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For more than 80 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been building the world's infrastructure and, in partnership with its worldwide dealer network, is driving positive and sustainable change on every continent. With 2005 sales and revenues of $36.34 billion, Caterpillar is a technology leader and the world's leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines.

2005 sales and revenues of $36.34 billion were up $6.03 billion, or 20 percent, from 2004 The increase was a result of $3.72 billion of higher sales volume, $1.827 billion of improved price realization and a $363 million increase in Financial Products revenues. Approximately half of all sales were to customers outside of the United States, maintaining Caterpillar's position as a global supplier and leading U.S. exporter.

6 Sigma
The long-term payoff of 6 Sigma will be seen as we develop future leaders who are prepared to address the increasingly complex issues that face us as an industry leader. More than 30,000 employees are involved in 6 Sigma and are helping to shape the Caterpillar of tomorrow.

Caterpillar Dealer Network
Caterpillar's global dealer network provides a key competitive edge - customers deal with people they know and trust. Almost all dealerships are independent and locally owned. Many have relationships with their customers that span at least two generations. Cat dealers serve equipment, service and financing needs for customers in more than 200 countries. Rental services are offered through more than 1,500 outlets worldwide.

Corporate Governance
Caterpillar's reputation for integrity is a fundamental part of our heritage and one of our most valuable assets. Visit the Corporate Governance section for a reliable source for the corporate governance practices our Board has in place to ensure we are building on Caterpillar's sound reputation. As an industry leader, we recognize our responsibility to help restore confidence in Corporate America, and we consider ourselves a leader for corporate governance practices.

Financial Strength
Caterpillar is financially strong - able to fund product programs for future customer needs, provide financing for dealers and customers, and reward its shareholders. We continue to generate significant net free cash flow enabling investments in strategic growth opportunities.

Social Responsibility
Caterpillar's reputation for making a difference in the world is something we are proud of as a company. In response to the Asian Tsunami disaster, Caterpillar and its dealers provided machines, money and resources for relief and recovery efforts. Caterpillar is also proud to be the lead corporate donor in The Nature Conservancy's Great Rivers Partnership project. And Cat has once again been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index.

Stockholder Value
Caterpillar is committed to generating attractive returns for our stockholders. Strategic growth initiatives involving our machine, engine and service businesses are expected to drive attractive stockholder returns for years to come.

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Caterpillar Inc.
100 N.E. Adams St.
Peoria, Illinois 61629
(309) 675-1000
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