpillar has paid quarterly dividends to shareholders since 1933.

Caterpillar Chairman and CEO Doug Oberhelman says Caterpillar's balance sheet remains strong, and he is pleased to announce the quarterly dividend despite continuing difficult marketplace conditions. The dividend of 77 cents per share of common stock will be payable May 20 to shareholders of record as of April 25.

Caterpillar's first quarter earnings report will be released April 22. Cat Stock closed Wednesday up 3 dollars 3 cents to $79.13 a share. 

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