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Governance:  External Governance Recognition

External Governance Recognition
High Governance Ratings

In February 2009, Colgate again received the highest rating of 10 from GovernanceMetrics International, Inc. (“GMI”), becoming one of only two U.S. companies to achieve this score in every GMI ratings cycle since they began in 2003. GMI is an independent governance ratings agency which examines the governance practices of over 4,100 companies worldwide. Colgate is also among the highly rated companies by Riskmetrics Group, a provider of proxy voting and corporate governance services. Riskmetrics Group evaluates the corporate governance structures and policies of over 8,000 companies worldwide.

Corporate Secretary Magazine
2008 Corporate Governance Team of the Year Award

In November 2008, Colgate received the Corporate Governance Team of the Year Award from Corporate Secretary Magazine, which commended the breadth and success of Colgate’s governance program.

Treasury & Risk Magazine
2007 Alexander Hamilton Corporate Governance Award

In November 2007, Colgate received the Alexander Hamilton Corporate Governance Award from Treasury & Risk Magazine, which highlighted Colgate’s determination to make corporate governance a part of the fabric of the company, as well as Colgate’s solid business results.

Top Ten Boards, Business Week

On three occasions, the Colgate Board has been ranked among the Top 10 Boards in the U.S. by Business Week. Each time, Colgate was selected from more than 200 public companies, based on Business Week's surveys of institutional investors and leading corporate governance experts.

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