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3M Dividends and Stock

Lou Carlozo, an investment contributor for U.S. News and World Report, is working on a story about 3M and its dividend history, particularly in regard to its stock performance and very fascinating company history. Please reply to some/all of these questions *via email* by end of day 3pmFriday, June 8. Include the *official title* of the person replying, and where they are based. Be sure to put 3M *Dividend query* in the subject line so I see your response. 1) 3M is very different from other companies — what in particular bodes well for it, given its past, for the months and years ahead? 2) How has 3M’s dividend performed over the years, and is there a chance that the company will be a reliable source of strong dividends in the years to come? 3) After five strong years, 2018 has not been kind to 3M stock. What might explain this? 4) 3M is a company based on innovation — what will it take for it to get back in the innovation-as-financial performance hunt? 5) Looking ahead, what might investors expect from 3M’s dividend and the stock in general? 6. Do you have anything else to add? Due to the volume of anticipated answers, I won’t be able to use/answer all replies, but will do my best. I look forward to making new friends in the PR world in 2018! Lou Carlozo, the managing editor at the Bank Administration Institute (BAI), is a longtime investment contributor to U.S. News & World Report.