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Caterpillar, Inc. (CAT) Dividend History
Consecutive Dividend Increases:                    21
Average Dividend Increase since 1983:     12.37%
Average Dividend Increase since 2000:     10.39%
Biggest Dividend Inc. was in 1995 for 166.67%
Biggest Dividend Dec. was in 1985 for -60.00%
Years of Dividend Data for CAT:  32

Number of Years with Dividend Increases:  23
Number of Years with Dividend Decreases:  4
Number of Years with No Change in Dividend: 5

Year
Adj. Dividends Paid
Dividend Increase or Decrease
% Increase or Decrease
Actual Dividends Paid
 2014  2.60 0.36 16.07%  2.60
 2013  2.24 0.28 14.29%  2.24
 2012  1.96 0.14 7.69%  1.96
 2011  1.82 0.10 5.81%  1.82
 2010 1.72  0.04  2.38% 1.72
 2009  1.68  0.12  7.69%  1.68
 2008  1.56 0.24  18.18%  1.56
 2007  1.32 0.22  20.00%  1.32
 2006  1.10  0.19  20.88%  1.10
 2005  0.91  0.13  16.67%  1.82
 2004  0.78  0.07  9.86%  1.56
 2003  0.71  0.01  1.43%  1.42
 2002 0.70  0.01  1.45% 1.40
 2001  0.69  0.025  3.76%  1.38
 2000  0.665  0.04  6.40%  1.33
 1999  0.625  0.075  13.64%  1.25
 1998  0.55  0.10  22.22%  1.10
 1997  0.45  0.075  20.00%  1.80
 1996  0.375  0.075  25.00%  1.50
 1995  0.30  0.1875  166.67%  1.20
 1994  0.1125  0.0375  50.00%  0.90
 1993  0.075  0  0.00%  0.60
 1992  0.075  -0.075 -50.00%  0.60
 1991  0.15  0  0.00%  1.20
 1990  0.15  0  0.00%  1.20
 1989  0.15  0.05575  59.15%  1.20
 1988  0.09425  0.03175  50.80%  0.754
 1987  0.0625  0  0.00%  0.50
 1986  0.0625  0 0.00%  0.50
 1985 0.0625  -0.09375  -60.00% 0.50
 1984 0.15625  -0.03125  -16.67% 1.25
 1983 0.1875  -0.1125  -37.50% 1.50