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Thursday 13 January, 2005

Colgate-Palmolive Co

Colgate Declares Regular Quarterly Dividends


     NEW YORK, Jan. 13, 2005 - The Board of Directors of Colgate-Palmolive 
Company (NYSE: CL) today declared quarterly cash dividends of $US.24 per common 
share, payable on February 15, 2005, to shareholders of record on January 26, 
2005.  The Company has paid uninterrupted dividends on its common stock since 
1895. 
 
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    About Colgate-Palmolive: Colgate-Palmolive is a leading global consumer 
products company, tightly focused on Oral Care, Personal Care, Home Care and Pet 
Nutrition.  Colgate sells its products in over 200 countries and territories 
around the world under such internationally recognized brand names as Colgate, 
Palmolive, Mennen, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Ajax, 
Axion, Soupline, Suavitel and Fab, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's 
Prescription Diet pet foods.  For more information about Colgate's global 
business, visit the Company's website at http://www.colgate.com. 
 
SOURCE  Colgate-Palmolive Company  
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    /CONTACT:  Bina Thompson, +1-212-310-3072, or Hope Spiller,  
               +1-212-310-2291, both for the Colgate-Palmolive Company/ 
    /Web site: http://www.colgate.com / 
    (CL)