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Bina Thompson

Senior Vice President, Investor Relations
Colgate-Palmolive Company

Biography

Bina Thompson joined Colgate-Palmolive in November 1992 as Director, Investor Relations and was named a Vice President in July 1993 and Senior Vice President in November 2010. She was elected a Corporate Officer in 2002. Bina is responsible for investor and financial relations as well as the publication of all financial communications.

Prior to joining Colgate, Ms. Thompson spent seven years at Cognex Corporation, a manufacturer of machine vision systems. There, she held a variety of positions, including Manager of Investor Relations and Treasurer.

Ms. Thompson graduated from Harvard University with a B.A. in English Literature and received her M.B.A. from Babson College with a concentration in Finance.

In 2005, Ms. Thompson was elected to the National Investor Relations Institute's Board of Directors and in 2008 elected as Chairperson of the Board. She is past President of both the New York Chapter of NIRI and the Investor Relations Association.

In 1997, Ms. Thompson was inducted into the YWCA's Class of Outstanding Women Achievers. In 1999, Colgate-Palmolive received the Investor Relations Magazine Grand Prix award for Best Overall Investor Relations sponsored by National Investor Relations Institute. In 2000, 2001, 2002, and 2003, the Company was named Best North American Company Investor Relations in the U.K. Market. In March 2012, she received the Lifetime Achievement in Investor Relations Award from IR Magazine.

Ms. Thompson serves on the Graduate Advisory Board for the Babson College F.W. Olin Graduate School of Business and is a Trustee of Babson College. She is also a member of the Ipreo Advisory Board.

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