FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION Washington, D.C. 20549 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b). STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES OMB APPROVAL OMB Number: 3235-0287 Estimated average burden hours per response... 0.5 Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940 1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol Vale Michael G. 3M CO [ MMM ] (Last) (First) _____ Director 3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY) (Middle) (Street) _____ Other (specify below) Executive Vice President 4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY) 6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) ST. PAUL, MN 55144-1000 (City) _____ 10% Owner __ X __ Officer (give title below) 2/10/2016 3M CENTER 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable) (State) _ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person ___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person (Zip) Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned 1.Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code (Instr. 8) Code 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) V Amount (A) or (D) Price 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) Common Stock 2/10/2016 S 572 D $154.8089 16559 D Common Stock 2/10/2016 M 2156 A $84.78 18715 D Common Stock 2/10/2016 S 956 D $154.745 17759 D Common Stock 2/10/2016 S 100 D $154.78 17659 D Common Stock 2/10/2016 S 200 D $154.81 17459 D Common Stock 2/10/2016 S 200 D $154.83 17259 D Common Stock 2/10/2016 S 100 D $154.8325 17159 D Common Stock 2/10/2016 S 200 D $154.86 16959 D Common Stock 2/10/2016 S 200 D $154.875 16759 D Common Stock 2/10/2016 S 200 D $154.905 16559 D 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4) Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities) 1. Title of Derivate 2. Security Conversion (Instr. 3) or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed 4. Trans. Code 5. Number of 6. Date Exercisable and Execution (Instr. 8) Derivative Securities Expiration Date Date, if any Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) Code Non-qualified Stock Option (Right to Buy) $84.78 2/10/2016 V (A) M (D) 2156 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) Date Expiration Title Exercisable Date 5/8/2008 5/8/2017 Common Stock Explanation of Responses: Reporting Owners Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships Director 10% Owner Officer Vale Michael G. 3M CENTER ST. PAUL, MN 55144-1000 Other Executive Vice President Signatures /s/ Sheila B. Claugherty, attorney-in-fact for Michael G. Vale 2/11/2016 ** Signature of Reporting Person Date Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly. * If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 4(b)(v). 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) $0 0 D Amount or Number of Shares 2156 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4) ** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a). Note: File three copies of this Form, one of which must be manually signed. If space is insufficient, see Instruction 6 for procedure. Persons who respond to the collection of information contained in this form are not required to respond unless the form displays a currently valid OMB control number.