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MADDEN RETURNS TO 3M CANADA AS PRESIDENT AND GENERAL MANAGER


LONDON ON (September 6, 2012) – 3M Canada today announces the appointment of Paul Madden as President and General Manager, effective August 1, 2012.

A 3Mer since 1988, Madden has enjoyed a successful career with 3M Company, which began at 3M Canada. In his most recent role based in Austin Texas, Madden was the General Manager, Data Center Markets Business, in 3M’s Electro and Communications Business. Before that, Madden spent four years as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of 3M Australia and 3M New Zealand.

“My family and I are excited about returning to London Ontario, and to 3M Canada. I feel very fortunate to have this opportunity to lead 3M Canada, one of our company’s largest international subsidiaries,” said Paul Madden, 3M Canada’s new President and General Manager. “These are very exciting times at 3M. We have a new CEO and Chairman, Inge Thulin, and we have a renewed vision that will define us as a new, faster growing, and more contemporary 3M Company.”

Madden holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from The University of Western Ontario.

Madden succeeds the former 3M Canada President and General Manager, Brian Young, who has taken on the new role of Vice President, Global Sales Operations for 3M Company based in St. Paul, Minnesota.

About 3M Canada

Established in 1951, 3M Canada Company was one of the first international subsidiaries opened by 3M and remains one of the largest. 3M Canada’s head office and original manufacturing site is in London, Ontario where approximately half of the company’s 1,800 employees work. Other locations include Toronto, Brockville, and Perth, Ontario and Morden, Manitoba. Globally, 3M has operations in more than 65 countries and captures the spark of new ideas and transforms them into thousands of ingenious products. Our culture of creative collaboration inspires a never-ending stream of powerful technologies that make life better.

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