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Dear Colgate People,


Recently, you should have received your proxy materials for Colgate’s Annual Meeting of Stockholders, which will be held on Friday, May 6, 2011. Regardless of the number of shares you own, it is important that they are represented and voted at the Annual Meeting.


Please take a moment to vote your proxy at your earliest convenience. You should read carefully and consider the information contained in Colgate’s Proxy Statement, which is available online at http://investor.colgatepalmolive.com/proxy.cfm.


I encourage you to vote by Internet or telephone. You will need both control numbers contained in the proxy materials you previously received (one for your S&I Plan shares and one for your shares held through Bank of New York Mellon). If you are unable to locate your control numbers, please email Angela Pennolino of Investor Relations at XXXXXXX@colpal.com. To vote by Internet, go to www.proxyvote.com and follow the simple instructions. To vote by telephone, call 1-800-690-6903 (toll-free) and follow the simple instructions.


Your vote is important. Please submit your voting instructions so we receive them by 11:59 P.M. (EDT) on Wednesday, May 4, 2011.


Thank you for your response.






Andy Hendry

Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary