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INGE G. THULIN

Chairman of the Board, President and
Chief Executive Officer


March 23, 2016


         

DEAR STOCKHOLDER:

We are pleased to invite you to attend 3M’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which will be held on Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at 10:00 a.m., Central Daylight Time at a new location at the Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater, 310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd., Austin, Texas 78701. Our Electronics and Energy Business Group is headquartered in Austin, Texas and we are excited about having our Annual Meeting again in Austin. We will also provide a live webcast of the meeting.

Details regarding admission to the meeting and the business to be conducted are provided in the accompanying Notice of Annual Meeting and Proxy Statement. We will report on Company operations and discuss our future plans. There will also be time for your questions and comments.

We sincerely hope you will be able to join us at the Annual Meeting. For information on how to attend the Annual Meeting, or listen to the live webcast, please read “Annual Meeting Admission” on page 83 of the accompanying Proxy Statement. Your vote is important. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting, please vote as soon as possible. You may vote your proxy on the Internet, by telephone, or, if this Proxy Statement was mailed to you, by completing and mailing the enclosed traditional proxy card. Please review the instructions on the proxy card or the electronic proxy material delivery notice regarding each of these voting options.

Thank you for your ongoing support of 3M.

Sincerely,


 



 


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3M COMPANY
3M Center, St. Paul, Minnesota 55144

NOTICE OF 2016 ANNUAL
MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

TIME AND DATE
10:00 a.m., Central Daylight Time
Tuesday, May 10, 2016

PLACE
Austin City Limits Live at The Moody Theater
310 W. Willie Nelson Blvd.
Austin, Texas 78701

ITEMS OF BUSINESS

1.  Elect the twelve directors identified in the Proxy Statement, each for a term of one year.
2. Ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as 3M’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2016.
3. Approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers.
4. Approve the 2016 Long-Term Incentive Plan.
5. Consider two stockholder proposals, if properly presented at the meeting.
6. Transact such other business as may properly come before the Annual Meeting and any adjournment or postponement.

RECORD DATE
You are entitled to vote if you were a stockholder of record at the close of business on Friday, March 11, 2016.

ADJOURNMENTS AND POSTPONEMENTS
Any action on the items of business described above may be considered at the Annual Meeting at the time and on the date specified above or at any time and date to which the Annual Meeting may be properly adjourned or postponed.

ANNUAL REPORT
Our 2015 Annual Report, which is not part of the proxy soliciting materials, is enclosed if the proxy materials were mailed to you. The Annual Report is accessible on the Internet by visiting www.proxyvote.com, if you have received the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials, or previously consented to the electronic delivery of proxy materials.

By Order of the Board of Directors,

GREGG M. LARSON
Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Secretary

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MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN, PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER       I
NOTICE OF 2016 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS II
VOTING ROADMAP   V
PROXY HIGHLIGHTS 1


CORPORATE GOVERNANCE AT 3M       7


AUDIT COMMITTEE MATTERS       31



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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION       35


APPROVAL OF THE 2016 LONG-TERM INCENTIVE PLAN       65


STOCKHOLDER PROPOSALS       76


STOCK OWNERSHIP INFORMATION

      80


OTHER INFORMATION       83


APPENDIX A - SUPPLEMENTAL CONSOLIDATED STATEMENT OF INCOME INFORMATION       91
APPENDIX B - 3M COMPANY 2016 LONG-TERM INCENTIVE PLAN 92

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VOTING ROADMAP



VOTING ITEMS

PROPOSALS      THE BOARD’S VOTING
RECOMMENDATIONS
     RATIONALE FOR SUPPORT      FOR
FURTHER
DETAILS
1.     Elect the twelve directors identified in this Proxy Statement, each for a term of one year. “FOR” each nominee to the Board   Our nominees are distinguished leaders who bring a mix of skills and qualifications to the Board and can represent the interests of all stockholders.   Page 7
2. Ratify the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as 3M’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2016.   “FOR” Based on its assessment of the qualifications and performance of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) the Audit Committee believes that it is in the best interests of the Company and its stockholders to retain PwC. Page 31
3. Approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers. “FOR” Our executive compensation program appropriately aligns our executives’ compensation with the performance of the Company and its business units as well as their individual performance. Page 35
4. Approve the 2016 Long-Term Incentive Plan. “FOR” Awards granted under the plan will help to recruit, motivate and retain the highly qualified individuals who contribute to our success and to align their financial interests with those of our stockholders.   Page 65
5. Stockholder proposal on special meetings, if properly presented at the meeting. “AGAINST” See the Board’s opposition statement. Page 76
6. Stockholder proposal on share repurchase program and executive compensation, if properly presented at the meeting. “AGAINST” See the Board’s opposition statement. Page 78

HOW TO VOTE

Whether or not you plan to attend the meeting, please provide your proxy by either using the Internet or telephone as further explained in this Proxy Statement or filling in, signing, dating, and promptly mailing a proxy card.

                                                             

BY TELEPHONE
In the U.S. or Canada, you can vote your shares toll-free by calling 1-800-690-6903.

BY INTERNET
You can vote your shares online at www.proxyvote.com.

BY MAIL
You can vote by mail by marking, dating, and signing your proxy card or voting instruction form and returning it in the postage-paid envelope.

ATTENDING THE MEETING
If you wish to attend the Annual Meeting in person, you will need to RSVP and print your admission ticket at www.proxyvote.com. An admission ticket together with a valid government issued photo identification must be presented in order to be admitted to the Annual Meeting. Please refer to the section entitled “Annual Meeting Admission” on page 83 of the Proxy Statement for further details.

Important Notice regarding the availability of proxy materials for the Annual Meeting of Stockholders to be held on May 10, 2016.

The Notice of Annual Meeting, Proxy Statement, and 2015 Annual Report are available at www.proxyvote.com. Enter the 16-digit control number located in the box next to the arrow on the Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials or proxy card to view these materials.

THIS PROXY STATEMENT AND PROXY CARD, OR THE NOTICE OF INTERNET AVAILABILITY OF PROXY MATERIALS, ARE BEING DISTRIBUTED TO STOCKHOLDERS ON OR ABOUT MARCH 23, 2016.


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PROXY
HIGHLIGHTS



DIRECTOR NOMINEES

3M COMMITTEES
DIRECTOR NOMINEE AND OCCUPATION      AGE      DIRECTOR
SINCE
     INDEPENDENT      OTHER CURRENT
PUBLIC BOARDS
     A      C      F      N&G
Sondra L. Barbour 53 2014 YES M M
Executive Vice President, Information
Systems and Global Solutions, Lockheed
Martin Corporation
Thomas “Tony” K. Brown 60 2013 YES - ConAgra Foods, Inc. M M
Retired Group Vice President, Global - Tower International, Inc.
Purchasing, Ford Motor Company
Vance D. Coffman 71 2002 YES - Amgen Inc. (lead director) M C
Retired Chairman of the Board and - Deere & Company
Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed   (presiding director)
Martin Corporation
David B. Dillon 64 2015 YES - Union Pacific Corporation M M
Retired Chairman of the Board and
Chief Executive Officer,
The Kroger Co.
Michael L. Eskew 66 2003 YES - The Allstate Corporation C M
Independent Lead Director - International Business Machines
Retired Chairman of the Board and   Corporation (presiding director)
Chief Executive Officer, United Parcel - Eli Lilly and Company
Service, Inc.
Herbert L. Henkel 67 2007 YES - The Allstate Corporation C M
Retired Chairman of the Board and - C. R. Bard, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer,
Ingersoll-Rand plc
Muhtar Kent 63 2013 YES - The Coca-Cola Company M M
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive
Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Edward M. Liddy 70 2000 YES - Abbott Laboratories M C
Retired Chairman of the Board and - AbbVie, Inc.
Chief Executive Officer, - The Boeing Company
The Allstate Corporation
Gregory R. Page 64 2016 YES - Cargill, Incorporated (until M M
Retired Chairman of the Board and   August 2016)
Chief Executive Officer, - Deere & Company
Cargill, Incorporated - Eaton Corporation plc
Inge G. Thulin 62 2012 NO - Chevron Corporation
Chairman of the Board, President and
Chief Executive Officer, 3M Company
Robert J. Ulrich 72 2008 YES M M
Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief
Executive Officer, Target Corporation
Patricia A. Woertz 63 2016 YES - The Procter & Gamble Company M M
Retired Chairman of the Board and - Royal Dutch Shell plc
Chief Executive Officer,
Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
A: Audit F: Finance C: Chair
C: Compensation N&G: Nominating and Governance M: Member

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE HIGHLIGHTS

BOARD SIZE AND INDEPENDENCE    

INDEPENDENT LEAD DIRECTOR

   

MEETING ATTENDANCE

12 out of 13 Directors are independent
 
Independent Lead Director with robust authority
Combined Chairman and CEO positions
 
97%
Overall attendance at Board and committee meetings

There were EIGHT Board meetings in 2015


DIRECTOR TENURE      

DIRECTOR AGE

     

OTHER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

   

The Corporate Governance Highlights above reflect the Board’s current 13 directors. One of the directors, Linda Alvarado, is not seeking re-election and will end her service on the Board on May 10, 2016, when her term expires.

DIRECTOR NOMINEES SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The Nominating and Governance Committee identifies, reviews, and recommends nominees to the Board for approval. The Committee seeks individuals with distinguished records of leadership and success and who will make substantial contributions to Board operations and effectively represent the interests of all stockholders. The Committee considers a wide range of factors and experiences, including ensuring an experienced, qualified Board with expertise in the following areas relevant to 3M. The numbers in parentheses represent the number of director nominees who possess each of the skills and experiences.


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SIGNIFICANT CORPORATE GOVERNANCE ACTIONS

We recently implemented several changes that demonstrate our ongoing commitment to strong corporate governance practices:

Proxy Access

In November 2015, the Board adopted a new “Proxy Access for Director Nominations” bylaw that permits eligible stockholders to include in our proxy statement nominees for election to the 3M Board. Our decision to adopt proxy access grew out of an open and constructive dialogue with our stockholders, and we believe our proxy access framework strikes the right balance for 3M by ensuring that stockholder nominees to the Board are supported by long-term stockholders representing a significant, but attainable, proportion of outstanding shares. For additional information, please see page 16 in this Proxy Statement.

Board Refreshment

We regularly add directors to infuse new ideas and fresh perspectives into the boardroom. In recruiting directors, we focus on how the experience and skill set of each individual complements those of their fellow directors to create a balanced board with diverse viewpoints and backgrounds, deep expertise, and strong leadership experience. Accordingly, we are pleased to announce the following directors who will be standing for election to the Board for the first time at the Annual Meeting. David B. Dillon joined the Board in August 2015, and Gregory R. Page and Patricia A. Woertz joined the Board in February 2016. All three are accomplished business leaders with significant experience directly relevant to 3M’s strategic vision and business strategies. David B. Dillon is the retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of The Kroger Co. and brings vast experience in leading one of the world’s largest retailers and a strong understanding of the customer’s point of view. Gregory A. Page is the retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Cargill, Incorporated and brings exceptional experience in running a complex global business. Patricia A. Woertz is the retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Archer-Daniels-Midland Company and brings considerable experience in creating stockholder value, global operations, and risk management.

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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION


2015 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AND BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS*

For 3M, 2015 was a year of strong financial performance achieved through disciplined execution in a challenging external environment.

EARNINGS PER
SHARE GROWTH

 

ORGANIC LOCAL
CURRENCY SALES GROWTH

 

RETURN ON
INVESTED CAPITAL

 

FREE CASH
FLOW CONVERSION

1.2%

1.3%

22.5%

103%

EPS grew from $7.49 in 2014 to $7.58 in 2015
Excluding restructuring charges, EPS grew 3.1% from $7.49 in 2014 to $7.72 in 2015
No compensation was paid or earned based on 2015 EPS Growth
Represents additional growth on top of the 4.9% organic local currency sales growth in 2014
Up from 22.0% in 2014
Represents another solid year of free cash flow conversion following a 104% conversion rate in 2014

We believe that our ability to deliver consistent results over time is reflected in our total stockholder return, which was at or above the median of our executive compensation peer group for each of the 1-, 3-, and 5-year periods ended December 31, 2015. For additional information, see “Total Stockholder Return” on page 38 of this Proxy Statement.

Throughout 2015, we also continued to prepare and position our Company for long-term success. Other noteworthy accomplishments include the following:

Expanded full-year margins 50 basis points to 22.9 percent in a low-growth external environment
Completed three strategic acquisitions (Capital Safety, Ivera Medical Corp., and Polypore International Inc.’s Separations Media business) to strengthen our portfolio and complement organic growth
Invested nearly $7 billion in our business through a combination of capital expenditures ($1.5 billion), research and development ($1.8 billion), and acquisitions ($3.7 billion, inclusive of debt)
Returned $7.8 billion to stockholders via dividends and gross share repurchases
Opened our new state-of-the-art research and development laboratory in St. Paul, Minnesota
Launched our new brand platform—3M Science. Applied to Life™—to enhance awareness of how 3M uses science to improve lives
Completed a corporate restructuring to increase efficiency and further strengthen our competitiveness

For more information concerning our financial performance, see page 36 of this Proxy Statement and our Annual Report available at www.proxyvote.com.



* See Appendix A to this Proxy Statement for a reconciliation of certain financial measures mentioned below to our results as reported under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

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ELEMENTS OF 2015 TOTAL DIRECT COMPENSATION

The following shows the breakdown of reported 2015 compensation for our CEO and the average of our other named executive officers as disclosed in this Proxy Statement (“NEOs”).

CEO

Base Salary
Only component of total direct compensation that is not “at risk”
Other NEOs (Average)

     
    
Annual Incentive Plan (AIP)
Subject to achievement of three business objectives over a 12-month period
Maximum payout capped at 200% of target
    
     
Long-Term Incentives (LTI)
Initial value split equally between stock options and performance share awards
Stock Options
Provide value only if stock price increases
Ratable vesting over three years
Performance Share Awards (PSA)
Subject to achievement of four independent performance criteria
Reward performance over three years


COMPENSATION POLICIES AND PRACTICES

Our compensation program is designed to provide appropriate performance incentives and avoid compensation practices that do not promote the interests of our stockholders.

WE DO

Maintain a strong alignment between corporate performance and compensation.
Conduct an annual assessment to identify and mitigate risks.
Have a comprehensive clawback policy.
Use an independent compensation consultant retained directly by the Compensation Committee.
Limit the number and amount of executive perquisites.
Prohibit our executive officers from hedging or pledging 3M common stock.
Maintain robust stock ownership guidelines applicable to all of our executive officers.
Conduct competitive benchmarking to align executive compensation with market.

WE DO NOT

Have employment, severance, or change in control agreements with any of our executive officers.

Provide tax gross-ups on executive perquisites.

Have agreements that would provide automatic “single-trigger” accelerated vesting of equity compensation or excise tax gross-up payments to any of our executive officers in the event of a change in control.

Provide dividends or dividend equivalents on unearned performance share awards.

Reprice stock options without the approval of 3M stockholders, except for “anti-dilution” adjustments (such as adjustments for stock splits, spinoffs, etc.)





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SIGNIFICANT COMPENSATION ACTIONS DURING 2015

During 2015, 3M and the Compensation Committee made the following decisions and took the following actions with respect to the Company’s executive compensation program:

Amended the Annual Incentive Plan (effective for 2015) to reduce the maximum payout from 300 percent to 200 percent of the participant’s target amount.

Revised the weighting of the three performance metrics used in the Annual Incentive Plan (effective for 2015) to increase alignment to overall corporate results and initiatives. The new weightings are as follows: Local Currency Sales vs. Plan (50 percent), Economic Profit vs. Plan (20 percent), and 3M Economic Profit vs. Prior Year (30 percent).

Revised the performance criteria for new performance share awards (effective for 2015 performance share awards) to better align this portion of our executives’ long-term incentive compensation with the long-term financial objectives previously announced by the Company. In particular, the 2015 performance share awards utilize two new performance criteria (earnings per share growth and free cash flow conversion) that replace the New Product Vitality Index. With this change, all four performance criteria used for the 2015 performance share awards are now aligned with the Company’s publicly-stated long-term financial objectives.

Effective with performance share awards made in 2015, began adjusting the initial grant value of each executive’s performance share award to reflect their individual performance during the preceding year. In the past, individual performance affected only target annual incentive compensation and the annual stock option grant. This change was made to better recognize and encourage exceptional individual performance.

Amended the definition of “Retirement” in our Annual Incentive Plan and our 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan effective as of January 1, 2016, to mean a termination of employment with the Company after attaining age 55 with at least 10 years of service. Prior to this change, the term “Retirement” meant a termination of employment with the Company after attaining age 55 with at least five years of service. This change was made to encourage longer service to the Company. The previous definition continues to apply to awards granted under our 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan before January 1, 2016.


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CORPORATE
GOVERNANCE AT 3M



PROPOSAL NO. 1: ELECT THE TWELVE DIRECTORS IDENTIFIED IN THIS PROXY STATEMENT


At the 2016 Annual Meeting, twelve directors are to be elected to hold office until the 2017 Annual Meeting of Stockholders and until their successors have been elected and qualified. All nominees are presently 3M directors who were elected by stockholders at the 2015 Annual Meeting, except for David Dillon, Gregory Page, and Patricia Woertz, who were elected to the Board in August 2015 (Mr. Dillon) and February 2016 (Mr. Page and Ms. Woertz) and who are standing for election for the first time. The Nominating and Governance Committee, with input from the independent directors and the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, identified Ms. Woertz and Messrs. Dillon and Page with the assistance of an outside search firm, and recommended them to the Board. We expect each nominee for election as a director to be able to serve if elected. If any nominee is not able to serve, proxies will be voted in favor of the remainder of those nominated and may be voted for substitute nominees, unless the Board chooses to reduce the number of directors serving on the Board. Each nominee elected as a director will continue in office until his or her successor has been elected and qualified, or until his or her earlier death, resignation, or retirement. Linda Alvarado is not seeking re-election and will end her service on the 3M Board on May 10, 2016, when her term expires. We thank Ms. Alvarado for her many contributions to the Board and to the Company.

The Nominating and Governance Committee reviewed the Board Membership Criteria (described on page 14) and the specific experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills of each nominee, including membership(s) on the boards of directors of other public companies. The following pages contain biographical and other information about the nominees. Following each nominee’s biographical information, we have provided information concerning the particular experience, qualifications, attributes, and skills that led the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Board to determine that each nominee should serve as a director. In addition, the majority of our directors serve or have served on boards and board committees (including as committee chairs) of other public companies, which the Board believes provides them with additional board leadership and governance experience, exposure to best practices, and substantial knowledge and skills that further enhance the functioning of our Board.

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NOMINEES FOR DIRECTOR:


SONDRA L. BARBOUR   
Executive Vice President, Information Systems and Global Solutions, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Age   53  
Director since   2014
Other current directorships   None  
3M Board committee(s)   Audit and Finance Committees  
Independent   Yes  
 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Ms. Barbour is Executive Vice President, Information Systems and Global Solutions, Lockheed Martin Corporation, a high technology aerospace and defense company. Since joining Lockheed Martin in 1986, Ms. Barbour has served in various leadership capacities and has extensive technology experience, notably in the design and development of large-scale information systems. In 2013 she was appointed Executive Vice President, Information Systems & Global Solutions. From 2008 to 2013 she served as Senior Vice President, Enterprise Business Services and Chief Information Officer, heading all of the corporation’s internal information technology operations, including protecting the company’s infrastructure and information from cyber threats. Prior to that role she served as Vice President, Corporate Shared Services from 2007 to 2008 and Vice President, Corporate Internal Audit from 2006 to 2007 providing oversight of supply chain activities, internal controls, and risk management.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Ms. Barbour’s degree in Computer Science and Accounting from Temple University, her leadership roles and experiences in Information Systems and Global Solutions at Lockheed Martin, her skills in information technology operations, including cyber security expertise, financial, internal controls and audit matters, and her experiences as a senior executive at Lockheed Martin, qualify her to serve as a director of 3M.


THOMAS “TONY” K. BROWN   
Retired Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company
Age 60  
Director since   2013
Other current directorships   ConAgra Foods, Inc.,
Tower International, Inc.
3M Board committee(s) Audit and Finance Committees
Independent Yes
 

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mr. Brown is the Retired Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader. Mr. Brown served in various leadership capacities in global purchasing since joining Ford in 1999. In 2008, he became Ford’s Group Vice President, Global Purchasing, with responsibility for approximately $90 billion of production and non-production procurement for Ford operations worldwide. He retired from Ford on August 1, 2013. From 1997 to 1999 he served in leadership positions at United Technologies Corporation, including its Vice President, Supply Management. From 1991 to 1997 he served as Executive Director, Purchasing and Transportation at QMS Inc. From 1976 to 1991 he served in various managerial roles at Digital Equipment Corporation.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Brown’s Bachelor of Business Administration degree from American International College in Springfield, Massachusetts, his leadership roles, and his knowledge of and extensive experiences in global purchasing, management, and supply chain at Ford Motor Company and other companies, qualify him to serve as a director of 3M.


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VANCE D. COFFMAN   
Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation
Age   71  
Director since   2002  
Other current directorships   Amgen Inc. (lead director)
Deere & Company (presiding director)
 
3M Board committee(s)   Compensation and Finance (Chair) Committees  
Independent   Yes  

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Dr. Coffman is the Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Lockheed Martin Corporation, a high technology aerospace and defense company. Dr. Coffman served in various executive capacities at Lockheed Martin Corporation before becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer in 1998. He retired as Chief Executive Officer in 2004 and as Chairman of the Board in 2005.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Dr. Coffman’s Bachelor of Science degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University, his Masters and Doctoral degrees in Aeronautics and Astronautics from Stanford University and his various leadership roles and experiences at Lockheed Martin, including serving as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, his role in the integration of Lockheed and Martin Marietta Corporations, his understanding of the challenges of managing a complex global organization, the breadth of his experiences and skills in business and financial matters, and his experiences as a director at the public companies listed above, qualify him to serve as a director of 3M.


DAVID B. DILLON   
Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Kroger Co.
Age 64  
Director since   2015
Other current directorships   Union Pacific Corporation
Directorships within the
past five years
The Kroger Co.
Convergys Corporation
DirecTV
3M Board committee(s) Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees
Independent Yes

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mr. Dillon is the Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Kroger Co., a large retailer that operates retail food and drug stores, multi-department stores, jewelry stores, and convenience stores throughout the U.S. Mr. Dillon retired as Kroger’s Chairman of the Board on December 31, 2014, where he was Chairman since 2004 and was the Chief Executive Officer from 2003 through 2013. Mr. Dillon served as President from 1995 to 2003 and was elected Executive Vice President in 1990. Mr. Dillon served as Director of the Kroger Co. from 1995 through 2014. Mr. Dillon began his retailing career at Dillon Companies, Inc. (later a subsidiary of The Kroger Co.) in 1976 and advanced through various management positions, including its President from 1986-1995.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Dillon’s degree in business from the University of Kansas and his law degree from Southern Methodist University, his leadership roles and experiences at The Kroger Co., including serving as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, his knowledge of and extensive experiences in leading one of the world’s largest retailers, his experiences in Kroger’s successful $13 billion merger with Fred Meyer, Inc., his leadership in sustainability, his skills in financial and audit matters, and his experiences as a director at the public companies listed above, qualify him to serve as a director of 3M.

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MICHAEL L. ESKEW   
Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, United Parcel Service, Inc.
Age 66  
Director since   2003
Other current directorships   The Allstate Corporation
International Business Machines Corporation
(presiding director)
Eli Lilly and Company
Directorships within the
past five years
United Parcel Service, Inc.
3M Board committee(s) Compensation (Chair) and Nominating and
Governance Committees
Independent Yes

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mr. Eskew is the Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, United Parcel Service, Inc., a provider of specialized transportation and logistics services. Mr. Eskew was appointed Executive Vice President in 1999 and Vice Chairman in 2000 before becoming Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of UPS in January 2002. He retired as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at the end of 2007 but remained as a director of UPS until December 31, 2014.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Eskew’s degree in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, his leadership roles and experiences at United Parcel Service, including serving as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, his knowledge of and extensive experiences in global logistics, his skills in financial and audit matters, and his experiences as a director at the public companies listed above, qualify him to serve as a director of 3M. Mr. Eskew is Lead Director.


HERBERT L. HENKEL   
Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Ingersoll-Rand plc
Age 67  
Director since   2007
Other current directorships   The Allstate Corporation
C. R. Bard, Inc.
Directorships within the
past five years
Visteon Corporation
3M Board committee(s) Audit (Chair) and Finance Committees
Independent Yes

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mr. Henkel is the Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Ingersoll-Rand plc, a manufacturer of industrial products and components. Mr. Henkel retired as Ingersoll-Rand’s Chief Executive Officer, a position he held since October 1999, on February 4, 2010, and retired as Chairman of the Board on June 3, 2010. Mr. Henkel served as President and Chief Operating Officer of Ingersoll-Rand from April 1999 to October 1999. Mr. Henkel served in various leadership roles at Textron, Inc., including its President and Chief Operating Officer from 1998-1999.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Henkel’s Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Engineering from Polytechnic University of New York and Masters of Business Administration from the Lubin School at Pace University, his leadership roles and experiences at Textron, Inc. and Ingersoll-Rand, including serving as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, his knowledge of and extensive experiences in engineering, manufacturing, management, sales and marketing in a variety of industries, his skills in financial and audit matters, and his experiences as a director at the public companies listed above, qualify him to serve as a director of 3M.

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MUHTAR KENT   
Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company
Age 63  
Director since   2013
Other current directorships   The Coca-Cola Company
3M Board committee(s) Audit and Finance Committees
Independent Yes

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mr. Kent is the Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Coca-Cola Company, the world’s largest beverage company. Mr. Kent has held the position of Chairman of the Board of The Coca-Cola Company since April 23, 2009, and the position of Chief Executive Officer since July 1, 2008. From December 2006 through June 2008, Mr. Kent served as President and Chief Operating Officer of The Coca-Cola Company. From January 2006 through December 2006, Mr. Kent served as President of Coca-Cola International and was elected Executive Vice President of The Coca-Cola Company in February 2006. From May 2005 through January 2006, he was President and Chief Operating Officer of The Coca-Cola Company’s North Asia, Eurasia and Middle East Group, an organization serving a broad and diverse region that included China, Japan, and Russia. Mr. Kent is a board member and past Co-Chair of The Consumer Goods Forum, a fellow of the Foreign Policy Association, a board member and past Chairman of the U.S.-China Business Council, and Chairman Emeritus of the U.S. ASEAN Business Council.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Kent’s Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Hull, England, and Master of Science degree in Administrative Sciences from City University London, his extensive leadership roles and experiences at The Coca-Cola Company across multiple geographies, and his extensive international experience not only at The Coca-Cola Company but also in the organizations mentioned above, qualify him to serve as a director of 3M.


EDWARD M. LIDDY   
Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Allstate Corporation
Age 70  
Director since   2000
Other current directorships   Abbott Laboratories
AbbVie, Inc.
The Boeing Company
3M Board committee(s) Compensation and Nominating and
Governance (Chair) Committees
Independent Yes

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mr. Liddy is the Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, The Allstate Corporation, and former Partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, a private equity investment firm. Mr. Liddy served as a partner of Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC from January 2010 to December 2015. At the request of the Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Mr. Liddy served as Interim Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of American International Group, Inc. (AIG), a global insurance and financial services holding company, from September 2008 until August 2009. Mr. Liddy served as Chairman of the Board of The Allstate Corporation, a personal lines insurer, from January 1999 to April 2008 and as its Chief Executive Officer from January 1999 to December 2006, and as President and Chief Operating Officer from August 1994 to December 1998.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Liddy earned an undergraduate degree from Catholic University and a Masters of Business Administration from George Washington University. He brings to our Board the benefits of his substantial experience as a senior executive and board member of several Fortune 100 companies across a range of industries. Mr. Liddy’s extensive executive leadership experience at Allstate and American International Group enables him to provide our Board with valuable insights on corporate strategy, risk management, corporate governance, and many other issues facing large, global enterprises. Additionally, as a former Chief Financial Officer of Sears, Roebuck and Co., chair of the audit committee of Goldman Sachs, and partner at Clayton, Dubilier & Rice, LLC, Mr. Liddy provides our Board with significant knowledge and understanding of corporate finance, capital markets, and financial reporting and accounting matters which qualifies him to serve as a director of 3M.

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GREGORY R. PAGE   
Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Cargill, Incorporated
Age 64  
Director since   2016
Other current directorships   Cargill, Incorporated (until August 2016)
Deere & Company
Eaton Corporation plc
Directorships within the past
five years
Carlson Companies
3M Board committee(s) Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees
Independent Yes

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mr. Page is the Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Cargill, Incorporated, an international marketer, processor and distributor of agricultural, food, financial and industrial products and services. Mr. Page was named Corporate Vice President & Sector President, Financial Markets and Red Meat Group of Cargill in 1998, Corporate Executive Vice President, Financial Markets and Red Meat Group in 1999, President and Chief Operating Officer in 2000, and became Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer in 2007. He served as Executive Chairman of the Board of Cargill from December 2013 until his retirement from Cargill in September 2015. Mr. Page is a director and past non-executive Chair of the Board of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He is immediate past President and board member of the Northern Star Council of the Boy Scouts of America.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Page’s undergraduate degree in economics from the University of North Dakota, his leadership roles and experiences while serving as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer at Cargill, Incorporated, his expertise and knowledge of financial and audit matters and corporate governance, and his experiences as a director at the public companies listed above, qualify him to serve as a director of 3M.


INGE G. THULIN   
Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, 3M Company
Age 62  
Director since   2012
Other current directorships   Chevron Corporation
Other directorships in the
past five years
The Toro Company
3M Board committee(s) None
Independent No

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mr. Thulin is the Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of 3M Company. Mr. Thulin served as President and Chief Executive Officer of 3M Company from February 24, 2012, to May 8, 2012. Mr. Thulin served as the Company’s Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from May 2011 to February 2012, with responsibility for all of 3M’s business segments and International Operations. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President of International Operations from 2004 to 2011. Mr. Thulin also has held numerous leadership positions in Asia Pacific, Europe and Middle East, and across multiple businesses.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Thulin’s degrees in Marketing and Economics from Gothenburg University, his distinguished 3M career spanning more than three decades with leadership roles across multiple geographies and businesses, his in-depth understanding of 3M’s global businesses, his expertise and knowledge of managing a large global corporation across multiple industries and markets, his skills in business and financial matters, and his experiences as a director at the public companies listed above, qualify him to serve as a director of 3M.

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ROBERT J. ULRICH   
Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Target Corporation
Age 72  
Director since   2008
Other current directorships   None
3M Board committee(s) Compensation and Nominating and
Governance Committees
Independent Yes

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Mr. Ulrich is the Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Target Corporation, an operator of large-format general merchandise and food discount stores. Mr. Ulrich began his retailing career as a merchandising trainee in Target’s department store division (Dayton Hudson) in 1967 and advanced through various management positions. He became Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Target Stores in 1987 and was elected Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Target Corporation in 1994. Mr. Ulrich retired as Target’s Chief Executive Officer on May 1, 2008, and retired as Chairman of the Board on January 31, 2009.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Mr. Ulrich’s Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Minnesota, his leadership roles and experiences at Dayton Hudson and Target Corporation, his knowledge of and extensive experiences in retailing and in building Target into the second-largest retailer in the United States, and his skills in business and financial matters, qualify him to serve as a director of 3M.


PATRICIA A. WOERTZ   
Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company
Age 63  
Director since   2016
Other current directorships   The Procter & Gamble Company
Royal Dutch Shell plc
3M Board committee(s) Compensation and Finance Committees
Independent Yes

PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

Ms. Woertz is the Retired Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Archer-Daniels-Midland Company, an agricultural processor and food ingredient provider. Ms. Woertz joined ADM as Chief Executive Officer and President in April 2006, and was named Chairman of the Board in February 2007. She served as Chief Executive Officer until December 2014, and Chairman of the Board until December 2015. Before joining ADM, Ms. Woertz held positions of increasing importance at Chevron Corporation and its predecessor companies. Ms. Woertz served on the President’s Export Council from 2010-2015 and chaired the U.S. section of the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum 2013-2015.

NOMINEE QUALIFICATIONS

Ms. Woertz’s undergraduate degree from Pennsylvania State University in accounting, her experiences as a Certified Public Accountant at Ernst & Young, her experiences in finance, auditing, strategic planning, and marketing at Gulf Oil Corporation, her experiences in the financial aspects of the mergers between Gulf Oil and Chevron and Texaco and Chevron, her extensive leadership roles and experiences at ChevronTexaco Corporation as Executive Vice President, Global Downstream from 2001-2006, her expertise and knowledge of financial and audit matters and corporate governance, and her experiences as a director at the public companies listed above, qualify her to serve as a director of 3M.

RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD
The Board of Directors unanimously recommends a vote “FOR” the election of these nominees as directors. Proxies solicited by the Board of Directors will be voted “FOR” these nominees unless a stockholder indicates otherwise in voting the proxy.

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BOARD MEMBERSHIP CRITERIA


3M’s Corporate Governance Guidelines contain Board Membership Criteria which include a list of skills and characteristics expected to be represented on 3M’s Board. The Nominating and Governance Committee periodically reviews with the Board the appropriate skills and characteristics required of Board members given the current Board composition. It is the intent of the Board that the Board, itself, will be a high performance organization creating competitive advantage for the Company. To perform as such, the Board will be composed of individuals who have distinguished records of leadership and success in their arena of activity and who will make substantial contributions to Board operations and effectively represent the interests of all stockholders. The Committee’s and the Board’s assessment of Board candidates includes, but is not limited to, consideration of:

Roles in and contributions valuable to the business community;
Personal qualities of leadership, character, judgment, and whether the candidate possesses and maintains throughout service on the Board a reputation in the community at large of integrity, trust, respect, competence, and adherence to the highest ethical standards;
Relevant knowledge and diversity of background and experience in business, manufacturing, technology, finance and accounting, marketing, international business, government, and other areas; and
Whether the candidate is free of conflicts and has the time required for preparation, participation, and attendance at all meetings.

In addition to these minimum requirements, the Committee will also evaluate whether the nominee’s skills are complementary to the existing Board members’ skills, the Board’s needs for particular expertise in certain areas, and will assess the nominee’s impact on Board dynamics and effectiveness.

DIRECTOR NOMINEES SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

The diagram below summarizes the director nominees’ skills and experiences in the areas that are relevant to 3M and shows the number of director nominees (in parentheses) who possess each of the skills and experiences:

DIRECTOR SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE


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DIVERSITY


The Board of Directors values diversity as a factor in selecting nominees to serve on the Board because its experience is that diversity provides significant benefit to the Board and the Company. Although there is no specific policy on diversity, the Committee considers the Board Membership Criteria in selecting nominees for directors, including diversity of background and experience. Such considerations may include gender, race, national origin, functional background, executive or professional experience, and international experience.

IDENTIFICATION, EVALUATION, AND SELECTION OF NOMINEES


The Committee periodically reviews the appropriate size and composition of the Board and anticipates future vacancies and needs of the Board. In the event the Committee recommends an increase in the size of the Board or a vacancy occurs, the Committee considers qualified nominees from several sources, including current Board members and nominees recommended by stockholders and other persons.

The Committee may from time to time retain a director search firm to help the Committee identify qualified director nominees for consideration by the Committee. The Committee retained Spencer Stuart in 2015 to help identify future Board candidates.

The Committee evaluates qualified director nominees at regular or special Committee meetings against the Board Membership Criteria described above then in effect and reviews qualified director nominees with the Board. The Committee and the Chairman of the Board interview candidates that meet the Board Membership Criteria and the Committee selects nominees that best suit the Board’s current needs and recommends one or more of such individuals for election to the Board.

DIRECTOR INDEPENDENCE

The Board has adopted a formal set of Director Independence Guidelines with respect to the determination of director independence, which either conform to or are more exacting than the independence requirements of the NYSE listing standards, and the full text of which is available on our Web site at www.3M.com, under Investor Relations — Governance. In accordance with these Guidelines, a director or nominee for director must be determined to have no material relationship with the Company other than as a director. The Guidelines specify the criteria by which the independence of our directors will be determined, including strict guidelines for directors and their immediate family members with respect to past employment or affiliation with the Company or its independent registered public accounting firm. The Guidelines also prohibit Audit and Compensation Committee members from having any direct or indirect financial relationship with the Company, and restrict both commercial and not-for-profit relationships of all directors with the Company. Directors may not be given personal loans or extensions of credit by the Company, and all directors are required to deal at arm’s length with the Company and its subsidiaries, and to disclose any circumstance that might be perceived as a conflict of interest.

In accordance with these Guidelines, the Board undertook its annual review of director independence. During this review, the Board considered transactions and relationships between each director, or any member of his or her immediate family and the Company and its subsidiaries and affiliates in each of the most recent three completed fiscal years. The Board also considered whether there were any transactions or relationships between the Company and a director or any members of a director’s immediate family (or any entity of which a director or an immediate family member is an executive officer, general partner, or significant equity holder). The Board considered that in the ordinary course of business, transactions may occur between the Company and its subsidiaries and companies at which some of our directors are or have been officers. In particular, the Board considered the annual amount of sales to 3M for each of the most recent three completed fiscal years by each of the companies where directors serve or have served as an executive officer, as well as purchases by those companies from 3M. The Board determined that the amount of sales and purchases in each fiscal year was below one percent of the annual revenues of each of those companies, the threshold set forth in the Director Independence Guidelines. The Board also considered charitable contributions to not-for-profit organizations with which our directors or immediate family members are affiliated, none of which approached the threshold set forth in our Director Independence Guidelines.

As a result of this review, the Board affirmatively determined that the following directors are independent under these Guidelines: Linda G. Alvarado, Sondra L. Barbour, Thomas “Tony” K. Brown, Vance D. Coffman, David B. Dillon, Michael L. Eskew, Herbert L. Henkel, Muhtar Kent, Edward M. Liddy, Gregory R. Page, Robert J. Ulrich, and Patricia A. Woertz. The Board has also determined that members of the Audit Committee and Compensation Committee received no compensation from the Company other than for service as a director. Inge G. Thulin, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer, is considered to not be independent because of his employment by the Company.

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NOMINEES PROPOSED BY STOCKHOLDERS

The Committee has a policy to consider properly submitted stockholder recommendations for candidates for membership on the Board of Directors. Stockholders proposing individuals for consideration by the Committee must include at least the following information about the proposed nominee: the proposed nominee’s name, age, business or residence address, principal occupation or employment, and whether such person has given written consent to being named in the Proxy Statement as a nominee and to serving as a director if elected. Stockholders should send the required information about the proposed nominee to:

     Corporate Secretary
3M Company
3M Center
Building 220-14W-06
St. Paul, MN 55144-1000.

In order for an individual proposed by a stockholder to be considered by the Committee for recommendation as a Board nominee for the 2017 Annual Meeting, the Corporate Secretary must receive the proposal by November 23, 2016. Such proposals must be sent via registered, certified, or express mail (or other means that allows the stockholder to determine when the proposal was received by the Company). The Corporate Secretary will send properly submitted stockholder proposed nominations to the Committee Chair for consideration at a future Committee meeting. Individuals proposed by stockholders in accordance with these procedures will receive the same consideration received by individuals identified to the Committee through other means.

STOCKHOLDER NOMINATIONS - ADVANCE NOTICE BYLAW

In addition, 3M’s Bylaws permit stockholders to nominate directors at an annual meeting of stockholders or at a special meeting at which directors are to be elected in accordance with the notice of meeting. Stockholders intending to nominate a person for election as a director must comply with the requirements set forth in the Company’s Bylaws. With respect to nominations to be acted upon at our 2017 Annual Meeting, our bylaws would require, among other things, that the Corporate Secretary receive written notice from the record stockholder no earlier than November 23, 2016, and no later than December 23, 2016. The notice must contain the information required by the bylaws, a copy of which is available on our Web site at www.3M.com, under Investor Relations — Governance. Nominations received after December 23, 2016, will not be acted upon at the 2017 Annual Meeting.

PROXY ACCESS NOMINATIONS

Further, pursuant to the proxy access Bylaw adopted by the Board in November 2015, a stockholder, or a group of up to 20 stockholders, continuously owning for three years at least three percent of our outstanding common shares may nominate and include in our proxy materials up to the greater of two directors and 20 percent of the number of directors currently serving, if the stockholder(s) and nominee(s) satisfy the Bylaw requirements. For eligible stockholders to include in our proxy materials nominees for the 2017 Annual Meeting, proxy access nomination notices must be received by the Company no earlier than November 23, 2016, and no later than December 23, 2016. The notice must contain the information required by the Bylaws.

ROLE OF THE NOMINATING AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

The Nominating and Governance Committee identifies individuals who the Committee believes are qualified to become Board members in accordance with the Board Membership Criteria set forth below, and recommends selected individuals to the Board for nomination to stand for election at the next meeting of stockholders of the Company in which directors will be elected. In the event there is a vacancy on the Board between meetings of stockholders, the Committee seeks to identify individuals who the Committee believes are qualified to become Board members in accordance with the Board Membership Criteria set forth below, and may recommend one or more of such individuals for appointment to the Board. The Nominating and Governance Committee also focuses on overall Board-level succession planning at the director level.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE OVERVIEW

The Company believes that good corporate governance practices serve the long-term interests of stockholders, strengthen the Board and management, and further enhance the public trust 3M has earned from more than a century of operating with uncompromising integrity and doing business the right way. The following sections provide an overview of 3M’s corporate governance practices,including the Corporate Governance Guidelines, the Board’s leadership structure and the responsibilities of the independent Lead Director, communication with directors, director independence, the director nomination process, the Board’s role in risk oversight, the Codes of Conduct for directors and employees, public policy engagement, and the Company’s commitment to the environment and sustainability.

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CORPORATE GOVERNANCE HIGHLIGHTS


BOARD SIZE AND INDEPENDENCE    

INDEPENDENT LEAD DIRECTOR

   

MEETING ATTENDANCE

12 out of 13 Directors are independent
 
Independent Lead Director with robust authority
Combined Chairman and CEO positions
 
97%
Overall attendance at Board and committee meetings

There were EIGHT Board meetings in 2015


DIRECTOR TENURE      

DIRECTOR AGE

     

OTHER PUBLIC COMPANY BOARDS

   

The Corporate Governance Highlights above reflect the Board’s current 13 directors. One of the directors, Linda Alvarado, is not seeking re-election and will end her service on the Board on May 10, 2016, when her term expires.

  CORPORATE GOVERNANCE BEST PRACTICES
 

  Board Independence

 
Substantial majority of independent directors – twelve of our thirteen directors are independent of the Company and management – and all are highly qualified.
Independent directors regularly meet in executive sessions without management.
Independent directors have complete access to management and employees.
Regularly refresh Board; added 6 new directors in past 4 years; average director tenure is 6.8 years.
 
  Board Committee Independence and Expertise
 
Committee independence – Only independent directors serve on the Board’s committees with independent committee chairs empowered to establish committee agendas.
Committee executive sessions – at each regularly scheduled meeting, members of the Audit Committee, Compensation Committee, Finance Committee, and Nominating and Governance Committee meet in executive session.
Financial expertise – All members of the Audit Committee meet the NYSE listing standards for financial expertise, and six of the seven members are “audit committee financial experts” under SEC rules.

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Stockholder Rights
Annual election of all directors.
Majority voting for directors in uncontested elections.
Proxy access – a stockholder, or a group of up to 20 stockholders, continuously owning for 3 years at least 3 percent of our outstanding common shares may nominate and include in our proxy materials up to the greater of two directors and 20 percent of the number of directors currently serving, if the stockholder(s) and nominee(s) satisfy the bylaw requirements.
Established policies and criteria for director nominations, including candidates recommended by stockholders.
No supermajority voting provisions in Bylaws or Certificate of Incorporation.
Stockholders holding 25 percent of the outstanding shares have the right to call a special meeting.
No stockholders’ rights plan (also known as a “poison pill”).
Established protocol for stockholders to communicate with the independent Lead Director, the chairs of the Audit, Compensation, Finance, and Nominating and Governance Committees of the Board, any of the other independent directors or all of the independent directors as a group or the full Board.
 

Stockholder Outreach and Engagement

We maintain a vigorous stockholder engagement program. During 2015, members of senior management met with a cross-section of stockholders owning approximately 35 percent of our outstanding shares. The feedback from those meetings was shared with the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Board and helped inform the Board’s decision to adopt proxy access bylaws in November 2015.
 

Risk Oversight

Broad risk oversight by the Board and its committees, with committee-level risk analyses reported to the full Board and senior-level internal auditor and Chief Compliance Officer appointed by, and reporting directly to, the Audit Committee.
 

Board Approved Long-Term Strategic Plans and Capital Allocation Strategies

Each year management presents to the Board, and the Board discusses and approves, detailed long-term strategic plans for the Company, the international business, and each of the Company’s business groups. Each presentation includes an overview of the business group, the financial performance, an assessment of the portfolio for growth opportunities using a SWOT analysis (i.e., strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats); strategic priorities to drive the three key value creation levers—Portfolio Management, Investing in Innovation, and Business Transformation; plans to drive the four corporate fundamental strengths—Technology, Manufacturing, Global Capabilities, and Brand; and the projected long-term financial performance.

The Board also approves the long-term capital structure of the Company to ensure that there is sufficient capital to invest for future growth.

   

The Company is committed to investing in organic growth, most notably through capital expenditures and research and development. The Company has invested approximately $16 billion in capital expenditures and research and development to support and fund organic growth over the past 5 years. 3M has opened six customer technical centers around the world, and a new, state-of-the-art research and development laboratory in the United States.

 

The capital allocation plans have flexibility to respond quickly to strategic acquisition opportunities that can strengthen the Company’s portfolio. Over the past 5 years, 3M has invested approximately $6 billion in strategic acquisitions to build upon and strengthen its business portfolio for continued future growth.

The Company has a long history of returning cash to stockholders, having paid nearly $10 billion in dividends over the past 5 years.

Finally, share repurchases represent the last component of 3M’s capital allocation plans. Over the past 5 years, 3M has returned approximately $21 billion to stockholders via share repurchases.

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  Director Orientation and Continuing Education
Board orientation – Our orientation programs familiarize new directors with 3M’s businesses, strategic plans, and policies, and for their role on their assigned committees.
Continuing education programs assist directors in maintaining skills and knowledge necessary for the performance of their duties. These programs may be part of regular Board and Committee meetings or provided by academic or other qualified third parties.
 

  Board and Committee Evaluations

The Nominating and Governance Committee conducts an annual evaluation of the performance of the Board and each of its committees. The results are shared with the Board and helps identify areas in which the Board and its committees could improve performance.
As part of the nomination process, the Nominating and Governance Committee annually evaluates each of the directors to ensure our directors have the necessary skills and experience to effectively oversee the Company.
 

  Compliance

Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for directors.
Code of Conduct for all employees, including our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer.
Disclosure committee for financial reporting.
Disclosure of public policy engagement on our Investor Relations Web site, under Governance — Governance Documents — “Political Activities and Issue Advocacy,” including disclosure of political contributions and membership in key trade associations where membership dues allocated for lobbying purposes exceed $25,000.
 

  Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability

Long-standing commitment to environmental stewardship and sustainability.
2025 Sustainability Goals for raw materials, water, and energy and climate, including increasing wind and solar renewable energy to 25 percent of total electricity use by 2025.
Our Sustainability Report and 2025 Sustainability Goals are available on our Web site at www.3M.com, under About 3M — Sustainability.
 

  Executive Compensation

Annual advisory approval of executive compensation with approximately 96 percent of the votes cast in favor of the Company’s executive compensation program in 2015.
Strong pay-for-performance philosophy.
Incentive compensation subject to clawback policy.
Robust stock ownership guidelines for executive officers and stock retention policy for directors.
Prohibition of hedging or pledging 3M stock by directors and executive officers.
No employment, severance, or change-in-control agreements with any senior executives, including the CEO.
Long-term incentive compensation linked to financial objectives of earnings per share growth, organic volume growth, return on invested capital, and free cash flow conversion.

CORPORATE GOVERNANCE GUIDELINES

The Board has adopted Corporate Governance Guidelines which provide a framework for the effective governance of the Company. The guidelines address matters such as the respective roles and responsibilities of the Board and management, the Board’s leadership structure, the responsibilities of the independent Lead Director, director independence, the Board Membership Criteria, Board committees, and Board and management evaluation. The Board’s Nominating and Governance Committee is responsible for overseeing and reviewing the Guidelines at least annually and recommending any proposed changes to the Board for approval. The Corporate Governance Guidelines, the Certificate of Incorporation and Bylaws, the charters of the Board committees, the Director Independence Guidelines, and the Codes of Conduct provide the framework for the governance of the Company and are available on our Web site at www.3M.com, under Investor Relations — Governance.

BOARD’S ROLE IN RISK OVERSIGHT

The Board has delegated to the Audit Committee through its charter the primary responsibility for the oversight of risks facing the Company. The Audit Committee’s charter provides that the Audit Committee shall “discuss policies and procedures with respect to risk assessment and risk management, the Company’s major risk exposures and the steps management has taken to monitor and mitigate such exposures.”

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The Vice President and General Auditor, Corporate Auditing (the “Auditor”), whose appointment and performance is reviewed and evaluated by the Audit Committee and who has direct reporting obligations to the Committee, is responsible for leading the formal risk assessment and management process within the Company. The Auditor, through consultation with the Company’s senior management, periodically assesses the major risks facing the Company and works with those executives responsible for managing each specific risk. The Auditor periodically reviews with the Audit Committee the major risks facing the Company and the steps management has taken to monitor and mitigate those risks. The Auditor’s risk management report, which is provided in advance of the meeting, is reviewed with the entire Board by either the chair of the Audit Committee or the Auditor. The executive responsible for managing a particular risk may also report to the full Board on how the risk is being managed and mitigated.

While the Board’s oversight of risk primarily is performed by the Audit Committee, the Board has delegated to other committees the oversight of risks within their areas of responsibility and expertise. For example, the Compensation Committee oversees risks associated with the Company’s compensation practices, including by performing an annual review of the Company’s risk assessment of its compensation policies and practices for its employees. The Finance Committee oversees risks associated with the Company’s capital structure, credit ratings and cost of capital, long-term benefit obligations, and use of or investment in financial products, such as derivatives to manage risk related to foreign currencies, commodities, and interest rates. The Nominating and Governance Committee oversees risks associated with the Company’s overall governance and its succession planning process to ensure that the Company has a slate of future, qualified candidates for key management positions.

The Board believes that its oversight of risks, primarily through delegation to the Audit Committee, but also through delegation to other committees to oversee specific risks within their areas of responsibility and expertise, and the sharing of information with the full Board, is appropriate for a diversified technology and manufacturing company like 3M. The chair of each committee that oversees risk provides a summary of the matters discussed with the committee to the full Board following each committee meeting. The minutes of each committee meeting are also provided to all Board members. The Board also believes its oversight of risk is enhanced by its current leadership structure (discussed above) because the CEO, who is ultimately responsible for the Company’s management of risk, also chairs regular Board meetings. Given his in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Company, the CEO is best able to bring key business issues and risks to the Board’s attention.

MANAGEMENT SUCCESSION PLANNING

The Board plans the succession to the position of Chairman/CEO and other senior management positions. To assist the Board, the Chairman/CEO and Senior Vice President of Human Resources annually assesses senior managers and their succession potential for the position of Chairman/CEO and other senior management positions.

COMMUNICATION WITH DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors has adopted the following process for stockholders and other interested parties to send communications to members of the Board. Stockholders and other interested parties may communicate with the Lead Director, the chairs of the Audit, Compensation, Finance, and Nominating and Governance Committees of the Board, or with any of our other independent directors, or all of them as a group, by sending a letter to the following address: Corporate Secretary, 3M Company, 3M Center, Building 220-14W-06, St. Paul, MN 55144-1000.

COMPLIANCE

3M’S CODES OF CONDUCT

More than a century of operating with uncompromising integrity has earned 3M trust from our customers, credibility with our communities, and dedication from our employees. All of our employees, including our Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer, and Chief Accounting Officer, are required to abide by 3M’s Code of Conduct to ensure that our business is conducted in a consistently legal and ethical manner. These policies form the foundation of a comprehensive process that includes compliance with corporate policies and procedures and a Company-wide focus on uncompromising integrity in every aspect of our operations. Our Code of Conduct covers many topics, including antitrust and competition law, conflicts of interest, financial reporting, protection of confidential information, and compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to the conduct of our business.

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Employees are required to report any conduct that they believe in good faith to be an actual or apparent violation of the Code of Conduct. The Audit Committee has adopted procedures to receive, retain, and treat complaints received regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters, and to allow for the confidential and anonymous submission by employees or others of concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters. Information on how to submit any such communications can be found on 3M’s Investor Relations Web site, under Governance — Governance Documents — Employee Business Conduct Policies — “Report a concern or ask a question.”

The Board also has adopted a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for directors of the Company. This Code incorporates long-standing principles of conduct the Company and the Board follow to ensure the Company’s business and the activities of the Board are conducted with integrity and adherence to the highest ethical standards, and in compliance with the law.

The Company’s Code of Conduct for employees and the Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Directors are available on our Web site at www.3M.com under Investor Relations — Governance — Governance Documents.

PUBLIC POLICY ENGAGEMENT

The Company believes that transparency with respect to the consideration, processes, and oversight of our engagement with lawmakers is important to our stockholders, and continuously makes efforts to give our stockholders useful information about our public policy engagement. Since 2007 (and updated several times since then), the Company has voluntarily published a detailed explanation of the Company’s political activities which is available on our Web site at www.3M.com under Investor Relations — Governance — Governance Documents — “Political Activities and Issue Advocacy.” There, the Company sets out in detail its positions on important public policy issues, the factors we consider when making political contributions, and the processes we use for legal, financial, executive, and Board oversight of our political activities and contributions. We also provide links to the reports the 3M Political Action Committee files monthly with the Federal Election Commission and the Company’s quarterly Lobbying Disclosure reports, as well as a detailed list of our contributions to state candidates and political parties, and contributions to “527” political organizations. The Company also discloses on its Web site the trade associations the Company joined where $25,000 or more of the dues are allocated for lobbying purposes by the trade association. The Company believes that these disclosures on our Web site, which exceed the disclosures required by law, offer transparency respecting the Company’s public policy engagement and political activities.

COMMITMENT TO THE ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABILITY

At 3M, we are working hard to help create a better world for people everywhere. We apply our ingenuity, our expertise, and our technology to solve problems innovatively, and with a focus on solutions for the longer term. Sustainability is fundamental to our business philosophy — from product development and manufacturing to how customers use our products.

For more than 40 years, 3M has been a leader among global corporations in sustainability actions and measures, beginning with the creation of its groundbreaking Pollution Prevention Pays (3P) Program in 1975 to a broad portfolio of sustainable products today. As a global corporation, we believe that we have a significant responsibility to society in general, and especially to the communities in which we live and work. Fulfilling our responsibility is important both from an environmental stewardship perspective and as a key competitive strategy. Our corporate vision states: “3M technology advancing every company... 3M products enhancing every home... and 3M innovation improving every life.” It is that vision — that focuses on our customers’ needs and well-being — that guides our sustainability strategies and goals, and the respect we demonstrate for our social and physical environments.

We have created hundreds of sustainable solutions and product platforms to help our customers manage their environmental footprint — from paint systems that reduce the need for cleaning solvents and window films that ease energy consumption to a greener tape that is made with plant-based adhesive and film.

In January 2013, our CEO formed the Sustainability Center of Excellence to focus on developing and commercializing products which help our customers solve their sustainability challenges and on ensuring sustainability within 3M operations and supply chain. The Vice President of Environment, Health, Safety, and Sustainability reports to the Senior Vice President of 3M Supply Chain, who reports to the CEO. The formation of the Sustainability Center of Excellence demonstrates the Company’s commitment to integrate innovation and sustainability into our products and operations for the benefit of our customers and our communities. The primary role of the Center is to develop strategy, set significant goals to track progress, and drive sustainable actions throughout 3M. Sustainability will continue to be a vital focus as we work to truly advance every company, enhance every home, and improve every life.

As part of our sustainability efforts, we are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact on Human Rights — a policy initiative for businesses to demonstrate their commitment to ten principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption. We

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will report annually on these corporate responsibility efforts in our Sustainability Report. To learn more about our sustainability efforts, please view our Sustainability Report which is available on our Web site at www.3M.com under About 3M — Sustainability.

RELATED PERSON TRANSACTION POLICY AND PROCEDURES

The Board of Directors has adopted a written Related Person Transaction Policy and Procedures which is administered by the Nominating and Governance Committee. This Policy applies to any transaction or series of transactions in which the Company or a subsidiary is a participant, the amount involved exceeds $120,000, and a Related Person (as that term is defined in the Policy) has a direct or indirect material interest and which is required to be disclosed under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K. Transactions that fall within this definition are referred to the Committee for approval, ratification, or other action. Based on its consideration of all of the relevant facts and circumstances, the Committee decides whether or not to approve a transaction and approves only those transactions that are in the best interests of the Company. In the course of its review and approval or ratification of a transaction, the Committee considers:

the nature of the Related Person’s interest in the transaction;

the material terms of the transaction, including whether the transaction is on terms no less favorable than terms generally available to an unaffiliated third party under the same or similar circumstances;

the significance of the transaction to the Related Person;

the significance of the transaction to the Company;

whether the transaction would impair the judgment of a director or executive officer to act in the best interest of the Company; and

any other matters the Committee deems appropriate.

Any Committee member who is a Related Person with respect to a transaction under review may not participate in the deliberations or vote respecting such approval or ratification, except that such a director may be counted in determining the presence of a quorum at a meeting at which the Committee considers the transaction.

POLICY ON ADOPTION OF A RIGHTS PLAN

In 2002 and 2003, a 3M stockholder submitted a stockholder proposal to 3M regarding the approval process for adopting a stockholders’ rights plan (also known as a “poison pill”). 3M does not have a rights plan and is not currently considering adopting one. The Board continues to believe, however, that there may be circumstances under which adoption of a rights plan would give the Board the negotiating power and leverage necessary to obtain the best result for 3M stockholders in the context of a takeover effort.

Following consideration of the favorable vote the stockholder proposal received and in light of this belief, the Board adopted and has reaffirmed a statement of policy on this topic. The Board’s policy is that it will only adopt a rights plan if either (1) stockholders have approved adoption of the rights plan or (2) the Board (including a majority of the independent members of the Board), in its exercise of its fiduciary responsibilities, makes a determination that, under the circumstances existing at the time, it is in the best interests of 3M’s stockholders to adopt a rights plan without the delay in adoption resulting from seeking stockholder approval.

The Board has directed the Nominating and Governance Committee to review this policy statement on an annual basis and to report to the Board on any recommendations it may have concerning the policy. The terms of the policy, as in effect, are included in 3M’s published Corporate Governance Guidelines and its Proxy Statement.

BOARD STRUCTURE AND PROCESSES

BOARD’S LEADERSHIP STRUCTURE

The Board’s leadership structure is characterized by:

a combined Chairman of the Board and CEO;

a strong, independent, and highly experienced Lead Director with well-defined responsibilities that support the Board’s oversight responsibilities;

a robust committee structure consisting entirely of independent directors with oversight of various types of risks; and

an engaged and independent Board.

The Board of Directors believes that this leadership structure provides independent board leadership and engagement while deriving the benefits of having our CEO also serve as Chairman of the Board. As the individual with primary responsibility for managing the Company’s day-to-day operations and with in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Company, our CEO is best positioned to chair regular Board meetings as the directors discuss key business and strategic issues. Coupled with an independent Lead Director, this combined structure provides independent oversight while avoiding unnecessary confusion regarding the Board’s oversight responsibilities and the day-to-day management of business operations.

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serve stockholders. As a result, the Board has rejected adopting a policy permanently separating or combining the positions of Chairman and CEO in its Corporate Governance Guidelines, which are reviewed at least annually and available on our Web site at www.3M.com, under Investor Relations — Governance. Instead, the Board adopted an approach that allows it, in representing the stockholders’ best interests, to decide who should serve as Chairman or CEO, or both, under present or anticipated future circumstances.

The Board believes that combining the roles of CEO and Chairman contributes to an efficient and effective Board. The Board believes that to drive change and continuous improvement within the Company, tempered by respect for 3M’s traditions and values, the CEO must have maximum authority. The CEO is primarily responsible for effectively leading significant change, improving operational efficiency, driving growth, managing the Company’s day-to-day business, managing the various risks facing the Company, and reinforcing the expectation for all employees of continuing to build on 3M’s century-old tradition of uncompromising integrity and doing business the right way.

The Board believes that the Company’s corporate governance measures ensure that strong, independent directors continue to effectively oversee the Company’s management and key issues related to executive compensation, CEO evaluation and succession planning, strategy, risk, and integrity. The Corporate Governance Guidelines provide, in part, that:

Independent directors comprise a substantial majority of the Board;
Directors are elected annually by a majority vote in uncontested director elections;
Only independent directors serve on the Audit, Compensation, Finance, and Nominating and Governance Committees;
The committee chairs establish their respective agendas;
The Board and committees may retain their own advisors;
The independent directors have complete access to management and employees;
The independent directors meet in executive session without the CEO or other employees during each regular Board meeting; and
The Board and each committee regularly conduct a self-evaluation to determine whether it and its committees function effectively.

The Board has also designated one of its members to serve as Lead Director, with responsibilities (described in the next section) that are similar to those typically performed by an independent chairman.

INDEPENDENT LEAD DIRECTOR

The Board has designated one of its members to serve as a Lead Director, with responsibilities that are similar to those typically performed by an independent chairman (“Lead Director”). Michael L. Eskew was appointed Lead Director by the independent directors effective November 12, 2012, succeeding Dr. Vance Coffman who had served as Lead Director since 2006. Michael Eskew is a highly experienced director, currently serving on the boards of The Allstate Corporation, International Business Machines Corporation, and Eli Lilly and Company, and was the former Chairman and CEO of United Parcel Service, Inc. His responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Presides at all meetings of the Board at which the Chairman is not present, including executive sessions of the independent directors;
Acts as a key liaison between the Chairman/CEO and the independent directors;
Approves the meeting agendas for the Board, and approves the meeting schedules to assure that there is sufficient time for discussion of all agenda items;
Has the authority to approve the materials to be delivered to the directors in advance of each Board meeting and provides feedback regarding the quality, quantity, and timeliness of those materials (this duty not only gives the Lead Director approval authority with respect to materials to be delivered to the directors in advance of each Board meeting but also provides a feedback mechanism so that the materials may be improved for future meetings);
Has the authority to call meetings of the independent directors;
Communicates Board member feedback to the Chairman/CEO (except that the chair of the Compensation Committee leads the discussion of the Chairman/CEO’s performance and communicates the Board’s evaluation of that performance to the Chairman/CEO);
If requested by major stockholders, ensures that he is available, when appropriate, for consultation and direct communication; and
Performs such other duties as requested by the independent directors.

EXECUTIVE SESSIONS

As an agenda item for every regularly scheduled Board and committee meeting, independent directors regularly meet in executive session, without the Chairman/CEO or other members of management present, to consider such matters as they deem appropriate.

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BOARD COMMITTEES

BOARD AND COMMITTEE EVALUATIONS

The Board conducts an annual self-evaluation to determine whether it and its committees are functioning effectively and consider opportunities for continual enhancement. The Nominating and Governance Committee solicits and receives comments from all directors and shares those comments with the Board. Based on the comments and further discussion and reflection, the Board makes an assessment reviewing areas in which the Board believes improvements could be made to increase the effectiveness of the Board and its committees as well as identifying existing practices which have contributed to high effectiveness and accordingly should be continued. Self-evaluation items requiring follow-up and/or the development and execution of implementation and action plans are monitored on a going-forward basis by the full Board, as well as by individual committees and the chairs thereof, as applicable. While this formal self-evaluation is conducted on an annual basis, directors share perspectives, feedback, and suggestions year-round. The Board and each committee conducted an evaluation of its performance in 2015.

BOARD AND COMMITTEE INFORMATION

The Board currently has thirteen directors and the following four committees: Audit, Compensation, Finance, and Nominating and Governance. On August 10, 2015, the Board of Directors elected David B. Dillon as a director and appointed him as a member of the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees. In February 2016, the Board elected Gregory R. Page and Patricia A. Woertz as directors. Gregory R. Page joined the Audit and Nominating and Governance Committees, and Patricia A. Woertz joined the Compensation and Finance Committees. Linda Alvarado is not seeking re-election and will end her service on the 3M Board on May 10, 2016, when her term expires. The membership and the function of each committee are described below.

During 2015, the Board of Directors held six regularly scheduled meetings and two telephonic meetings. Overall attendance at Board and committee meetings was 97 percent.

The Company has a long-standing policy that directors are expected to attend the Annual Meeting of Stockholders unless extenuating circumstances prevent them from attending. All directors who were members of the Board as of May 2015 attended last year’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders.

NAME OF NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTOR      AUDIT      COMPENSATION      FINANCE      NOMINATING
AND
GOVERNANCE
Linda G. Alvarado
Sondra L. Barbour  
Thomas “Tony” K. Brown    
Vance D. Coffman
David B. Dillon      
Michael L. Eskew
Herbert L. Henkel
Muhtar Kent
Edward M. Liddy
Gregory R. Page
Robert J. Ulrich
Patricia A. Woertz
  = Committee Member  = Chair

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AUDIT COMMITTEE

MEMBERS
Linda G. Alvarado
Sondra L. Barbour
Thomas “Tony” K. Brown
David B. Dillon
Herbert L. Henkel (chair)
Muhtar Kent
Gregory R. Page
(elected in Feb 2016)

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The Board of Directors has determined that all of the Audit Committee members are “independent” and “financially literate” under the NYSE listing standards and that members of the Audit Committee received no compensation from the Company other than for service as a director.

The Board has also determined that the following Audit Committee members — Herbert L. Henkel (chair), Linda G. Alvarado, Sondra L. Barbour, David B. Dillon, Muhtar Kent, and Gregory R. Page — have “accounting or related financial management expertise” under the NYSE listing standards and are “audit committee financial experts” as that term is defined by applicable Securities and Exchange Commission regulations.

The Audit Committee has adopted, and annually reviews, its charter setting forth its roles and responsibilities.

AUDIT COMMITTEE
CHARTER

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INTRODUCTION

The Audit Committee assists the Board in its oversight of the integrity of the Company’s financial statements, compliance with legal and regulatory requirements, the qualifications, independence, and performance of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm (the “Independent Accounting Firm”), the performance of the Company’s internal auditing department, and furnishes a report for inclusion in the Company’s Proxy Statement.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reviews the Company’s annual audited and quarterly consolidated financial statements and internal controls over financial reporting;
Reviews the Company’s financial reporting process and internal controls over financial reporting, including any major issues regarding accounting principles and financial statement presentation, and critical accounting policies to be used in the consolidated financial statements;
Reviews and discusses with management and the Independent Accounting Firm the Company’s report on internal controls over financial reporting and the Independent Accounting Firm’s audit of internal controls over financial reporting;
By delegation to the chair, reviews earnings press releases prior to issuance;
Appoints, oversees, and approves compensation of the Independent Accounting Firm;
Reviews with the Independent Accounting Firm the scope of the annual audit, including fees and staffing, and approves all audit and permissible non-audit services provided by the Independent Accounting Firm;
Reviews findings and recommendations of the Independent Accounting Firm and management’s response to the recommendations of the Independent Accounting Firm;
Discusses policies with respect to risk assessment and risk management, the Company’s major risk exposures, and the steps management has taken to monitor and mitigate such exposures;
Discusses with management the progress on the phased implementation of the global enterprise resource planning system and the cybersecurity measures employed by the Company;
Periodically obtains reports from the Company’s senior internal auditing executive, who has direct reporting obligations to the Committee, on the annual audit plan, scope of work, and the results of internal audits and management’s response thereto;
Periodically obtains reports from the Company’s Chief Compliance Officer, who has direct reporting obligations to the Committee, on compliance with the Company’s Code of Conduct, and at least annually, on the implementation and effectiveness of the Company’s compliance and ethics program;
Reviews with the Company’s General Counsel legal matters that may have a material impact on the consolidated financial statements and any material reports or inquiries received from regulators or government agencies regarding compliance; and
Establishes procedures for (i) the receipt, retention, and treatment of complaints received by the Company regarding accounting, internal accounting controls, or auditing matters; and (ii) the confidential, anonymous submission by Company employees of concerns regarding questionable accounting or auditing matters and periodically review with the Chief Compliance Officer and the Company’s senior internal auditing executive these procedures and any significant complaints received.


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COMPENSATION COMMITTEE

MEMBERS
Vance D. Coffman
Michael L. Eskew (chair)
Edward M. Liddy
Robert J. Ulrich
Patricia A. Woertz
(elected in Feb 2016)

MEETINGS IN 2015     5

The Board of Directors has determined that all Compensation Committee members are “independent” under the NYSE listing standards, including the listing standards applicable to compensation committee members.

The Board has also determined that each Compensation Committee member qualifies as a “Non-Employee Director” under Rule 16b-3 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, and that each member qualifies as an “outside director” under Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code.

The Compensation Committee has adopted, and annually reviews, its charter setting forth its roles and responsibilities.

COMPENSATION
COMMITTEE CHARTER

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INTRODUCTION

The Compensation Committee reviews the Company’s compensation practices and policies, annually reviews and approves (subject to ratification by the independent directors of the Board) the compensation for the CEO, annually reviews and approves the compensation for the other senior executives, evaluates CEO performance, reviews and discusses with management of the Company the Compensation Discussion and Analysis prepared in accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s disclosure rules for executive compensation, and furnishes a report for inclusion in the Company’s Proxy Statement.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reviews disclosures in the Company’s Proxy Statement regarding advisory votes on executive compensation and the frequency of such votes;
Approves the adoption, amendment, and termination of incentive compensation and deferred compensation programs for employees of the Company;
Approves the adoption, amendment, or termination of equity compensation programs or, if stockholder approval would be required, recommends such actions to the Board;
Approves, subject to ratification by the independent directors of the Board, employment agreements and severance arrangements for the CEO, as appropriate;
Approves employment agreements and severance arrangements for the senior executives of the Company (other than the CEO), as appropriate;
Oversees the administration of the Company’s stock and long-term incentive compensation programs, and determines the employees who receive awards and the size of their awards under such programs;
Approves the adoption and amendment of Company guidelines covering ownership of Company common stock by executives, and annually reviews compliance with these guidelines;
Reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning any amendment to a retirement benefit plan that would require Board approval;
Annually reviews a risk assessment of the Company’s compensation policies and practices for its employees;
Review stockholder proposals relating to executive compensation matters and make recommendations to the Board regarding responses;
Periodically reviews human resource issues relating to the Company’s policies and practices with respect to workforce diversity and equal employment opportunities; and
Has the authority to retain compensation consultants, counsel, or other advisors as it deems appropriate, including the authority to approve such advisors’ fees and retention terms.


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FINANCE COMMITTEE

MEMBERS
Sondra L. Barbour
Thomas “Tony” K. Brown
Vance D. Coffman (chair)
Herbert L. Henkel
Muhtar Kent
Patricia A. Woertz
(elected in Feb 2016)

MEETINGS IN 2015     5

The Board of Directors has determined that all Finance Committee members are “independent” under the NYSE listing standards.

The Finance Committee has adopted, and annually reviews, its charter setting forth its roles and responsibilities.

FINANCE COMMITTEE
CHARTER

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INTRODUCTION

The Finance Committee assists the Board with its oversight of the Company’s financial structure, including its overall capital structure, sources and uses of funds and related cash and financing plans, the Company’s financial condition and capital strategy, and financial risk management.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Reviews and recommends for approval by the Board the dividend policy and the declaration of dividends or other forms of distributions on the Company’s stock, such as stock splits in the form of a stock dividend;
Reviews and recommends for approval by the Board the authorization for repurchase of the Company’s stock and periodically reviews repurchase activities;

Reviews and recommends for approval by the Board the Company’s authorization limit for cumulative short- and long-term borrowings;

Reviews and recommends for approval by the Board the registration and issuance of the Company’s debt or equity securities, except in the case of the issuance of debt or equity securities in connection with a merger or acquisition transaction which is presented to the Board;
Periodically reviews the Company’s capital allocation and capital structure strategies and related metrics from a credit rating agency and investor perspective;
Reviews and recommends for approval by the Board an annual capital expenditure budget and revisions to that budget;
Reviews and recommends for approval by the Board capital expenditures in excess of $75,000,000;
Periodically reviews the Company’s global treasury and tax planning activities;
Reviews and evaluates risks associated with the Company’s policies and activities related to cash investments, counterparty risks, and use of derivatives as part of hedging programs to manage risk related to foreign currencies, commodity prices, and interest rates;
Periodically reviews and approves the Company’s decision to enter into derivative swaps, including swaps exempt from an otherwise applicable clearing or trading mandate, and other governance matters related to derivatives trading;
Periodically reviews the Company’s insurance coverage;
Periodically reviews the funding, asset performance, and strategies for the Company’s pension and other postretirement benefit plans; and
Periodically reviews the Company’s funding and liquidity strategies for achievement of financing objectives.


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NOMINATING AND GOVERNANCE COMMITTEE

MEMBERS
Linda G. Alvarado
David B. Dillon
Michael L. Eskew
Edward M. Liddy (chair)
Gregory R. Page
(elected in Feb 2016)
Robert J. Ulrich

MEETINGS IN 2015     5

The Board of Directors has determined that all Nominating and Governance Committee members are “independent” under the NYSE listing standards.

The Nominating and Governance Committee has adopted, and annually reviews, its charter setting forth its roles and responsibilities.

NOMINATING AND
GOVERNANCE
COMMITTEE CHARTER

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INTRODUCTION

The Nominating and Governance Committee establishes the Board Membership Criteria, assists the Board by identifying individuals qualified to become Board members, recommends to the Board matters of corporate governance, facilitates the annual review of the performance of the Board and its committees, and periodically reviews CEO and management succession plans.

ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Selects and recommends director candidates to the Board of Directors, in light of the Board Membership Criteria adopted by the Board, either to be submitted for election at the Annual Meeting or to fill any vacancies on the Board, including consideration of any stockholder nominees for director (submitted in accordance with the Company’s Bylaws);
Reviews and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors concerning the composition and size of the Board and its committees, the Board membership criteria, frequency of meetings, and changes in compensation for non-employee directors;

Reviews the Company’s Corporate Governance Guidelines at least annually, and recommends any proposed changes to the Board for approval;

Develops and recommends to the Board standards to be applied in making determinations on the types of relationships that constitute material relationships between the Company and a director for purposes of determining director independence;

Reviews and approves or ratifies any transaction between the Company and any related person, which is required to be disclosed under the rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission;
Develops and recommends to the Board for its approval an annual self-assessment process of the Board and its committees and oversees the process;
Reviews periodically with the Chairman/CEO succession plans relating to positions held by elected corporate officers, and makes recommendations to the Board with respect to the selection of individuals to occupy these positions;
Periodically reviews the corporate contribution program (3Mgives) and the contribution activities of the 3M Foundation, which is funded by the Company; and
Periodically reviews the Company’s positions and engagement on important public policy issues affecting its business, including the political contributions of 3M and its Political Action Committee.


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DIRECTOR COMPENSATION AND STOCK OWNERSHIP GUIDELINES

The Nominating and Governance Committee periodically receives reports on the status of Board compensation in relation to other large U.S. companies and is responsible for recommending to the Board changes in compensation for non-employee directors. In developing its recommendations, the Committee is guided by the following goals:

Compensation should fairly pay directors for work required in a company of 3M’s size and scope;
A significant portion of the total compensation should be paid in common stock to align directors’ interests with the long-term interests of stockholders; and

The structure of the compensation should be simple and transparent.

Periodically, at the request of the Committee, Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc. conducts a survey of director compensation at other large U.S. companies and provides expert advisory support to the Committee on the compensation of non-employee directors. Neither the Company nor the Nominating and Governance Committee has any arrangement with any other compensation consultant who has a role in determining or recommending the amount or form of director compensation. Non-employee directors’ compensation includes the following compensation elements:

Annual Compensation — In May 2015, the Nominating and Governance Committee considered a board compensation study prepared by Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc. After reviewing that study, the Committee recommended and the Board approved an increase of $10,000 in the annual compensation for non-employee directors from $270,000 to $280,000, effective January 1, 2015. All of the $10,000 increase was allocated to an increase in the annual stock retainer (from $150,000 to $160,000). The annual cash retainer of $120,000 remains unchanged. Approximately 43 percent of the annual compensation (or $120,000) is payable in cash in four quarterly installments and approximately 57 percent of the annual compensation (or $160,000) is payable in common stock after the Annual Meeting. In addition, the chair of the Audit Committee receives an additional annual fee of $25,000 and the chair of the Compensation Committee receives an additional annual fee of $20,000. The chairs of the Finance and Nominating and Governance Committees each receive an additional annual fee of $15,000. The Lead Director receives an additional annual fee of $30,000. There are no meeting fees. In lieu of the cash fees, a director may elect to receive common stock of the Company. Non-employee directors may also voluntarily defer all or part of their annual cash fees or stock awards until they cease to be members of the Board.

Deferred Stock — For directors who have elected to defer their annual stock awards or annual cash fees into a common stock equivalents account (“Deferred Stock”), the Company credits their accounts with a number of 3M common stock equivalents (including fractional share equivalents) equal to the number of actual shares of 3M common stock which could have been purchased with such deferred amounts on the first day of the calendar quarter, using the closing price of 3M common stock on the NYSE on the last business day immediately preceding such date. In addition, on each payment date for dividends on 3M common stock, the Company credits to the directors’ accounts a number of 3M common stock equivalents having a value equal to the dividend, determined by using the closing price of 3M common stock on the NYSE on the sixth business day preceding the dividend record date. The Deferred Stock is fully vested upon grant but does not have voting rights. Appropriate adjustments to the amount of Deferred Stock shall be made to the accounts for stock splits, stock dividends, merger, consolidation, payment of dividends other than in cash, and similar circumstances affecting 3M common stock. The Deferred Stock will be distributed in 3M common stock to non-employee directors beginning on January 1 of the year following the year in which they leave the Board, either in a lump sum or in up to ten annual installments pursuant to their deferral elections.

All Other Compensation — The column below showing “All Other Compensation” includes the incremental cost of complimentary products and matching gifts. The non-employee directors are eligible to participate in the Company’s matching gift program on the same terms as 3M employees. Under this program, the 3M Foundation will match up to a total of $5,000 a year in contributions by the director to eligible institutions of higher education.

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2015 DIRECTOR COMPENSATION TABLE

The total 2015 compensation of our non-employee directors is shown in the following table:

NON-EMPLOYEE DIRECTORS        FEES EARNED OR
PAID IN CASH
($)(1)
       STOCK
AWARDS
($)(2)
       ALL OTHER
COMPENSATION
($)(3)
       TOTAL
($)
Linda G. Alvarado         120,000            160,000             $767             $ 280,767   
Sondra L. Barbour 120,000 160,000 0 280,000
Thomas “Tony” K. Brown 120,000 160,000 0 280,000
Vance D. Coffman* 135,000 160,000 5,000 300,000
David B. Dillon (elected August 9, 2015)** 47,283 63,562 5,137 115,982
Michael L. Eskew* 170,000 160,000 98 330,098
Herbert L. Henkel* 145,000 160,000 0 305,000
Muhtar Kent 120,000 160,000 5,000 285,000
Edward M. Liddy* 135,000 160,000 306 295,306
Robert J. Ulrich 120,000 160,000 0 280,000

* Committee Chair

** Director compensation prorated according to effective date: Mr. Dillon, elected 8/9/2015

(1) This column represents the amount of all fees earned or paid in cash for services as a director.

(2) This column represents the grant date fair value of the stock awards made in 2015, computed in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, Compensation — Stock Compensation, excluding the effect of estimated forfeitures. The Company does not grant stock options to non-employee directors. Since all stock awards vest on the grant date, there are no unvested stock awards outstanding at year end.

(3) This column includes the incremental cost of complimentary products and matching gifts. Non-employee directors are eligible to participate in the Company’s matching gift program on the same terms as 3M employees. Under this program, the 3M Foundation will match up to a total of $5,000 a year in contributions by the director to eligible institutions of higher education.

STOCK OWNERSHIP GUIDELINES

The Board requires that each director retain the stock portion (currently valued at $160,000) of the annual compensation issued on or after October 1, 2007, until the director leaves the Board. Information regarding accumulated stock and deferred stock units is set forth in the section entitled ”Security Ownership of Management” beginning on page 80 of this Proxy Statement.

HEDGING AND PLEDGING POLICIES

The Company’s stock trading policies prohibit directors and the Company’s executive officers from (i) purchasing any financial instrument that is designed to hedge or offset any decrease in the market value of the Company’s common stock, including prepaid variable forward contracts, equity swaps, collars and exchange funds; (ii) engaging in short sales related to the Company’s common stock; (iii) placing standing orders; (iv) maintaining margin accounts; and (v) pledging 3M securities as collateral for a loan. All transactions in 3M securities by directors and executive officers must be pre-cleared with the Deputy General Counsel.

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AUDIT COMMITTEE
MATTERS



PROPOSAL NO. 2: RATIFICATION OF THE APPOINTMENT OF
INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM FOR 2016


The Audit Committee is directly responsible for the appointment, compensation (including approval of all fees), retention, and oversight of the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm (“Independent Accounting Firm”) retained to perform the audit of our financial statements and our internal control over financial reporting.

The Audit Committee has appointed PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (“PwC”) to serve as 3M’s Independent Accounting Firm for 2016. PwC has been 3M’s Independent Accounting Firm since 1998. Prior to that, 3M’s Independent Accounting Firm was Coopers & Lybrand (until its merger with Price Waterhouse in 1998). In accordance with SEC rules and PwC policy, audit partners are subject to rotation requirements to limit the number of consecutive years an individual partner may provide service to our Company. For lead and concurring audit partners, the maximum number of consecutive years of service in that capacity is five years. The process for selection of the Company’s lead audit partner pursuant to this rotation policy involves a meeting between the Chair of the Audit Committee and the candidate for the role, as well as discussion by the full Committee and with management.

The Audit Committee annually reviews PwC’s independence and performance in connection with the Audit Committee’s determination of whether to retain PwC or engage another firm as our Independent Accounting Firm. In the course of these reviews, the Audit Committee considers, among other things:

PwC’s historical and recent performance on the 3M audit, including the results of a survey of those 3M employees with substantial contact with PwC throughout the year. The survey seeks input about PwC’s quality of service provided, and the independence, objectivity, and professional skepticism demonstrated throughout the engagement by PwC and its audit team;

an analysis of PwC’s known legal risks and significant proceedings;

external data relating to audit quality and performance, including recent Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) reports on PwC and its peer firms;

PwC’s independence;

the appropriateness of PwC’s fees, on both an absolute basis and as compared to its peer firms;

PwC’s tenure as our independent auditor and its familiarity with our global operations and businesses, accounting policies and practices and internal control over financial reporting; and

PwC’s capability and expertise in handling the breadth and complexity of our global operations, including the Company’s phased implementation of an enterprise resource planning system on a worldwide basis over the next several years.

Based on this evaluation, the Audit Committee believes that PwC is independent and that it is in the best interests of the Company and our stockholders to retain PwC to serve as our Independent Accounting Firm for 2016.

We are asking our stockholders to ratify the selection of PwC as our Independent Accounting Firm for 2016. Although ratification is not required by our Bylaws or otherwise, the Board is submitting the selection of PwC to our stockholders for ratification as a matter of good corporate governance. If the selection of PwC is not ratified, the Audit Committee will consider whether it is appropriate to select another Independent Accounting Firm. Even if the selection is ratified, the Audit Committee may in its discretion select a different Independent Accounting Firm at any time during the year if it determines that such a change would be in the best interests of the Company and our stockholders.

PwC representatives are expected to attend the Annual Meeting where they will be available to respond to questions and, if they desire, to make a statement.

RECOMMENDATION OF THE AUDIT COMMITTEE

The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors unanimously recommends a vote “FOR” the ratification of the appointment of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP as the Company’s independent registered public accounting firm for 2016. Proxies solicited by the Board of Directors will be voted “FOR” ratification unless a stockholder indicates otherwise in voting the proxy.

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AUDIT COMMITTEE REPORT

The Audit Committee oversees the Company’s financial reporting process on behalf of the Board of Directors. The management of the Company is responsible for (i) the preparation of complete and accurate annual and quarterly consolidated financial statements (“financial statements”) in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles in the United States, (ii) maintaining appropriate accounting and financial reporting principles and policies and internal controls designed to assure compliance with accounting standards and laws and regulations, and (iii) an assessment of the effectiveness of internal control over financial reporting. The Independent Accounting Firm is responsible for planning and conducting in accordance with the standards of the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (“PCAOB”) an audit of the Company’s annual consolidated financial statements and a review of the Company’s quarterly financial statements and expressing opinions on the Company’s financial statements and internal control over financial reporting based on the integrated audits.

In this context, the Audit Committee has met and held discussions with management and the Independent Accounting Firm regarding the fair and complete presentation of the Company’s results and the assessment of the Company’s internal control over financial reporting. The Audit Committee has discussed significant accounting policies applied by the Company in its financial statements, as well as alternative treatments. Management has represented to the Audit Committee that the Company’s consolidated financial statements were prepared in accordance with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States, and the Audit Committee has reviewed and discussed the consolidated financial statements with management and the Independent Accounting Firm. The Audit Committee has discussed with the Independent Accounting Firm matters required to be discussed pursuant to the PCAOB’s Auditing Standards on Communications with Audit Committees, as currently in effect.

In addition, the Audit Committee has reviewed and discussed with the Independent Accounting Firm the auditor’s independence from the Company and its management. As part of that review, the Audit Committee has received the written disclosures and the letters required by applicable requirements of the PCAOB regarding the Independent Accounting Firm’s communications with the Audit Committee concerning independence, and the Audit Committee has discussed the Independent Accounting Firm’s independence from the Company.

The Audit Committee also has considered whether the Independent Accounting Firm’s provision of non-audit services to the Company is compatible with the auditor’s independence. The Audit Committee has concluded that the Independent Accounting Firm is independent from the Company and its management.

The Audit Committee has discussed with the Company’s Internal Audit Department and Independent Accounting Firm the overall scope of and plans for their respective audits. The Audit Committee meets with the Internal Auditor, Chief Compliance Officer, the General Counsel, and representatives of the Independent Accounting Firm in regular and executive sessions, to discuss the results of their examinations, the evaluations of the Company’s internal controls, and the overall quality of the Company’s financial reporting and compliance programs.

In reliance on the reviews and discussions referred to above, the Audit Committee has recommended to the Board of Directors, and the Board has approved, that the audited financial statements be included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015, for filing with the SEC.

Submitted by the Audit Committee

Herbert L. Henkel, Chair
Linda G. Alvarado
Sondra L. Barbour
Thomas “Tony” K. Brown
David B. Dillon
Muhtar Kent
Gregory R. Page

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AUDIT COMMITTEE POLICY ON PRE-APPROVAL OF AUDIT AND PERMISSIBLE NON-AUDIT
SERVICES OF THE INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTING FIRM

The Audit Committee is responsible for appointing and overseeing the work of the Independent Accounting Firm. The Audit Committee has established the following procedures for the pre-approval of all audit and permissible non-audit services provided by the Independent Accounting Firm.

Before engagement of the Independent Accounting Firm for the next year’s audit, the Independent Accounting Firm will submit to the Audit Committee for approval a detailed description of services it expects to render to the Company during that year for each of the following categories of services:

Audit services include audit work performed in the preparation of consolidated financial statements, as well as work that generally only the Independent Accounting Firm can reasonably be expected to provide, including comfort letters, statutory audits, attest services, and consultation regarding financial accounting and/or reporting standards;
Audit-related services are for assurance and related services that are traditionally performed by the Independent Accounting Firm, including due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions or dispositions, employee benefit plan audits, and special procedures required to meet certain regulatory requirements;
Tax services include all services performed by the Independent Accounting Firm’s tax personnel except those services specifically related to the audit of the financial statements, and include fees in the areas of tax compliance, tax planning, and tax advice; and
Other services are those services not captured in the other categories.

Before engagement, the Audit Committee pre-approves these services by category of service. The fees are budgeted and the Audit Committee requires the Independent Accounting Firm to report actual fees in comparison to the budget periodically throughout the year by category of service. During the year, circumstances may arise when it may become necessary to engage the Independent Accounting Firm for additional services not contemplated in the original pre-approval. In those instances, the Audit Committee requires specific pre-approval before engaging the Independent Accounting Firm.

The Audit Committee has delegated pre-approval authority to the chair of the Committee. The chair must report, for informational purposes only, any pre-approval decisions to the Audit Committee at its next scheduled meeting.

FEES OF THE INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTING FIRM

The following table represents fees for professional financial statements for the years ended December 31, services rendered by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP 2014 and 2015, and fees billed for other services rendered (“PwC”) for the audit of the Company’s consolidated by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP during those periods.

Audit and Non-Audit Fees ($ in Millions)

      2014       2015    
   Audit Fees: $ 15.9 $ 15.4
   Audit-Related Fees: 3.3 3.3
   Tax Fees: 0.5 1.8
   All Other Fees: 0.1 0.2
   Total $ 19.8 $ 20.7

In the above table, in accordance with SEC rules, “Audit” fees consisted of audit work and review services, as well as work generally only the independent registered public accounting firm can reasonably be expected to provide, such as statutory audits, procedures related to the adoption of new accounting standards, comfort letters, consents, and review of documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. “Audit-related” fees consisted principally of financial due diligence, carve out audit procedures, internal control and system audit procedures, agreed-upon procedures, employee benefit plan audits, and other attest services. “Tax” fees consisted principally of tax compliance services in foreign jurisdictions, assistance with transfer pricing

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documentation, assistance with excise tax filings, and advice on foreign and domestic tax related matters. “All Other” fees consisted of information security vendor assessments, licenses for accounting software and other permissible services that do not fall into the three categories listed above.

AUDIT COMMITTEE RESTRICTIONS ON HIRING EMPLOYEES OF THE INDEPENDENT ACCOUNTING FIRM

The Audit Committee has adopted restrictions on the hiring by the Company of any PwC partner, director, manager, staff, reviewing actuary, reviewing tax professional, and any other persons having responsibility for providing audit assurance on any aspect of PwC’s certification of the Company’s financial statements. Audit assurance includes all work that results in the expression of an opinion on financial statements, including audits of statutory accounts.

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EXECUTIVE
COMPENSATION



PROPOSAL NO. 3: ADVISORY APPROVAL OF EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

Section 14A of the Securities Exchange Act provides our stockholders with the opportunity to approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of our named executive officers as described in this Proxy Statement. This is the sixth year that the Company is asking stockholders to vote on this type of proposal, known as a “say-on-pay” proposal. As required by Section 14A of the Securities Exchange Act, the Company anticipates providing its stockholders with the opportunity at its 2017 Annual Meeting to cast an advisory vote on the frequency with which stockholders will be offered the chance to vote on future say-on-pay proposals.

We believe that our executive compensation program is consistent with our core compensation principles and is structured to assure that those principles are implemented. At the Annual Meeting of Stockholders held on May 12, 2015, approximately 96 percent of the votes cast on this issue voted to approve the compensation of the Company’s named executive officers as disclosed in last year’s Proxy Statement. Although the vote was non-binding, the Committee believes this level of approval percentage indicates that our stockholders strongly support our core compensation principles and our executive compensation program, and we believe our stockholders as a whole should support them as well.

Thus, the Company is submitting to stockholders the following resolution for their consideration and approval:

“RESOLVED, that the stockholders approve, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the Company’s Named Executive Officers as disclosed in this Proxy Statement pursuant to the compensation disclosure rules of the Securities and Exchange Commission (including in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis, the accompanying compensation tables and related narrative).”

As described in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis portion of this Proxy Statement, 3M delivered another year of strong financial performance in 2015. These results reflected the strong performance of the Company’s leadership team, including the Named Executive Officers, which impacted their annual and long-term incentive compensation earned during 2015. The Compensation Committee has taken additional actions in 2015 to further strengthen the alignment between the incentive compensation of 3M’s executives and both the financial performance of the Company and its business units as well as their individual performance.

While the Board of Directors and the Compensation Committee intend to carefully consider the results of the voting on this proposal when making future decisions regarding executive compensation, the vote is not binding on the Company or the Board and is advisory in nature.

RECOMMENDATION OF THE BOARD

The Board of Directors unanimously recommends a vote “FOR” this proposal for the reasons discussed above. Proxies solicited by the Board of Directors will be voted “FOR” this proposal unless a stockholder indicates otherwise in voting the proxy.

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COMPENSATION DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS


SECTION I: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

This Compensation Discussion and Analysis describes 3M’s executive compensation program, explains how 3M’s Compensation Committee oversees and implements this program, and reviews the 2015 compensation for the following executive officers:

NAME       TITLE
Inge G. Thulin Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer
Nicholas C. Gangestad Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Michael A. Kelly Former Executive Vice President, Electronics and Energy Business Group
Michael G. Vale Executive Vice President, Consumer Business Group
Joaquin Delgado   Executive Vice President, Health Care Business Group

Throughout this Compensation Discussion and Analysis and elsewhere in this Proxy Statement, we refer to this group of individuals as the “Named Executive Officers.” For the meaning of other terms used, see “Meaning of Certain Terms” on page 45 of this Proxy Statement.

2015 FINANCIAL PERFORMANCE AND BUSINESS HIGHLIGHTS*

For 3M, 2015 was a year of strong financial performance achieved through disciplined execution in a challenging external environment.

EARNINGS PER
SHARE GROWTH
   ORGANIC LOCAL
CURRENCY SALES GROWTH
   RETURN ON
INVESTED CAPITAL
   FREE CASH FLOW
CONVERSION
1.2%   1.3%   22.5% 103%
EPS grew from $7.49 in 2014 to $7.58 in 2015.
Excluding restructuring charges, EPS grew 3.1% from $7.49 in 2014 to $7.72 in 2015.
No compensation was paid or earned based on 2015 EPS Growth.
Represents additional growth on top of the 4.9% organic local currency sales growth in 2014.
Up from 22.0% in 2014.
Represents another solid year of free cash flow conversion following a 104% conversion rate in 2014.

We believe that our ability to deliver consistent results over time is reflected in our total stockholder return, which was above the median of our executive compensation peer group for the three- and five-year periods ending on December 31, 2015, and at median for the one-year period ending on the same date. For additional information, see “Total Stockholder Return” on page 38 of this Proxy Statement.

Throughout 2015, we also continued to prepare and position our Company for long-term success. Other noteworthy accomplishments include the following:

Expanded full-year margins 50 basis points to 22.9 percent in a low-growth external environment;

Completed three strategic acquisitions (Capital Safety, Ivera Medical Corp., and Polypore International Inc.’s Separations Media business) to strengthen our portfolio and complement organic growth;



* See Appendix A to this Proxy Statement for a reconciliation of certain financial measures mentioned below to our results as reported under accounting principles generally accepted in the United States.

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Invested nearly $7 billion in our business through a combination of capital expenditures ($1.5 billion), research and development ($1.8 billion), and acquisitions ($3.7 billion, inclusive of debt assumed);

Returned $7.8 billion to stockholders via dividends and gross share repurchases;

Opened our new state-of-the-art research and development laboratory in St. Paul, Minnesota;

Launched our new brand platform—3M Science. Applied to Life™—to enhance awareness of how 3M uses science to improve lives; and

Completed a corporate restructuring to improve efficiency and further strengthen our competitiveness.

FACTORS CREATING ALIGNMENT BETWEEN PAY AND PERFORMANCE

3M’s executive compensation program is designed to maintain a strong alignment between corporate performance and executive compensation by tying incentive compensation to the achievement of performance metrics that we believe increase the Company’s long-term value. Highlights of the program include:

A large portion of each executive’s Total Direct Compensation (cash plus long-term incentives) is performance-based, varying from 90 percent for Chief Executive Officer Inge Thulin to a range of 83-85 percent for the other Named Executive Officers; and

The incentive compensation opportunities provided to the Company’s executives are based on multiple performance-based metrics focused primarily on growth in revenue and earnings, increase in 3M’s stock price, efficient use of capital and free cash flow conversion.

IMPACT OF COMPANY PERFORMANCE ON INCENTIVE COMPENSATION

The Company’s performance directly impacted incentive compensation decisions and pay outcomes for our Named Executive Officers as follows:

2015 Annual Incentive Compensation

For the Named Executive Officers paid on the basis of the Company’s overall performance, the 2015 annual incentive compensation payout (before any adjustment for individual performance) averaged 95 percent of the target amount. The payouts reflect our solid performance against the goals established for 2015:

Local currency sales achieved 97 percent of plan;
3M economic profit achieved 94 percent of plan; and
3M’s 2015 economic profit represents 106 percent of its 2014 results

Performance Share Awards (Long-Term Incentive Compensation)

The number of shares delivered pursuant to the performance share awards issued to the Named Executive Officers for the 2013-2015 performance period equaled 116 percent of the target number of shares awarded. The actual number of shares issued exceeded the target number of performance shares awarded due to solid performance against the performance goals established for these awards in February 2013, as shown below.

Organic Volume Growth vs.  
Worldwide Industrial Production Index ROIC New Product Vitality Index
(40% Weighting) (40% Weighting) (20% Weighting)
           
2013 and 2014 performance exceeded the target levels established for these awards.
No shares were earned based on 2015 performance for this metric.
 
Numbers shown exclude the impact of acquisitions.
2013 performance equaled the target level established for these awards.
2014 and 2015 performance exceeded the maximum level established for these awards.
 
Performance for each year shown exceeded the threshold level established for these awards.

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After considering the appreciation in 3M’s stock price over the three-year performance period, the value of the 3M shares delivered to the Company’s executives in settlement of these awards (determined using the closing price of a share of 3M common stock on the NYSE for December 31, 2015) equaled 182 percent of the value of the target number of performance shares subject to such awards (determined using the closing price of a share of 3M common stock on the NYSE for March 1, 2013, the initial grant date of 2013 performance share awards).

Stock and Stock Options (Long-Term Incentive Compensation)

The performance of 3M’s stock has a material impact on the amount of compensation actually realized by our Named Executive Officers. Our stock ownership guidelines require covered executives, including the Named Executive Officers, to own amounts of Company stock having a value exceeding a specified multiple of their base salary. If the market price of 3M’s stock declines, so does the value of the long-term incentive compensation provided to our Named Executive Officers.

Similarly, stock options held by our Named Executive Officers increase or decrease in value along with increases and decreases in value of 3M’s common stock. The stock options granted to 3M’s executives during and in years prior to 2015 declined in value as the Company’s stock price decreased from $164.32 on December 31, 2014, to $150.64 on December 31, 2015.

TOTAL STOCKHOLDER RETURN

As reflected in the following table, 3M’s stock performance (total stockholder return of 20 percent over the three-year period ending on December 31, 2015) continues to compare favorably with the stock performance of the peer companies included in the Company’s executive peer group (for which the median total stockholder return over the same three-year period was 17 percent).

TOTAL STOCKHOLDER RETURNS OF 3M’s EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION PEER GROUP

Note: 5-Year Return = Five years ending 12/31/15; 3-Year Return = Three years ending 12/31/15; 1-Year Return = One year ending 12/31/15
Source: Bloomberg

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2015 SAY ON PAY

In 2015, over 96 percent of the votes cast on our say-on-pay proposal approved the compensation of our named executive officers as disclosed in last year’s Proxy Statement. Although the vote was non-binding, the Committee believes this level of approval indicates that stockholders strongly support our executive compensation programs and policies. The Committee will consider the results of this year’s say-on-pay proposal, as well as feedback from our stockholders, when making future executive compensation decisions.

For information concerning our investor outreach efforts, please refer to the section entitled “Stockholder Outreach and Engagement” on page 18 of this Proxy Statement.

SIGNIFICANT COMPENSATION ACTIONS DURING 2015

During 2015, 3M and the Committee took the following actions with respect to the Company’s executive compensation program:

Amended the Annual Incentive Plan (effective for 2015) to reduce the maximum payout from 300 percent to 200 percent of the participants’s target amount;
Revised the weighting of the three performance metrics used in the Annual Incentive Plan (effective for 2015) to increase alignment to overall corporate results and initiatives. The new weightings are as follows: Local Currency Sales vs Plan (50 percent), Economic Profit vs. Plan (20 percent), and 3M Economic Profit vs. Prior Year (30 percent);
Revised the performance criteria for new performance share awards (effective for 2015 performance share awards) to better align this portion of our executives’ long-term incentive compensation with the long-term financial objectives previously announced by the Company. In particular, the 2015 performance share awards utilize two new performance criteria (earnings per share growth and free cash flow conversion) that replace the New Product Vitality Index. With this change, all four performance criteria used for the 2015 performance share awards are now aligned with the Company’s publicly-stated long-term financial objectives;
Effective with performance share awards made in 2015, began adjusting the initial grant value of each executive’s performance share award to reflect their individual performance during the preceding year. In the past, individual performance affected only target annual incentive compensation and the annual stock option grant. This change was made to better recognize and encourage exceptional individual performance; and
Amended the definition of “Retirement” in our Annual Incentive Plan and our 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan effective as of January 1, 2016, to mean a termination of employment with the Company after attaining age 55 with at least 10 years of service. Prior to this change, the term “Retirement” meant a termination of employment with the Company after attaining age 55 with at least five years of service. This change was made to encourage longer service to the Company. The previous definition continues to apply to awards granted under our 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan before January 1, 2016.

COMPENSATION POLICIES AND PRACTICES

Our compensation program is designed to provide appropriate performance incentives and avoid compensation practices that do not promote the interests of our stockholders.

WE DO

Maintain a strong alignment between corporate performance and compensation.
Conduct an annual assessment to identify and mitigate risks.
Have a comprehensive clawback policy.
Use an independent compensation consultant retained directly by the Committee.
Limit the number and amount of executive perquisites.
Prohibit our executive officers from hedging or pledging 3M common stock.
Maintain robust stock ownership guidelines applicable to all of our executive officers.
Conduct competitive benchmarking to align executive compensation with market.

WE DO NOT

Have employment, severance, or change in control agreements with any of our executive officers.

Provide tax gross-ups on executive perquisites.

Have agreements that would provide automatic “single-trigger” accelerated vesting of equity compensation or excise tax gross-up payments to any of our executive officers in the event of a change in control.

Provide dividends or dividend equivalents on unearned performance share awards.

Reprice stock options without the approval of 3M stockholders, except for “anti-dilution” adjustments (such as adjustments for stock splits, spinoffs, etc.)





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SECTION II: HOW WE DETERMINE COMPENSATION

PRINCIPLES OF 3M’S EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION PROGRAM

3M believes that the compensation of its executives should be closely tied to the performance of the Company, so that their interests are aligned with the interests of long-term 3M stockholders. Consistent with this philosophy, the following core principles provide a framework for the Company’s executive compensation program:

Total Direct Compensation should be competitive to attract the best talent to 3M, motivate executives to perform at their highest levels, reward individual contributions that improve the Company’s ability to deliver outstanding performance, and retain those executives with the leadership abilities and skills necessary for building long-term stockholder value;
The portion of Total Direct Compensation that is performance-based and is, therefore, at risk should increase with the level of an individual’s responsibility;
The program should balance incentives for delivering outstanding long-term, sustainable performance against the potential risk of encouraging inappropriate risk-taking;
The metrics and targets for earning performance-based incentives should be consistent with, and aligned to, increasing stockholder value over the long term; and
Executives are most effectively motivated to build long-term stockholder value when a significant portion of their personal net worth is tied to the value of 3M stock.

ROLE OF THE COMPENSATION COMMITTEE AND ITS INDEPENDENT ADVISOR

3M provides compensation to its executives to recognize their contributions to the success of its business and reward them for delivering performance that meets the growth, profitability, and other objectives of the Company. All elements of this compensation are determined by the Committee, which is composed solely of independent non-employee directors. In addition, the Committee’s decisions concerning the compensation of 3M’s Chief Executive Officer are subject to ratification by all of the independent members of the Board of Directors.

The Committee regularly reviews the design of and risks associated with the Company’s executive compensation program.

During 2015, the Committee was assisted in its review by its independent compensation consultant, George B. Paulin of Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc. In addition to participating in the meetings of the Committee, Mr. Paulin provides the Committee with advice regarding the Company’s executive salary structure, annual and long-term incentive compensation plans, compensation-related risks, and other executive pay policies. He also provides expert knowledge of marketplace trends and best practices relating to executive compensation practices and competitive pay levels. Mr. Paulin and his firm provide no other services to the Company or 3M management, with the exception of independent advisory support to the Nominating and Governance Committee on the compensation of 3M’s non-employee directors so that valuation methodologies and peer groups are consistent with those used for executives and other employees. During the year, the Committee conducted an evaluation of the independence of Mr. Paulin and his firm considering the relevant regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the listing standards of the New York Stock Exchange. The Committee concluded that the services performed by Mr. Paulin and his firm raised no conflicts of interest.

The Committee also reviews and approves annual performance goals and objectives for 3M’s Chief Executive Officer. Acting through its Chairman, the Committee also conducts and discusses with the independent members of the Board of Directors an annual evaluation of the Chief Executive Officer’s performance against such goals and objectives. Finally, the Committee, assisted by its independent compensation consultant, reviews and approves (based on this annual evaluation) the compensation of the Chief Executive Officer (subject to ratification by the independent members of the Board of Directors) at least annually.

ROLE OF MANAGEMENT

3M’s Chief Executive Officer and Senior Vice President, Human Resources, assist the Committee with the process of determining the compensation of the Company’s executives. In particular, Mr. Thulin, assisted by 3M’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources, performs an annual performance evaluation of each of 3M’s senior executives whose compensation is determined by the Committee. The results of these annual performance evaluations form the basis for Mr. Thulin’s recommendations to the Committee as to the annual merit base salary and target annual incentive compensation increases for such senior executives, as well as the amount of their annual long-term incentive compensation awards. The Committee discusses these recommendations with Mr. Thulin at its meetings prior to making its decisions on any change to an executive’s annual base salary, annual incentive compensation, or any long-term incentive compensation awards.

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ELEMENTS OF THE COMPENSATION PROGRAM

The compensation program for 3M’s executives consists of the following elements:

base salary;
short-term cash incentive in the form of an annual performance-based award opportunity; and
long-term equity incentives in the form of annual awards of performance shares and stock options, and in certain circumstances (for purposes of hiring or retaining key talent, for example), grants of restricted stock units.

3M’s executives also participate in various benefit plans made available to most of 3M’s U.S. employees. They are also eligible to participate in three deferred compensation plans (which enable them to save for retirement or other financial planning purposes) and receive certain other benefits. These additional benefits are described in the All Other Compensation Table. The entire program applied to approximately 100 members of senior management during 2015, including all of the Named Executive Officers.

The illustration below and the table that follows show how the 2015 Total Direct Compensation of the Named Executive Officers was apportioned among these elements and how these elements relate to the strategic business goals of the Company.

ELEMENTS OF 2015 TOTAL DIRECT COMPENSATION
 

CEO

Base Salary
Only component of total direct compensation that is not “at risk”
Other NEOs (Average)

     
    
Annual Incentive Plan (AIP)
Subject to achievement of three business objectives over a 12-month period
Maximum payout capped at 200% of target
    
     
Long-Term Incentives (LTI)
Initial value split equally between stock options and performance share awards
Stock Options
Provide value only if stock price increases
Ratable vesting over three years
Performance Share Awards (PSA)
Subject to achievement of four independent performance criteria
Reward performance over three years

COMPENSATION ELEMENT    
AND PERCENTAGE OF    
TOTAL DIRECT COMPENSATION               DESIGN AND RATIONALE FOR COMPENSATION ELEMENT

Base Salary

CEO – 10%
Other NEOs – 16%

3M pays each of its executives a base salary in cash on a monthly basis. The amount of this base salary is reviewed at least annually, and does not vary with the performance of the Company. Base salaries are designed to compensate the executives for their normal day-to-day responsibilities, and it is the only component of their compensation that is considered to be fixed rather than variable in nature.

Annual Incentive

CEO – 16%
- 50% Local Currency Sales vs. Plan
- 20% Economic Profit vs. Plan
- 30% Economic Profit vs. Prior Year

Other NEOs – 14%
- 50% Local Currency Sales vs. Plan
- 20% Economic Profit vs. Plan
- 30% Economic Profit vs. Prior Year

3M provides its executives with annual incentive compensation through plans that are designed to align a significant portion of their Total Cash Compensation with the financial performance of the Company and its business units. Each executive is assigned a target amount of annual incentive compensation as part of his or her Total Cash Compensation, but the amount of annual incentive compensation actually paid depends on the performance of 3M and its relevant business units as well as the executives’ individual performance.


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COMPENSATION ELEMENT    
AND PERCENTAGE OF    
TOTAL DIRECT COMPENSATION               DESIGN AND RATIONALE FOR COMPENSATION ELEMENT

Annual Incentive (continued)

3M’s AIP offers eligible employees an opportunity to earn short-term incentive compensation based on three performance metrics, which were weighted as indicated for 2015:

Local Currency Sales (of 3M or a business unit, as applicable) vs. plan for the current year (50 percent);
Economic Profit (of 3M or a business unit, as applicable) vs. plan for the current year (20 percent); and
3M Economic Profit vs. actual results for the prior year (30 percent).

The amount paid to an eligible employee for a particular year may range from 0 percent to 200 percent of the employee’s target amount for that year. The amount of annual incentive compensation actually paid to an eligible employee may be increased by up to 30 percent or be reduced by up to 100 percent based on the employee’s individual performance during that year. Individual performance takes into account both quantitative (financial results, for example) and qualitative (market and economic circumstances, for example) factors. In no event, however, may the total amount paid to an eligible employee exceed 200 percent of the employee’s target amount for the year.

In determining the amount of annual incentive compensation paid to a Named Executive Officer, the Named Executive Officer’s individual performance is considered based upon the annual performance evaluation that Mr. Thulin, assisted by 3M’s Senior Vice President, Human Resources, does for each Named Executive Officer (other than himself) and the annual performance evaluation that the Compensation Committee (acting through its Chairman) does for Mr. Thulin. These performance evaluations are done according to 3M’s overall performance assessment and management processes, which involve setting annual financial and non-financial goals and objectives for each individual and then assessing the individual’s overall performance against these goals and objectives at the end of the year. While the annual incentive compensation earned by most 3M executives is determined under the AIP, the annual incentive compensation earned by 3M’s Named Executive Officers, as well as the other senior executives whose compensation is decided by the Committee, is determined under the Executive Plan approved by 3M’s stockholders at the 2007 Annual Meeting. A total of 18 senior executives participated in this Executive Plan during 2015. This Executive Plan, which is intended to provide compensation that is exempt from the $1 million annual deduction limit of Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code, provides performance-based compensation for which the performance goal is the Company’s Adjusted Net Income.

Assuming the Company meets the Adjusted Net Income goal, the Executive Plan provides the Committee with discretion to determine the amount of annual incentive compensation paid to 3M’s Named Executive Officers and its other senior executives. The Executive Plan establishes a maximum amount of annual incentive compensation that may be earned by each covered executive for a year (a percentage of the Company’s Adjusted Net Income for such year) and then the Committee utilizes this discretion to pay each covered executive less than this maximum amount based on such factors as it deems relevant. Since the Executive Plan was first adopted in 2007, the Committee has rarely used this discretion to pay a covered executive (other than our Chief Executive Officer) anything other than the same amount such executive would have received had he or she been participating in the broad-based AIP (including the individual performance multiplier).


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COMPENSATION ELEMENT    
AND PERCENTAGE OF    
TOTAL DIRECT COMPENSATION               DESIGN AND RATIONALE FOR COMPENSATION ELEMENT

Long-term Incentives

CEO
- 37% Stock Options
- 37% Performance Shares
   - 40% Organic Volume Growth
   - 20% ROIC
   
- 20% Free Cash Flow Conversion
   - 20% EPS Growth

Other NEOs
- 35% Stock Options
- 35% Performance Shares
   - 40% Organic Volume Growth
   - 20% ROIC
   - 20% Free Cash Flow Conversion
   - 20% EPS Growth

3M provides long-term incentive compensation to its executives through the Long-Term Incentive Plan approved by 3M’s stockholders at the 2008 Annual Meeting. This is a typical omnibus-type plan that authorizes the Committee to grant stock options, restricted stock, restricted stock units, stock appreciation rights, performance shares, and other stock awards to management employees of the Company. The Company provides its executives with this long-term incentive compensation based on 3M common stock in order to effectively motivate such executives to build long-term stockholder value.

In determining the initial grant value of the long-term incentive compensation provided to our Named Executive Officers, the Compensation Committee considers the individual performance of our Named Executive Officers using the performance evaluations described under “Annual Incentive” above.

Benefits and Perquisites

3M’s executives participate in the same health care, disability, life insurance, pension, and 401(k) benefit plans available to most of the Company’s U.S. employees.

Executives also receive a limited number of additional benefits and perquisites described in more detail in the All Other Compensation Table of this Proxy Statement. These additional benefits and perquisites are provided for the convenience (financial planning assistance, for example), financial security (retirement contributions and premiums for additional life insurance coverage, for example), or personal security (travel on corporate aircraft and home security equipment/monitoring, for example) of the executives. No tax gross-ups are provided on any of these additional benefits and perquisites.


BENCHMARKING

3M competes for executive talent in a global market. In order to ensure that we are providing Total Direct Compensation that is competitive, the Committee annually conducts a rigorous benchmarking process with the help of its independent compensation consultant, Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc. During this process, the Committee considers available pay data for two peer groups: an executive peer group and a survey peer group.

Executive Peer Group

For 2015, the executive peer group consisted of the 19 companies identified below (which remained the same as in the previous year), as recommended by the Committee’s independent compensation consultant and approved by the Committee. The companies in this executive peer group were selected because (1) their performance was monitored regularly by the same market analysts who monitor the performance of 3M (investment peers), and/ or (2) they met criteria based on similarity of their business and pay models, market capitalization (based on an eight-quarter rolling average), and annual revenues.

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EXECUTIVE PEER GROUP*

(Dollars in millions)
REVENUES       TRAILING 8-QUARTER AVERAGE
MARKET CAPITALIZATION
The Procter & Gamble Company $72,455 Johnson & Johnson $284,368
Johnson & Johnson $70,074 The Procter & Gamble Company $218,688
United Technologies Corporation $56,098 3M Company $96,205
Dow Chemical Company $48,778 United Technologies Corporation $94,909
Caterpillar Inc. $47,011 Medtronic plc $90,446
Honeywell International Inc. $38,581 Honeywell International Inc. $77,163
3M Company $30,274 Danaher Corporation $59,110
Deere & Company $27,923 E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company $58,931
Medtronic plc $25,819 Dow Chemical Company $57,059
E. I. du Pont de Nemours and Company $25,130   Caterpillar Inc. $50,541
Emerson Electric Co. $21,430 Kimberly-Clark Corporation $42,006
Eaton Corporation plc $20,855 Emerson Electric Co. $37,547
Danaher Corporation $20,563 Illinois Tool Works Inc. $34,378
Kimberly-Clark Corporation $18,591 Eaton Corporation plc $29,566
Illinois Tool Works Inc. $13,405 Deere & Company $28,624
TE Connectivity Ltd. $12,017 Corning Incorporated $25,047
Parker-Hannifin Corporation $11,882 TE Connectivity Ltd. $24,876
Tyco International plc $9,800 Tyco International plc $17,017
Corning Incorporated $9,111 Parker-Hannifin Corporation $16,015
75th Percentile $44,904 75th Percentile $72,650
Mean $30,529 Mean $69,238
Median $23,280 Median $46,274
25th Percentile $14,702 25th Percentile $28,860
3M Percentile Rank 66% 3M Percentile Rank 88%

* All data shown was compiled from publicly available information. Revenues are stated in millions for the latest available four quarters as of February 29, 2016. Market capitalizations are stated in millions as of February 29, 2016. No information is provided for Covidien plc, which ceased trading as a public company after January 26, 2015.

As a result of Medtronic’s acquisition of Covidien plc and its related restructuring, both Covidien plc and Medtronic, Inc. have been replaced with Medtronic plc for 2016, as recommended by the Committee’s independent compensation consultant and approved by the Committee.

The Company receives pay data and information on the executive compensation practices at the companies in 3M’s executive peer group from Aon Hewitt and Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc.

Survey Peer Group

There are approximately 170 comparator companies in the survey peer group, although the number and identity of the companies varies from year to year and from survey to survey. The survey peer group consists of companies in the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index and/or other companies with annual revenue exceeding $20 billion that participate in one or more executive compensation surveys obtained from three consulting firms (Aon Hewitt, Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc., and Willis Towers Watson). Pay data for the survey peer group is statistically regressed to recognize the different sizes of the comparator companies (based on annual revenues) as compared to the size of 3M. The Committee does not review the identity of the companies in this survey comparator group.

HOW THE COMMITTEE USES BENCHMARKING INFORMATION

The Committee considers the pay data from the executive peer group when determining each executive’s Total Direct Compensation. For executives whose performance meets the Company’s expectations, the Committee aims to provide them with target Total Cash Compensation that is at or very close to the median of the corresponding target compensation paid to executives in the executive peer group, and with long-term incentive compensation delivered through annual grants having initial target values

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that are within a range of 80 to 120 percent of the median of the corresponding compensation values provided to executives in the executive peer group. Executives whose performance consistently exceeds the Company’s expectations may receive Total Cash Compensation of 120 to 125 percent of the median of the corresponding compensation paid to executives in the executive peer group. Executives whose performance far exceeds the Company’s expectations may also receive annual long-term incentive compensation grants having values that are within a range of 125 to 160 percent of the median of the corresponding compensation values provided to executives in the executive peer group. The pay data for the survey peer group is used by the Committee to assess the reasonableness of the benchmarking results for each executive position benchmarked, helping to ensure that the Company’s compensation objectives are being met.

The Committee also uses information on the executive compensation practices at companies in the executive peer group when considering design changes to the Company’s executive compensation program. Overall, the Company believes that use of this information from the Benchmarking Groups enables the Committee to create better alignment between executive pay and performance and to help ensure that 3M can attract and retain high-performing executive leaders.

TAX CONSIDERATIONS

Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code prohibits 3M from deducting compensation in excess of $1 million paid in any year to any Covered Employee, but this limit does not apply to performance-based compensation that meets certain requirements under Section 162(m). For this purpose, the term “Covered Employee” means our Chief Executive Officer and each other Named Executive Officer whose compensation is reported in the Summary Compensation Table for the preceding year by reason of being among the three most highly compensated officers for that year, but does not include the Chief Financial Officer. The Committee continues to emphasize performance-based compensation for executives. However, the Committee believes that its primary responsibility is to provide a compensation program that attracts, retains, and rewards the executive talent necessary for the Company’s success. Consequently, in any year, the Committee may authorize compensation in excess of $1 million that is not considered “performance-based compensation” for purposes of Section 162(m). The Committee recognizes that the loss of the tax deduction may be unavoidable under these circumstances.

SAY-ON-PAY ADVISORY APPROVAL OF EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION

At our 2015 Annual Meeting, we conducted an advisory vote of stockholders with respect to the compensation of our named executive officers. Approximately 96 percent of votes cast on this item approved the compensation of our named executive officers as disclosed in the 2015 Proxy Statement. While the approval was advisory in nature, the Committee believes the outcome of this vote serves as confirmation that an overwhelming majority of our stockholders believe that the pay of the Named Executive Officers is appropriately aligned with the performance of the Company as well as the interests of 3M’s stockholders. As a result, the Committee chose not to make any changes in our executive compensation programs or policies or the compensation of any Named Executive Officer based on the favorable outcome of this vote.

MEANING OF CERTAIN TERMS

This Compensation Discussion and Analysis uses the following terms when discussing executive compensation of the Company:

ADJUSTED NET INCOME      

means the net income of 3M as reported in its Consolidated Statement of Income, as adjusted to exclude special items.

AIP

means the broad-based Annual Incentive Plan by which the Company provides annual incentive compensation to approximately 30,000 eligible employees.

BENCHMARKING GROUPS  

means both 3M’s executive peer group of 19 companies, as described in the “Benchmarking” section of this Compensation Discussion and Analysis and the survey comparator group.

COMMITTEE

means the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of 3M Company.

ECONOMIC PROFIT

means the operating income of 3M (as reported in its Consolidated Statement of Income) or a business unit, plus interest income and minus income taxes, adjusted to exclude special items and the impact of acquisitions or divestitures in the year each acquisition or divestiture is completed (unless such acquisition or divestiture is included in the operating plan for the business unit), less a charge (10 percent in 2015) for the capital used to generate such operating income. 3M Economic Profit is calculated using total Company capital (total assets, minus total liabilities other than debt, as reported in its Consolidated Balance Sheet), while the Economic Profit of a business unit is calculated using only accounts receivable and inventories of such business unit as capital.


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EPS GROWTH      

means the percentage increase or decrease in 3M’s diluted earnings per share attributable to 3M common stockholders (as reported in its Consolidated Statement of Income) for a year as compared to the previous year, as adjusted to exclude special items.

EXECUTIVE PLAN

means the Executive Annual Incentive Plan by which the Company provides annual incentive compensation to the Named Executive Officers as well as other identified executives.

FREE CASH FLOW
CONVERSION

means the sum of 3M’s operating cash flows minus capital expenditures, divided by net income.

NEW PRODUCT VITALITY
INDEX

means the percentage of the Company’s total sales derived from products introduced within the last five years.

ORGANIC LOCAL
CURRENCY SALES
GROWTH
 

means the net sales of 3M (as reported in its Consolidated Statement of Income) or a business unit, in local currency, adjusted to exclude the impact of acquisitions or divestitures in the year each acquisition or divestiture is completed (unless such acquisition or divestiture is included in the operating plan for the business unit).

ORGANIC VOLUME
GROWTH

means the percentage amount by which the percentage increase or decrease in 3M’s net sales (as reported in its Consolidated Statement of Income) for a year as compared to the previous year, adjusted to exclude the sales attributable to acquisitions or divestitures for the 12 months following the date each acquisition or divestiture is completed, and to exclude price and currency effects, exceeds worldwide real sales growth as reflected in the worldwide Industrial Production Index, as published by Global Insight.

RETURN ON INVESTED
CAPITAL

means the operating income of 3M (as reported in its Consolidated Statement of Income), plus interest income and minus income taxes, adjusted to exclude special items and the impact of acquisitions or divestitures in the year each acquisition or divestiture is completed, divided by the average quarterly operating capital of the Company (total assets, minus total liabilities other than debt, as reported in its Consolidated Balance Sheet).

TOTAL CASH
COMPENSATION

means the total of an individual’s base salary and annual incentive compensation.

TOTAL DIRECT
COMPENSATION

means the total of an individual’s Total Cash Compensation plus the compensation value of their annual long-term incentive compensation awards (which is based on their grant date fair value as measured under accounting standards).


SECTION III: HOW WE PAID OUR NAMED EXECUTIVE OFFICERS IN 2015 

All amounts were determined by the Committee, assisted by its independent compensation consultant, with the input of Mr. Thulin (other than with respect to his own compensation) and our Senior Vice President, Human Resources. This input included:

Mr. Thulin’s recommendations based on his assessment of the performance of the other Named Executive Officers after receiving input and assistance from our Senior Vice President, Human Resources;
The compensation information from the companies in the Benchmarking Groups; and
A report comparing the amounts of compensation actually received by the Company’s Named Executive Officers to the amounts reported in its annual proxy statement and summarizing the compensation that would be owed to such individuals in the event of the termination of their employment under various circumstances. This report helps the Committee better understand the Company’s potential obligations to the Named Executive Officers following the termination of their employment, as well as assessing the risk of any individual leaving the Company prematurely because the Company is not providing sufficient retention incentives.

Differences in the amounts of compensation provided to 3M’s Named Executive Officers reflect a variety of factors, including job responsibilities, the market pay for executives performing similar responsibilities (as measured by the pay information obtained from companies in the Benchmarking Groups), experience and time in their current positions, internal pay equity, and individual performance. Overall, the Committee aims to provide the Named Executive Officers with target Total Direct Compensation that is at or very close to the median value of the corresponding compensation provided to executives with similar responsibilities at companies in the Benchmarking Groups.

However, the Committee adjusts the incentive compensation provided to the Named Executive Officers to reflect each individual’s actual individual performance during the previous year.

For additional information concerning the manner in which the compensation of the Named Executive Officers is determined and the role of the Compensation Committee and its advisors, see Section II of this Compensation Discussion and Analysis beginning on page 40.

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2015 BASE SALARY AND TARGET TOTAL CASH COMPENSATION

The Committee considers changes in the base salaries and target Total Cash Compensation of the Named Executive Officers at least annually. As part of its normal process to progress new senior executives to a level of compensation that is commensurate with their responsibilities, the Committee also periodically considers adjustments to the base salaries and target Total Cash Compensation of new senior executives whose rate of pay is set below the market median. All adjustments, if any, are made only after considering the most recent compensation data available to the Committee for executives with similar responsibilities at companies in the Benchmarking Groups, each individual’s position in the salary range for his or her position, and the individual’s job performance.

At the time of his appointment to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer in June 2014, Mr. Gangestad’s base salary and total Target Cash Compensation were set at 70 percent of the median paid to executives serving in similar positions at companies in the Benchmarking Groups. In January 2015, the Committee approved the following increase in the base salary and target Total Cash Compensation of Mr. Gangestad. This increase was intended to bring Mr. Gangestad’s target Total Cash Compensation up to 75 percent of the median value of the corresponding compensation paid to executives serving in similar positions at companies in the Benchmarking Groups.

NAME       PREVIOUS
BASE
SALARY
      NEW BASE
SALARY
EFFECTIVE
2/1/15
      %
INCREASE
      PREVIOUS TARGET
TOTAL CASH
COMPENSATION
      NEW TARGET
TOTAL CASH
COMPENSATION
EFFECTIVE
2/1/15
      %
INCREASE
Nicholas C. Gangestad $522,982 $588,740 12% $1,045,964 $1,171,480 12%

In February 2015, the Committee approved (and in the case of Mr. Thulin, the independent members of the Board of Directors ratified) the following increases in the base salaries and target Total Cash Compensation of the Named Executive Officers following completion of their annual performance evaluations:

NAME       PREVIOUS
BASE
SALARY
      NEW BASE
SALARY
EFFECTIVE
4/1/15
      %
INCREASE
      PREVIOUS TARGET
TOTAL CASH
COMPENSATION
      NEW TARGET
TOTAL CASH
COMPENSATION
EFFECTIVE
4/1/15
      %
INCREASE
Inge G. Thulin $1,406,080 $1,462,177 4% $3,569,280 $3,712,051 4%
Nicholas C. Gangestad $585,740 $597,455 2% $1,171,480 $1,194,909 2%
Michael A. Kelly $616,248 $653,716 6% $1,140,057 $1,209,373 6%
Michael G. Vale $562,729 $585,464 4% $1,041,049 $1,083,107 4%
Joaquin Delgado $558,629 $581,198 4% $1,033,463 $1,075,215 4%

As a result of these increases, the target Total Cash Compensation of these Named Executive Officers ranged from 76 to 107 percent of the median value of the corresponding compensation provided to executives with similar responsibilities at companies in the Benchmarking Groups.

In August 2015, the Committee approved the following increase in the base salary and target Total Cash Compensation of Mr. Gangestad. This increase was designed to bring his target Total Cash Compensation up to 80 percent of the median paid to executives serving in similar positions at companies in the Benchmarking Groups. Provided that Mr. Gangestad continues to perform at a satisfactory level, the Committee expects to continue increasing his compensation periodically until his total Target Cash Compensation reaches this median.

NAME       PREVIOUS
BASE
SALARY
      NEW BASE
SALARY
EFFECTIVE
2/1/15
      %
INCREASE
      PREVIOUS TARGET
TOTAL CASH
COMPENSATION
      NEW TARGET
TOTAL CASH
COMPENSATION
EFFECTIVE 8/1/15
      %
INCREASE
Nicholas C. Gangestad $597,455 $627,327 5% $1,194,909 $1,254,655 5%

2015 ANNUAL INCENTIVE

During 2015, the Committee provided the Named Executive Officers with the opportunity to earn short-term incentive compensation under the Executive Plan. Each Named Executive Officer’s target annual incentive for the year was equal to the difference between his or her target Total Cash Compensation and annual base salary. Each of the Named Executive Officers was assigned to an appropriate business unit (the entire Company, in some cases) established under the AIP for the purpose of measuring business performance during 2015 and converting that performance into a payout based on the AIP’s formulas. While none of the

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Named Executive Officers are covered by the AIP, the Committee rarely uses its discretion under the Executive Plan to pay the covered executives (other than our Chief Executive Officer) anything other than the same amount such executive would have received had he or she been participating in the AIP (including the individual performance multiplier).

The amounts payable under the AIP for 2015 were based on the following performance results for the Company and, as applicable, the respective business units to which the Named Executive Officers were assigned:

(DOLLAR AMOUNTS IN MILLIONS)
BUSINESS UNIT
     
LOCAL CURRENCY SALES
(50%)
      ECONOMIC PROFIT
(20%)
     

TOTAL 3M
ECONOMIC
PROFIT VS.
PRIOR YEAR
(30%)

      WEIGHTED
AVERAGE
PAYOUT %
BASED ON
PAYOUT
CURVE
PLAN       ACTUAL       ACTUAL
VS.
PLAN
PLAN       ACTUAL       ACTUAL
VS.
PLAN
Total Company $33,066      $32,180      97% $3,122    $2,947    94% 106% 95.1%
Electronics and Energy Business Group $5,771 $5,446 94% $729 $655 90% 106% 89.3%
Consumer Business Group $4,731 $4,674 99% $619 $587 95% 106% 98.1%
Health Care Business Group $5,895 $5,783 98% $1,190 $1,060 89% 106% 93.8%

Since the Company satisfied the Executive Plan’s performance objective by earning Adjusted Net Income of $4.833 billion for 2015, the plan authorized the Committee to approve payments of annual incentive compensation to each Named Executive Officer equal to one-quarter of one percent of such Adjusted Net Income ($12,082,500). As explained above, however, the Executive Plan authorizes the Committee to pay each covered executive less than this maximum amount based on such factors as it deems relevant. At its meeting in February 2016, the Committee approved (and with respect to Mr. Thulin, the independent members of the Board of Directors ratified) payment of the following amounts of annual incentive compensation under the Executive Plan for 2015, which it believes more closely aligns the payout to each individual with the 2015 performance of the Company and the assigned business units as well as the individual’s performance:

NAME       TARGET 2015
ANNUAL
INCENTIVE*
      ACTUAL 2015
ANNUAL
INCENTIVE
      PAYOUT AS A
% OF TARGET
Inge G. Thulin     $2,228,621         $2,330,134     105%
Nicholas C. Gangestad $601,768   $571,980 95%  
Michael A. Kelly   $547,848     $489,228     89%
Michael G. Vale $492,905 $531,622   108%
Joaquin Delgado $489,313 $504,873 103%

* These amounts are prorated to reflect the increases in Total Cash Compensation described above that resulted in corresponding increases in each individual’s target annual incentive compensation.

The Committee determined the amount of Mr. Thulin’s annual incentive compensation for 2015 by considering first what his payout would have been if he participated in the broad-based AIP (including the performance multiplier). The Committee went on to consider other factors in determining the amount of his payout, including Mr. Thulin’s responsibility for delivering the Company’s strong financial results, his success in building a strong leadership team, his efforts to position the Company for future success through a continued focus on the three strategic levers of portfolio management, investing in innovation, and business transformation, and the annual incentive/bonus compensation provided to CEOs of the companies in 3M’s executive peer group.

Consistent with its past practice, the Committee utilized its discretion to pay each Named Executive Officer other than Mr. Thulin the same amount such executive would have received had he or she been participating in the broad-based AIP (including the individual performance multiplier).

LONG-TERM INCENTIVES — 2015 ANNUAL GRANTS

After considering the most recent long-term incentive compensation data from companies in the Benchmarking Groups and after taking into account its evaluation of their individual performance during 2014, the Committee approved (and in the case of Mr. Thulin, the independent members of the Board of Directors ratified) the following target compensation values for the Named Executive Officers’ 2015 long-term incentive compensation awards. For ease of comparison, the following table also shows the target compensation values of the Named Executive Officers’ 2014 long-term incentive compensation awards.

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NAME       INITIAL ESTIMATED
VALUE OF 2014
ANNUAL AWARDS
      INITIAL
ESTIMATED
VALUE OF 2015
ANNUAL AWARDS
Inge G. Thulin $9,500,184 $11,000,168
Nicholas C. Gangestad $474,419 * $2,792,085
Michael A. Kelly $1,580,157   $2,286,135
Michael G. Vale $1,560,136   $2,047,344
Joaquin Delgado $1,580,157 $2,015,810

* Reflects the fact that these annual awards were granted before Mr. Gangestad was promoted to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Consistent with market practices at companies in the Benchmarking Groups, during 2015, the Committee chose to deliver one-half of the initial estimated value of the annual long-term incentive compensation awards provided to 3M’s Named Executive Officers in the form of stock options and the remaining one-half in the form of performance shares.

2015 Stock Options

Stock options granted to the Named Executive Officers as part of their long-term incentive compensation have the following features:

an exercise price equal to the closing price of a share of 3M common stock on the NYSE for the date of grant;
a ratable three-year vesting schedule; and
a maximum term of 10 years.

2015 Performance Share Awards

Performance shares awarded in 2015 will result in the issuance of actual shares of 3M common stock to 3M’s Named Executive Officers if the Company achieves certain financial goals over the years 2015, 2016, and 2017. The number of shares of 3M common stock that will be issued for each 2015 performance share is linked to the Company’s performance as measured by the criteria of Organic Volume Growth (40 percent weighting), Return on Invested Capital (20 percent weighting), Free Cash Flow Conversion (20 percent weighting), and Earnings Per Share Growth (20 percent weighting). These performance criteria were selected because they are aligned with 3M’s operating plan and the financial objectives communicated to stockholders and the Committee believes that they are important drivers of long-term stockholder value. Attainment of these four independent performance criteria is measured separately for each calendar year during the three-year measurement period, with each year weighted as follows (2015 — 50 percent; 2016 — 30 percent; and 2017 — 20 percent). However, the formulas by which the Company’s performance is measured do not change over the three-year performance period.

The actual number of shares of 3M common stock that will be delivered at the end of the three-year performance period ending on December 31, 2017, may be anywhere from 0 percent to 200 percent of each performance share granted, depending on the performance of the Company during the performance period. However, an executive may forfeit all or a portion of such shares if he or she does not remain employed by the Company throughout the three-year performance period.

For awards tied to the achievement of performance goals over the years 2015, 2016, and 2017, the Committee approved the following formulas for determining the number of shares of 3M common stock to be delivered for each performance share awarded, with the total number of shares actually delivered being the sum of the number of shares earned as a result of the Company’s achievement of each of the four financial goals. In the event that the Company’s performance as measured by any of these performance criteria falls between any of the percentages listed below, the number of shares of 3M common stock earned will be determined by linear interpolation.

ORGANIC
VOLUME GROWTH
EXCEEDING IPI
 

% OF
PERFORMANCE
SHARES

RETURN
ON
INVESTED
CAPITAL
% OF
PERFORMANCE
SHARES
EPS
GROWTH
% OF
PERFORMANCE
SHARES
FCF
CONVERSION
% OF
PERFORMANCE
SHARES
TOTAL % OF
PERFORMANCE
SHARES
below -1.0% 0%   below
18.0%
  0%     below
7.0%
  0%     below 95.0%   0%     0%
-1.0% 8% 18.0% 4% 7.0% 4% 95.0% 4% 20%  
0.5% 40% 20.0% 20% 9.0% 20% 100.0% 20% 100%
2.0% or
higher
80% 23.0% or
higher
40% 12.0% or
higher
40% 105.0% or
higher
40% 200%

The above formulas are not a prediction of how 3M will perform during the years 2015 through 2017. The sole purpose of these formulas, which were approved by the Committee in February 2015, is to establish a method for determining the number of shares of 3M common stock to be delivered for the performance share awards described above. 3M is not providing any guidance, nor updating any prior guidance, of its future performance with the disclosure of these formulas, and you are cautioned not to rely on these formulas as a prediction of 3M’s future performance.

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Long-Term Incentives — All Outstanding Performance Share Awards

The Company’s annual award cycle and three-year performance periods result in an overlap of awards. For example, the performance goals for 2015 performance share awards relate to the years 2015, 2016, and 2017. Similarly, the performance goals for 2014 performance share awards relate to the years 2014, 2015, and 2016, and so on, as shown below. Performance against the goals established for each award are measured separately for each calendar year during the measurement period, with each year weighted as shown below in parenthesis. The Committee believes this structure reduces motivation to maximize performance in any one period by providing the highest level rewards only by building sustainable long-term results.

AWARD 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
2013 PSA Year 1 (50%) Year 2 (30%) Year 3 (20%)      
2014 PSA   Year 1 (50%)     Year 2 (30%) Year 3 (20%)
2015 PSA Year 1 (50%) Year 2 (30%) Year 3 (20%)

STATUS OF OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE SHARE AWARDS

The Committee periodically reviews the Company’s performance against the goals established for each performance share award throughout the duration of its applicable measurement period. The table below summarizes the status of the different performance share awards held by the Named Executive Officers as of December 31, 2015.

AWARD AND
MEASUREMENT

PERIOD
PERFORMANCE
MEASURES AND

WEIGHTING
PERFORMANCE LEVELS   % OF SHARES ACCRUED PER
PERFORMANCE SHARE AT

SPECIFIED PERFORMANCE LEVELS
  ACTUAL
PERFORMANCE

LEVEL
ACHIEVED*
  SHARES ACCRUED
PER PERFORMANCE

SHARE BASED
ON ACTUAL
PERFORMANCE**
THRESHOLD   TARGET   MAXIMUM THRESHOLD   TARGET   MAXIMUM
2015 PSA Organic Volume -1.0% 0.5% 2.0% 8% 40% 80% -1.3% (2015) 0.000 (2015)
Growth vs. Worldwide
  IPI
2015-2017 Return on 18.0% 20.0% 23.0% 4% 20% 40% 24.6% (2015) 0.200 (2015)
Measurement Invested Capital
Period  
Earnings per 7.0% 9.0% 12.0% 4% 20% 40% 1.2% (2015) 0.000 (2015)
Share Growth
 
Free Cash Flow 95.0% 100.0% 105.0% 4%w 20% 40% 102.6% (2015) 0.152 (2015)
Conversion
 
2015 PSA Total (as of December 31, 2015) 0.352 shares
2014 PSA Organic Volume -1.0% 0.5% 2.0% 8% 40% 80% -1.3% (2015) 0.000 (2015)
Growth vs. Worldwide 1.1% (2014) 0.280 (2014)
IPI
2014-2016 Return on 18.0% 20.0% 22.0% 8% 40% 80% 24.6% (2015) 0.240 (2015)
Measurement Invested Capital 22.1% (2014) 0.400 (2014)
Period
New Product 29.0% 34.0% 39.0% 4% 20% 40% 32.1% (2015) 0.042 (2015)
Vitality Index
 
32.8% (2014) 0.081 (2014)
2014 PSA Total (as of December 31, 2015) 1.043 shares
2013 PSA Organic Volume -1.0% 0.5% 2.0% 8% 40% 80% -1.3% (2015) 0.000 (2015)
Growth vs. Worldwide 1.1% (2014) 0.168 (2014)
IPI 0.7% (2013) 0.227 (2013)
2013-2015 Return on 18.0% 20.0% 22.0% 8% 40% 80% 24.6% (2015) 0.160 (2015)
Measurement Invested Capital 22.1% (2014) 0.240 (2014)
Period 20.0% (2013) 0.200 (2013)
New Product 29.0% 34.0% 39.0% 4% 20% 40% 32.1% (2015) 0.028 (2015)
Vitality Index 32.8% (2014) 0.048 (2014)
33.3% (2013) 0.089 (2013)
2013 PSA Total (as of December 31, 2015) 1.160 shares

* The reported level of performance achieved for Organic Volume Growth vs. Worldwide IPI has been determined using Worldwide IPI for each relevant period, as reported by Global Insights on January 15, 2016. The final performance level achieved may vary based on changes in reported Worldwide IPI for the relevant period.

**The number of shares of 3M common stock accrued with respect to each performance share subject to a performance share award is determined based on the Company’s performance against the specified goals established for each performance measure. In the event that the Company’s performance for any given performance measure falls between any two performance levels, the number of shares of 3M common stock accrued is determined by linear interpolation.

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Performance Share Accruals Based on 2015 Performance

The table below shows the number of shares of 3M common stock that were accrued for each outstanding performance share award based on the Company’s performance during 2015.

NAME       PERFORMANCE
SHARE AWARD
      TOTAL
PERFORMANCE
SHARES
AWARDED
      PORTION
TIED TO 2015
PERFORMANCE
      PERFORMANCE
SHARES
TIED TO 2015
PERFORMANCE
      SHARES
ACCRUED
BASED ON 2015
PERFORMANCE
(ROUNDED)*
   MARKET VALUE
OF SHARES
ACCRUED
BASED ON 2015
PERFORMANCE**
Inge G. Thulin 2015  PSA 34,507 50% 17,253      12,146 $1,829,673
2014  PSA 38,650 30% 11,595 10,888 $1,640,168
2013  PSA 43,248 20% 8,650 8,122 $1,223,498
Total $4,693,339
Nicholas C. Gangestad*** 2015  PSA 9,255 50% 4,627 3,257 $490,634
2014  PSA 8,678 30% 2,602 2,443 $368,014
2013  PSA 7,099 20% 1,421 1,334 $200,954
Total $1,059,602
Michael A. Kelly 2015  PSA 8,991 50% 4,495 3,164 $476,625
2014  PSA 6,778 30% 2,033 1,909 $287,572
2013  PSA 8,660 20% 1,732 1,626 $244,941
Total $1,009,138
Michael G. Vale 2015  PSA 7,493 50% 3,746 2,637 $397,238
2014  PSA 6,778 30% 2,033 1,909 $287,572
2013  PSA 8,660 20% 1,732 1,626 $244,941
Total $929,751
Joaquin Delgado 2015  PSA 7,295 50% 3,647 2,567 $386,693
2014  PSA 6,778 30% 2,033 1,909 $287,572
2013  PSA 8,660 20% 1,732 1,626 $244,941
Total $919,206

* The amounts in this column reflect the number of shares accrued based on, among other things, Worldwide IPI for the 2015 calendar year, as reported by Global Insights on January 15, 2016. The final number of shares accrued may vary in the event of changes in Worldwide IPI reported by Global Insights.

** Represents the closing price of a share of 3M common stock on the NYSE for December 31, 2015 ($150.64), multiplied by the number of shares accrued based on the Company’s 2015 performance.

*** Mr. Gangestad was appointed to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer effective June 6, 2014.

Although shares of 3M common stock are accrued annually for each outstanding performance share award, an executive may forfeit all or a portion of the shares otherwise issuable pursuant to his or her award if he or she does not remain employed by the Company throughout the entire three-year performance period.

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SECTION IV: WAYS IN WHICH WE ADDRESS RISK AND GOVERNANCE

STOCK OWNERSHIP GUIDELINES

The Company maintains robust stock ownership guidelines that apply to all Section 16 officers of the Company and are designed to increase an executive’s equity stake in 3M and more closely align his or her financial interests with those of 3M’s stockholders. The following table shows the stock ownership guideline for each Named Executive Officer and their compliance status as of December 31, 2015:

NAME      


MULTIPLE OF MEASUREMENT DATE
BASE SALARY REQUIRED

      COMPLIANCE STATUS
AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2015*
     

Percentage of Named Executive Officers in compliance with the Company’s stock ownership guidelines as of December 31, 2015:

100%

Inge G. Thulin 6x In compliance
Nicholas C. Gangestad 3x In compliance
Michael A. Kelly 3x In compliance
Michael G. Vale 3x In compliance
Joaquin Delgado 3x In compliance

* As a result of his appointment to the position of Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Mr. Gangestad’s required level of ownership increased, effective June 6, 2014, from a multiple of two times his base annual salary to a multiple of three times his annual base salary. Mr. Gangestad is not required to attain his new level of required ownership until June 6, 2019.

The stock ownership guidelines provide that the number of shares required to be beneficially owned by each covered executive will be calculated based on such executive’s annual base salary at the time of initial appointment to a Section 16 position and at the time of a position change from one multiple level to another multiple level, and the fair market value of 3M common stock at that time. Beginning December 31, 2013, and every three years thereafter, the stock ownership guidelines require the Company to recalculate the number of shares required to be beneficially owned by each covered executive using their annual base salary and fair market value of 3M common stock at the recalculation date.

The stock ownership guidelines provide that each covered executive should attain the required beneficial ownership of 3M stock within five years of their initial appointment to a position covered by the guidelines or a position change from one multiple level to another multiple level. The guidelines also provide that each covered executive whose required level of ownership increases as a result of a periodic recalculation will have three years from the recalculation date (or the balance of the five-year period since the date of their initial appointment or latest position change, if longer) to attain the required level of ownership. However, if a covered executive is not making adequate progress to meet the required level of ownership within the applicable time period, the guidelines provide that he or she will be required to hold and not sell a sufficient number of the after-tax 3M shares received upon the next payout of performance shares to be on track to satisfy the required ownership level.

For purposes of these guidelines, shares owned directly by a covered executive or by members of the covered executive’s immediate family, shares owned indirectly through a covered executive’s account in the Company’s 401(k) plan or another deferred compensation plan, unvested shares of restricted stock owned by a covered executive, and shares represented by unvested restricted stock units granted to a covered executive are all considered to be beneficially owned by the covered executive and are counted in determining attainment of the required ownership level.

For more information concerning the 3M stock ownership of the Named Executive Officers, see the section entitled “Security Ownership of Management” beginning on page 80 of this Proxy Statement.

PROHIBITION OF HEDGING AND PLEDGING

The Company’s stock trading policies prohibit the Company’s executive officers from (i) purchasing any financial instrument that is designed to hedge or offset any decrease in the market value of the Company’s common stock, including prepaid variable forward contracts, equity swaps, collars and exchange funds; (ii) engaging in short sales related to the Company’s common stock; (iii) placing standing orders; (iv) maintaining margin accounts; and (v) pledging 3M securities as collateral for a loan. All transactions in 3M securities by directors and executive officers must be pre-cleared with the Deputy General Counsel.

POLICY ON REIMBURSEMENT OF INCENTIVE PAYMENTS (“CLAWBACK”)

The Company’s Board of Directors has adopted a policy requiring the reimbursement of excess incentive compensation payments made to an executive in the event that 3M is required to make a material restatement of its financial statements. This policy applies to all senior executives of the Company including all of the Named Executive Officers. This policy does not require any misconduct on the part of the covered executive whose excess incentive compensation payment is being reimbursed. As long as the Company is required to make a material restatement of its financial statements that causes an incentive compensation payout to be higher than it should have been, the Company may seek to

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recover the overpayment from all affected executives irrespective of whether their conduct contributed to the need for the restatement. The Company established this policy prior to the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, which establishes new requirements for such policies. Upon issuance by the Securities and Exchange Commission of final implementing regulations for the Dodd-Frank Act’s requirements, the Company will make any changes to its existing policy as may be required to comply with those regulations.

ASSESSMENT OF RISK RELATED TO COMPENSATION PROGRAMS

Based on the Company’s recent assessment, the Company has determined that none of its compensation policies and practices are reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company. To conduct this assessment, the Company completed an inventory of its executive and non-executive compensation programs globally, with particular emphasis on incentive compensation plans or programs. Based on this inventory, the Company evaluated the primary components of its compensation plans and practices to identify whether those components, either alone or in combination, properly balanced compensation opportunities and risk. The Company believes that the Company’s overall cash versus equity pay mix, balance of shorter-term versus longer-term performance focus, balance of revenue versus profit focused performance measures, stock ownership guidelines, and “clawback” policy all work together to provide its employees and executives with incentives to deliver outstanding performance to build long-term stockholder value, while taking only necessary and prudent risks. In this regard, the Company’s strong ethics and its corporate compliance systems, which are overseen by the Audit Committee, further mitigate against excessive or inappropriate risk taking. The Compensation Committee, with assistance from its independent compensation consultant, George B. Paulin of Frederic W. Cook & Co., Inc., reviewed the Company’s risk assessment and a separate risk assessment that Mr. Paulin conducted for the Committee on the Company’s executive compensation policies and practices. Based on their consideration of these assessments, the Committee concurred with the Company’s determination that none of its compensation policies and practices is reasonably likely to have a material adverse effect on the Company.

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE REPORT

In accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s disclosure requirements for executive compensation, the Compensation Committee of the Board of Directors of 3M Company (the “Committee”) has reviewed and discussed with 3M Management the Compensation Discussion and Analysis. Based on this review and these discussions with 3M Management, the Committee recommended to the Board of Directors that this Compensation Discussion and Analysis be included in the 2016 Proxy Statement of 3M Company and 3M Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2015.

Submitted by the Compensation Committee
Michael L. Eskew, Chair
Vance D. Coffman
Edward M. Liddy
Robert J. Ulrich

COMPENSATION COMMITTEE INTERLOCKS AND INSIDER PARTICIPATION

The members of the Compensation Committee are named in the section titled “Compensation Committee” on page 26 of this Proxy Statement. No members of the Compensation Committee were officers or employees of 3M or any of its subsidiaries during the year, were formerly 3M officers, or had any relationship otherwise requiring disclosure.

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EXECUTIVE COMPENSATION TABLES

2015 SUMMARY COMPENSATION TABLE

The following table shows the compensation earned or received during 2015, 2014, and 2013 by each of 3M’s Named Executive Officers (as determined pursuant to the Securities and Exchange Commission’s disclosure requirements for executive compensation in Item 402 of Regulation S-K).

NAME AND PRINCIPAL
POSITION
    YEAR     SALARY ($)     STOCK
AWARDS
($)(1)
    OPTION
AWARDS
($)(2)
    NON-EQUITY
INCENTIVE PLAN
COMPENSATION
($)(3)
    CHANGE IN
PENSION
VALUE AND
NONQUALIFIED
DEFERRED
COMPENSATION
EARNINGS
($)(4)
    ALL OTHER
COMPENSATION
($)(5)
    TOTAL
($)
Inge G. Thulin
    Chairman of the Board,
    President and Chief
    Executive Officer
2015 1,448,153 5,500,071 5,497,855 2,330,134 3,941,164 723,685 19,441,062
2014 1,392,560 4,750,085 4,053,263 3,500,000 5,806,064 613,617 20,115,589
2013 1,339,000 4,160,025 3,046,438 2,441,842 4,955,735 425,668 16,368,708
Nicholas C. Gangestad(6)
    Senior Vice President
    and Chief Financial
    Officer
2015 601,743 1,475,154 1,474,443 571,980 939,858 61,885 5,125,063
2014
 
449,493 2,207,637 188,579 476,102 755,436 41,561 4,118,808
Michael A. Kelly(6)(7)
    Former Executive Vice
    President, Electronics
    and Energy Business
    Group
2015 653,149 1,433,075 1,432,495 489,228 2,089,923 130,017 6,227,887
Michael G. Vale(6)
    Executive Vice
    President, Consumer
    Business Group
2015 579,780 1,194,309 1,193,802 531,622 519,134 73,086 4,091,733
2014
 
559,971 2,833,107 620,450 525,978 701,854 67,001 5,308,361
Joaquin Delgado(6)
    Executive Vice
    President, Health Care
    Business Group
2015 575,556 1,162,750 1,162,281 504,873 554,499 113,002 4,072,961

(1) The amounts in the Stock Awards column reflect the aggregate grant date fair value of such awards computed in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, Compensation — Stock Compensation, excluding the effect of estimated forfeitures. Assumptions made in the calculation of these amounts are included in Note 15 to the Company’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 11, 2016. The amounts included in this column for the performance share awards made during 2015 are calculated based on the probable satisfaction of the performance conditions for such awards. If the highest level of performance is achieved for these performance share awards, the maximum value of these awards at the grant date would be as follows: Mr. Thulin — $11,000,142; Mr. Gangestad — $2,950,308; Mr. Kelly — $2,866,150; Mr. Vale — $2,388,618; and Mr. Delgado — $2,325,500.

(2) The amounts in the Option Awards column reflect the aggregate grant date fair value of such awards computed in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, Compensation — Stock Compensation, excluding the effect of estimated forfeitures. Assumptions made in the calculation of these amounts are included in Note 15 to the Company’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 11, 2016.

(3) The amounts in the Non-Equity Incentive Plan Compensation column reflect the annual incentive compensation earned by each individual during 2015 under the Company’s Executive Annual Incentive Plan.

(4) The amounts in the Change in Pension Value and Nonqualified Deferred Compensation Earnings column reflect the actuarial increase in the present value of each individual’s pension benefits under all defined benefit pension plans of the Company, determined using the same interest rate and mortality assumptions as those used for financial statement reporting purposes. See Note 11 to the Company’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 11, 2016. There were no above-market earnings on deferred compensation under the Company’s nonqualified deferred compensation programs.

(5) See the All Other Compensation table below for details.

(6) No amounts are reported for Mr. Gangestad or Mr. Vale for the year 2013, or for Mr. Kelly or Mr. Delgado for the years 2013 and 2014, since they were not Named Executive Officers of the Company for those years.

(7) Mr. Kelly retired from the Company effective January 1, 2016.

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2015 ALL OTHER COMPENSATION TABLE

NAME     401(K)
COMPANY
CONTRIBUTIONS
($)(1)
    VIP
EXCESS
COMPANY
CONTRIBUTIONS
($)(2)
    EXECUTIVE
LIFE
INSURANCE
($)(3)
    FINANCIAL
PLANNING
($)(4)
    PERSONAL
AIRCRAFT
USE
($)(5)
    SECURITY
SYSTEMS/
SERVICES
($)(6)
    PERSONAL
AUTO
USE
($)(7)
    OTHER
($)
    TOTAL
($)
Inge G. Thulin         9,360            168,773 286,115 13,290 221,176 6,874 18,097 723,685
Nicholas C. Gangestad 10,246 28,557 11,262 11,820 61,885
Michael A. Kelly 9,360 41,612 65,672 13,290 83 130,017
Michael G. Vale 10,686 39,073 10,037 13,290 73,086
Joaquin Delgado 8,565 31,813 59,334 13,290 113,002

(1) The amounts shown reflect 3M matching and additional automatic contributions under the tax-qualified 3M Voluntary Investment Plan and Employee Stock Ownership Plan. All eligible employees under this plan may receive 3M matching contributions on their pre-tax or Roth 401(k) contributions to the plan on up to six percent (five percent beginning in 2016) of their eligible pay. Eligible employees hired on or after January 1, 2009, also receive additional automatic 3M retirement income contributions equal to three percent of their eligible pay.

(2) The amounts shown reflect 3M matching contributions under the VIP Excess Plan, a nonqualified defined contribution plan. Eligibility for this plan and its matching contributions is limited to employees whose compensation exceeds a limit established by Federal income tax laws for tax-qualified defined contribution plans. The plan permits eligible employees to save additional amounts from their current cash compensation beyond the contribution limits established by Federal tax laws, and to receive Company matching contributions similar to the matching contributions provided under the tax-qualified 3M Voluntary Investment Plan and Employee Stock Ownership Plan.

(3) The amounts shown reflect the amount of premiums paid by the Company on behalf of each individual with respect to their respective universal life or term life insurance policies obtained for them under the Executive Life Insurance Plan.

(4) These amounts reflect fees for personal financial planning and tax return preparation services paid by the Company on behalf of each individual.

(5) This amount reflects the aggregate incremental cost to the Company for Mr. Thulin’s personal use of corporate aircraft during 2015. This aggregate incremental cost was calculated by combining the variable operating costs of such travel, including the cost of fuel, landing fees, parking fees, trip preparation fees, enroute communication charges, enroute navigation charges, on-board catering, and crew travel expenses. The Compensation Committee requires Mr. Thulin to use the corporate aircraft for all business and personal travel.

(6) This amount reflects the expenses incurred by 3M during 2015 for home security equipment and monitoring services at the personal residence of Mr. Thulin.

(7) This amount reflects the aggregate incremental cost to the Company for Mr. Thulin’s personal use of a Company-provided automobile and local ground transportation. These costs include lease payments for the vehicle, fuel, insurance premiums, repairs, and maintenance.

GRANTS OF PLAN-BASED AWARDS

The following table reflects the various equity and non-equity plan awards granted to the Named Executive Officers during 2015. With the exception of the annual incentive compensation earned by such Named Executive Officers under the Executive Annual Incentive Plan, all of the awards referred to in this table were granted under the 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan.

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2015 GRANTS OF PLAN-BASED AWARDS TABLE

NAME   TYPE OF
GRANT(1)
  GRANT
DATE
 

ESTIMATED FUTURE
PAYOUTS UNDER
NON-EQUITY
INCENTIVE PLAN
AWARDS(2)
  ESTIMATED FUTURE PAYOUTS
UNDER EQUITY INCENTIVE PLAN
AWARDS(3)
  ALL
OTHER
STOCK
AWARDS:
NUMBER
OF SHARES
OF STOCK
OR UNITS
(#)
  ALL
OTHER
OPTION
AWARDS:
NUMBER OF
SECURITIES
UNDERLYING
OPTIONS
(#)(4)
  EXERCISE
OR BASE
PRICE OF
OPTION
AWARDS
($/SH)(5)
  GRANT
DATE FAIR
VALUE OF
STOCK
AND
OPTION
AWARDS
($)(6)
TARGET
($)
  MAXIMUM
($)
THRESHOLD
(#)
  TARGET
(#)
  MAXIMUM
(#)
Inge G. 15PS 03/02/2015 6,901 34,507 69,014 5,500,071
Thulin Option 02/03/2015   229,364 165.94 5,497,855
AIP n/a 2,228,621 12,082,500
Nicholas C. 15PS 03/02/2015 1,851 9,255 18,510 1,475,154
Gangestad Option 02/03/2015 61,512 165.94 1,474,443
  AIP n/a 601,768 12,082,500
Michael A. 15PS 03/02/2015 1,798 8,991 17,982 1,433,075
Kelly Option 02/03/2015 59,762 165.94 1,432,495
AIP n/a 547,848 12,082,500
Michael G. 15PS 03/02/2015 1,499 7,493 14,986 1,194,309
Vale Option 02/03/2015 49,804 165.94 1,193,802
AIP n/a 492,905 12,082,500
Joaquin 15PS 03/02/2015 1,459 7,295 14,590 1,162,750
Delgado Option 02/03/2015 48,489 165.94 1,162,281
AIP n/a 489,313 12,082,500

(1) Abbreviations for the Type of Grant: 15PS = 2015 performance shares; Option = stock options; AIP = annual incentive.

(2) The amounts shown as the Estimated Future Payouts Under Non-Equity Incentive Plan Awards reflect the target and maximum amounts that may be earned by each individual during 2015 under the Executive Annual Incentive Plan. This plan establishes a maximum amount of annual incentive compensation that may be earned by each covered executive during a plan year (established for purposes of complying with Section 162(m) of the Internal Revenue Code), which for each of the Named Executive Officers was one-quarter of one percent of the Company’s Adjusted Net Income for 2015, and then permits the Compensation Committee to pay each covered executive less than this maximum amount based on such factors as it deems relevant. Since the Executive Annual Incentive Plan was first adopted in 2007, the Compensation Committee has rarely used this discretion to pay a covered executive (other than our Chief Executive Officer) anything other than the same amount such executive would have received had he or she been participating in the Company’s broad-based Annual Incentive Plan (see “Elements of the Compensation Program — Annual Incentive” in the Compensation Discussion and Analysis of this Proxy Statement).

(3) The amounts shown as the Estimated Future Payouts Under Equity Incentive Plan Awards with respect to 2015 performance shares reflect the threshold, target, and maximum number of shares of 3M common stock that may be earned by each individual as a result of the 2015 performance shares granted to each individual during 2015 under the 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan. The actual number of shares of 3M common stock to be delivered as a result of these performance shares will be determined by the performance of the Company during the three-year performance period of 2015, 2016, and 2017, as measured against four performance criteria selected by the Compensation Committee (Organic Volume Growth, Return on Invested Capital, Earnings Per Share Growth and Free Cash Flow Conversion). For more information on these performance criteria and the formulas for determining the number of shares of 3M common stock payable as a result of these performance shares, please refer to the “Long-Term Incentives — 2015 Annual Grants” portion of the Compensation Discussion and Analysis of this Proxy Statement.

(4) The amounts shown as the All Other Option Awards reflect the number of shares of 3M common stock subject to nonqualified stock options granted to each individual during 2015 under the 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan. The options granted on February 3, 2015, were part of the Company’s annual grant of stock options to the approximately 6,000 employees participating in the plan, and they vest in installments of one-third on each of the first three anniversaries of the grant date.

(5) The exercise price for all stock options granted under the Company’s 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan is set at the closing price at which 3M common stock traded on the New York Stock Exchange on the option grant date.

(6) The amounts in the Grant Date Fair Value of Stock and Option Awards column were determined in accordance with Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification Topic 718, Compensation — Stock Compensation, excluding the effect of estimated forfeitures, and, in the case of performance share awards, are based upon the probable outcome of the applicable performance conditions. Assumptions made in the calculation of these amounts are included in Note 15 to the Company’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 11, 2016.

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2015 OUTSTANDING EQUITY AWARDS AT FISCAL YEAR-END TABLE

OPTION AWARDS STOCK AWARDS
NAME     NUMBER OF
SECURITIES
UNDERLYING
UNEXERCISED
OPTIONS (#)
EXERCISABLE
    NUMBER OF
SECURITIES
UNDERLYING
UNEXERCISED
OPTIONS (#)
UNEXERCISABLE
    OPTION
EXERCISE
PRICE
($)
    OPTION
EXPIRATION
DATE
    NUMBER
OF
SHARES OR
UNITS OF
STOCK
THAT HAVE
NOT
VESTED
(#)
    MARKET
VALUE
OF SHARES
OR UNITS OF
STOCK THAT
HAVE NOT
VESTED
($)
    EQUITY
INCENTIVE
PLAN
AWARDS:
NUMBER OF
UNEARNED
SHARES, UNITS
OR OTHER
RIGHTS THAT
HAVE NOT
VESTED
(#)
    EQUITY
INCENTIVE PLAN
AWARDS:
MARKET OR
PAYOUT VALUE
OF UNEARNED
SHARES, UNITS
OR OTHER
RIGHTS THAT
HAVE NOT
VESTED
($)
Inge G. Thulin 77,300(6) 11,644,472
34,507(7) 5,198,134
45,758 0 84.78 05/08/2017
50,792 0 77.18 05/13/2018
59,584 0 54.11 02/08/2019
50,166 0 78.72 02/07/2020
43,560 0 89.47 02/08/2021
204,804 0 87.89 02/07/2022
136,633 68,317(1) 101.49 02/03/2023
68,722 137,446(2) 126.72 02/02/2024
0 229,364(3) 165.94 02/03/2025
Nicholas C. 13,232(6) 1,993,268
Gangestad 4,124(6) 621,239
9,255(7) 1,394,173
2,612 0 84.78 05/08/2017
2,888 0 77.18 05/13/2018
4,004 0 54.11 02/08/2019
3,362 0 78.72 02/07/2020
3,092 0 89.47 02/08/2021
6,219 0 87.89 02/07/2022
4,336 2,169(1) 101.49 02/03/2023
3,197 6,395(2) 126.72 02/02/2024
0 61,512(3) 165.94 02/03/2025
Michael A. Kelly 13,556(6) 2,042,076
8,991(7) 1,354,404
37,628 0 77.18 05/13/2018
44,800 0 54.11 02/08/2019
51,102 0 78.72 02/07/2020
40,793 0 89.47 02/08/2021
33,345 0 87.89 02/07/2022
32,863 16,432(1) 101.49 02/03/2023
10,809 21,619(2) 126.72 02/02/2024
0 59,762(3) 165.94 02/03/2025

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OPTION AWARDS STOCK AWARDS
NAME   NUMBER OF
SECURITIES
UNDERLYING
UNEXERCISED
OPTIONS (#)
EXERCISABLE
  NUMBER OF
SECURITIES
UNDERLYING
UNEXERCISED
OPTIONS (#)
UNEXERCISABLE
  OPTION
EXERCISE
PRICE
($)
  OPTION
EXPIRATION
DATE
    NUMBER
OF
SHARES OR
UNITS OF
STOCK
THAT HAVE
NOT
VESTED
(#)
  MARKET
VALUE
OF SHARES
OR UNITS OF
STOCK THAT
HAVE NOT
VESTED
($)
  EQUITY
INCENTIVE
PLAN
AWARDS:
NUMBER OF
UNEARNED
SHARES, UNITS
OR OTHER
RIGHTS THAT
HAVE NOT
VESTED
(#)
  EQUITY
INCENTIVE PLAN
AWARDS:
MARKET OR
PAYOUT VALUE
OF UNEARNED
SHARES, UNITS
OR OTHER
RIGHTS THAT
HAVE NOT
VESTED
($)
Michael G. Vale                                                        13,556 (6)             2,042,076     
7,493 (7) 1,128,746
2,156 0 84.78 05/08/2017  
8,440 0 77.18 05/13/2018
8,444 0 54.11 02/08/2019
8,906 0 78.72 02/07/2020
7,812 0 89.47 02/08/2021
30,875 0 87.89 02/07/2022
29,136 14,569(1) 101.49 02/03/2023
  10,519 21,040(2) 126.72 02/02/2024
0 49,804(3) 165.94 02/03/2025
12,646 (4) 1,904,993
Joaquin Delgado 13,556 (6) 2,042,076
7,295 (7) 1,098,919
7,736 0 84.78 05/08/2017
8,440 0 77.18 05/13/2018
10,260 0 54.11 02/08/2019
47,390 0 78.72 02/07/2020
43,106 0 89.47 02/08/2021
36,126 0 87.89 02/07/2022
23,659 11,831(1) 101.49 02/03/2023
10,809 21,619(2) 126.72 02/02/2024
0 48,489(3) 165.94 02/03/2025
24,507 (5) 3,691,734

FOOTNOTES TO 2015 OUTSTANDING EQUITY AWARDS AT FISCAL YEAR-END TABLE

(1) These stock options vested in full on February 5, 2016.

(2) These stock options vested or will vest in installments of one-half on February 4, 2016, and February 4, 2017.

(3) These stock options vested or will vest in installments of one-third on each of February 3, 2016, February 3, 2017, and February 3, 2018.

(4) These restricted stock units will vest in full on December 1, 2019, assuming continued employment.

(5) These restricted stock units will vest in full on September 1, 2016, assuming continued employment.

(6) The shares of 3M common stock to be delivered as a result of the Company’s performance over the three-year performance period ending December 31, 2016, will not vest until December 31, 2016. Under the terms of the 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan, these shares of 3M common stock will be delivered no later than March 15, 2017. In accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s regulations, the number of shares and payout value for the performance shares granted in 2014 reflect the maximum payout under the formula for this grant since the Company’s performance during the first two years of the three-year performance period has exceeded the target levels for this grant.

(7) The shares of 3M common stock to be delivered as a result of the Company’s performance over the three-year performance period ending December 31, 2017, will not vest until December 31, 2017. Under the terms of the 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan, these shares of 3M common stock will be delivered no later than March 15, 2018. In accordance with the Securities and Exchange Commission’s regulations, the number of shares and payout value for the performance shares granted in 2015 reflect the target payout under the formula for this grant since the Company’s performance during the first year of the three-year performance period has exceeded the threshold levels for this grant.

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2015 OPTION EXERCISES AND STOCK VESTED TABLE

OPTION EXERCISES AND STOCK VESTED
OPTION AWARDS STOCK AWARDS
NAME        NUMBER OF SHARES
ACQUIRED ON
EXERCISE
(#)
       VALUE REALIZED
ON EXERCISE
($)
       NUMBER OF SHARES
ACQUIRED ON
VESTING (#)
       VALUE REALIZED
ON VESTING
($)
Inge G. Thulin         52,000 (1)                3,562,036                  50,163 (5)         7,556,573
Nicholas C. Gangestad 0 0 8,234 (6) 1,240,321
Michael A. Kelly 49,893 (2) 3,964,190   22,299 (7)   3,210,318
Michael G. Vale 5,013 (3) 396,174 13,132 (8) 1,940,689
Joaquin Delgado 11,370 (4) 806,595 10,045 (9) 1,513,139

FOOTNOTES TO 2015 OPTION EXERCISES AND STOCK VESTED TABLE

(1) The stock options exercised by Mr. Thulin were granted on May 9, 2006, and had an exercise price of $87.35 per share.

(2) The stock options exercised by Mr. Kelly were granted on May 9, 2006, and May 8, 2007, and had exercise prices between $84.78 and $87.35 per share.

(3) The stock options exercised by Mr. Vale were granted on May 9, 2006, and had an exercise price of $87.35 per share.

(4) The stock options exercised by Mr. Delgado were granted on May 9, 2006, and had an exercise price of $87.35 per share.

(5) Reflects the number of shares earned by Mr. Thulin upon the vesting of performance shares granted to him under the 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan. All 50,163 of these shares were attributable to his 2013 performance shares for which the three-year performance period was completed on December 31, 2015. Mr. Thulin previously elected to defer receipt of all of these shares until following his termination of employment.

(6) Reflects the number of shares earned by Mr. Gangestad upon the vesting of performance shares granted to him under the 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan. All 8,234 of these shares were attributable to his 2013 performance shares for which the three-year performance period was completed on December 31, 2015. Mr. Gangestad previously elected to defer receipt of all of these shares until following his termination of employment.

(7) These shares were acquired by Mr. Kelly upon the vesting of restricted stock units and performance shares granted to him under the 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan. Of this total number of shares, 12,254 were attributable to restricted stock units granted on September 1, 2011, and 10,045 were attributable to his 2013 performance shares for which the three-year performance period was completed on December 31, 2015.

(8) These shares were acquired by Mr. Vale upon the vesting of restricted stock units and performance shares granted to him under the 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan. Of this total number of shares, 3,087 were attributable to restricted stock units granted on September 1, 2010, and 10,045 were attributable to his 2013 performance shares for which the three-year performance period was completed on December 31, 2015.

(9) These shares were acquired by Mr. Delgado upon the vesting of performance shares granted to him under the 2008 Long-Term Incentive Plan. All 10,045 of these shares were attributable to his 2013 performance shares for which the three-year performance period was completed on December 31, 2015.

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PENSION BENEFITS

The following table shows the present value of the accumulated benefits payable to each of the Named Executive Officers, as well as the number of years of service credited to each individual, under each of the Company’s defined benefit pension plans determined using the same interest rate and mortality assumptions as those used for financial statement reporting purposes. See Note 11 to the Company’s audited financial statements for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2015, included in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 11, 2016.

2015 PENSION BENEFITS TABLE

NAME   

PLAN NAME

                   NUMBER
OF YEARS
CREDITED
SERVICE (#)
      PRESENT
VALUE OF
ACCUMULATED
BENEFITS
($)
      PAYMENTS
DURING
LAST FISCAL
YEAR
($)
Inge G. Thulin   Employee Retirement Income Plan 36       1,807,299*       0
  Nonqualified Pension Plan 36 23,095,572 0
Nicholas C. Gangestad   Employee Retirement Income Plan 30   982,261 0
    Nonqualified Pension Plan 30   1,804,834