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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the
Stockholder Meeting to Be Held on May 10, 2016.


BLDG. 220-9E-02
ST. PAUL, MN 55144-1000
Meeting Information
Meeting Type: Annual Meeting
For holders as of: March 11, 2016
Date: May 10, 2016        Time: 10:00 a.m. CDT
Location: Austin City Limits Live at the Moody Theater
310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78701
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Voting Items

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals 1, 2, 3 and 4:
Vote on Directors
1.      To elect twelve members to the Board of Directors, each for a term of one year.
1a.      Sondra L. Barbour
1b. Thomas "Tony" K. Brown
1c. Vance D. Coffman
1d. David B. Dillon
1e. Michael L. Eskew
1f. Herbert L. Henkel
1g. Muhtar Kent
1h. Edward M. Liddy
1i. Gregory R. Page
1j. Inge G. Thulin
1k. Robert J. Ulrich
1l. Patricia A. Woertz
2. To ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as 3M's independent registered public accounting firm.
3. Advisory approval of executive compensation.
4. Approval of the 2016 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
The Board of Directors recommends you vote AGAINST the following proposals 5 and 6:
5. Stockholder proposal on special meetings.
6. Stockholder proposal on share repurchase program and executive compensation.
NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any adjournment or postponement thereof.