BRIEF-Colgate says worldwide organic sales growth would have been almost 1.5 points higher excluding venezuela

CHICAGO Thu Jan 31, 2013 12:06pm EST

CHICAGO Jan 31 (Reuters) - Colgate-Palmolive Co : * Says worldwide organic sales growth would have been almost 1.5 points higher

excluding venezuela * CEO says its own venezuela Q4 issue has corrected in January * CEO says will deal with any macro economic event in venezuela swiftly and

advise people accordingly * CEO sees material costs up about 1 percent in 2013, around same level as 2012 * CEO says still sees 6-7 percent organic sales growth for 2013

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