SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Skala Justin

(Last) (First) (Middle)
COLGATE-PALMOLIVE COMPANY
300 PARK AVENUE

(Street)
NEW YORK NY 10022

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
01/10/2008
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO [ CL ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
Pres.Colgate Greater Asia
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Stock 17,899 D
Common Stock 538 I By Issuer's 401(k) Plan Trustee
Series B Convertible Preference Stock 2,013 I By Issuer's 401(k) Plan Trustee
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Series B Convertible Preference Stock Units (1) (1) Series B Convertible Preference Stock 34 0 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) 01/13/2007(2) 01/13/2010 Common Stock 4,000 64.75 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) 09/12/2005(2) 09/12/2012 Common Stock 8,500 55.11 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) 05/01/2008(3) 05/01/2013 Common Stock 16,000 56.705 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) 09/11/2006(2) 09/11/2009 Common Stock 11,250 56.565 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) 09/09/2007(2) 09/09/2010 Common Stock 13,000 54.4 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) 09/08/2006(3) 09/08/2011 Common Stock 18,000 53.455 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) 09/07/2007(3) 09/07/2012 Common Stock 20,700 60.68 D
Stock Option (Right to Buy) 09/12/2008(3) 09/12/2013 Common Stock 21,700 68.15 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The reported preference stock units were acquired under the issuer's Supplemental Savings & Investment Plan and will be settled upon the reporting person's retirement or other termination of service.
2. Option became 100% exercisable on the date shown in this column.
3. Option becomes exercisable in one-third increments on each anniversary date, with the first third becoming exercisable on the date shown in this column.
Remarks:
Nina D. Gillman by power of attorney 01/17/2008
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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