Colgate-Palmolive Company

2016 Annual Report

Colgate-Palmolive Company is a $15.2 billion global company serving people in more than 200 countries and territories with consumer products that make lives healthier and more enjoyable. The Company focuses on strong global brands in its core businesses – Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet Nutrition. Colgate follows a tightly defined strategy to grow market shares for key products, such as toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwashes, bar and liquid soaps, deodorants/antiperspirants, dishwashing detergents, household cleaners, fabric conditioners and specialty pet food.

Oral Care 47%

of Net Sales

Personal Care 20%

of Net Sales

Home Care 18%

of Net Sales

Pet Nutrition 15%

of Net Sales

Corporate Offices

Colgate-Palmolive Company
300 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10022-7499
(212) 310-2000

Stock Exchange

The common stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company is listed and traded on The New York Stock Exchange under the symbol CL.

Transfer Agent and Registrar

Our transfer agent, Computershare, can assist you with a variety of shareholder services, including change of address, transfer of stock to another person, questions about dividend checks, direct deposit of dividends and Colgate’s Direct Stock Purchase Plan:


PO Box 30170
College Station, TX 77842-3170
1-800-756-8700 or (201) 680-6578

E-mail: shrrelations@cpushareownerservices.com
Website: www.computershare.com/investor
Hearing impaired: TDD 1-800-231-5469

Direct Stock Purchase Plan

A Direct Stock Purchase Plan is available through Computershare, our transfer agent. The Plan includes dividend reinvestment options, offers optional cash investments by check or automatic monthly payments, as well as many other features. If you would like to learn more about the Plan or to enroll, please contact our transfer agent to request a Plan brochure and the forms needed to start the process.

Annual Meeting

Colgate shareholders are invited to attend our annual meeting. It will be held on Friday, May 12, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. in the Broadway Ballroom of the Marriott Marquis Hotel, Sixth Floor, Broadway at 45th Street, New York, NY. Even if you plan to attend the meeting, please vote by proxy. You may do so by using the telephone, the internet or your proxy card.

Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP

Communications to the Board of Directors

Colgate shareholders and other interested parties are encouraged to communicate directly with the Company's independent directors and committee chairs by sending an e-mail to directors@colpal.com or by writing to Directors, c/o Office of the Chief Legal Officer, Colgate-Palmolive Company, 300 Park Avenue, 11th Floor, New York, NY 10022-7499. Such communications are handled in accordance with the procedures described on the Company’s Governance website at www.colgatepalmolive.com.

SEC and NYSE Certifications

The certifications of Colgate’s Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer, required under Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, have been filed as exhibits to Colgate’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016. In addition, in 2016, Colgate’s Chief Executive Officer submitted the annual certification to the NYSE regarding Colgate’s compliance with the NYSE corporate governance listing standards.

Forward-Looking Statements

This 2016 Annual Report may contain forward-looking statements. These statements are made on the basis of our views and assumptions as of this time, and we undertake no obligation to update these statements. We caution investors that any such forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and that actual events or results may differ materially from those statements. Investors should consult the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (including the information set forth under the caption “Risk Factors” in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2016) for information about certain factors that could cause such differences.

Investor Relations/Reports

Copies of annual reports, press releases, company brochures, SEC filings and other publications are available from Colgate's Investor Relations Department:

  • by mail, directed to the corporate address
  • by e-mail, investor_relations@colpal.com
  • by calling 1-800-850-2654 or by calling Investor Relations at (212) 310-2575

Institutional Investors:

  • call John Faucher at (212) 310-3653

Other Reports

Other reports available on our website, www.colgatepalmolive.com, include our most recent Sustainability Report and Colgate’s policies on Global Diversity, Code of Conduct, Ingredient Safety, No Deforestation, Environmental, Occupational Health & Safety, Product Safety and Quality Research. For information about our products and our Programs and Policies on Animal Research and Development of Alternatives, please call 1-800-468-6502.

Consumer Affairs

For Oral, Personal and Home Care
For Hill's Pet Nutrition

Corporate Communications

(212) 310-2199

More information about Colgate and our products is available on the company’s website at www.colgatepalmolive.com.

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