Post-it maker 3M's quarterly profit rises 3.8 percent

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FILE PHOTO: The 3M logo is pictured on products at an Orchard Supply Hardware store in Pasadena, California U.S., January 24, 2017. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni/File Photo (Copyright Reuters 2017)

3M Co , which makes Scotch tape and Post-it notes, reported a 3.8 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped by strong growth in Asia and Latin America.

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Net income attributable to the company rose to $1.32 billion, or $2.16 per share, in the first quarter ended March 31 from $1.28 billion, or $2.05 per share, a year earlier.

Net sales rose 3.7 percent to $7.69 billion.

(Reporting by Arunima Banerjee and Shashwat Awasthi in Bengaluru; Editing by Anil D'Silva)