Initial Statement of Beneficial Ownership

Washington, D.C. 20549


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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 *

Melucci Jeffrey P.

2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (MM/DD/YYYY)

3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol


(Last)        (First)        (Middle)

P.O. BOX 619100

4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                            _____ 10% Owner
___ X ___ Officer (give title below)          _____ Other (specify below)
SVP - General Counsel /


DALLAS, TX 75261-9100       

(City)              (State)              (Zip)
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)


6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_ X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned
(Instr. 4)
3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned ( e.g. , puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 4)
2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I)
(Instr. 5)
6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership
(Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Share Units 11/11/2015 (w/dividends reinvested)     (1)   (1) Common Stock   2203.2878   $0.0000   D    
Stock Option (Right to Buy)   (2)   (3) 4/29/2025   Common Stock   7903.0000   $110.7200   D    
Stock Option (Right to Buy)   (2)   (3) 5/3/2026   Common Stock   9910.0000   $126.1300   D    
Stock Option (Right to Buy)   (2)   (3) 4/25/2027   Common Stock   13176.0000   $132.8200   D    

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The restricted share units will vest on December 31, 2018
(2)  Employee stock option granted under the Kimberly-Clark Corporation 2011 Equity Participation Plan.
(3)  In general, no option may be exercised until one year after it has been granted; after the end of one year, it may be exercised as to 30 percent or less of the total shares subject to options, after the end of the second year, an additional 30 percent, and after the end of the third year, all options may be exercised.


Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Melucci Jeffrey P.
P.O. BOX 619100
DALLAS, TX 75261-9100

SVP - General Counsel

Jeffrey S. McFall as attorney-in-fact for Jeffrey P. Melucci 9/1/2017
** 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 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
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KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS, that the undersigned does hereby constitute and appoint Jeffrey S. McFall and Grant B. McGee, and each of them, with full power to act alone, his true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full power of substitution and resubstitution, for his and in his name, place and stead, in any and all capacities, to execute and acknowledge Form 144 under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and Rule 144 thereunder, and Forms 3, 4 and 5 pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the "Exchange Act"), and the rules and regulations thereunder, any amendments to such forms, and any and all other documents (and amendments thereto), including, without limitation, Form ID, necessary or desirable to facilitate the filing by the undersigned of Form 144 and forms under Section 16(a) of the Exchange Act, with respect to securities of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (the "Company"), and to deliver and file the same with all exhibits thereto, and all other documents in connection therewith, to and with the Securities and Exchange Commission, the national securities exchanges and the Company, granting unto said attorneys-in-fact and agents, and each of them, full power and authority to do and perform each and every act and thing requisite and necessary to be done, as fully to all intents and purposes as the undersigned might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming all that said attorneys-in-fact and agents or any one of them, or his substitute or their substitutes, lawfully do or cause to be done by virtue hereof. The undersigned agrees that each of the attorneys-in-fact herein may rely entirely on information furnished orally or in writing by the undersigned to such attorney-in-fact.
The validity of this Power of Attorney shall not be affected in any manner by reason of the execution, at any time, of other powers of attorney by the undersigned in favor of persons other than those named herein.
This Power of Attorney shall continue in full force and effect until the undersigned is no longer required to file Form 3, Form 4, Form 5 or Form 144 with regard to the undersigned's ownership of or transactions in securities of the Company, unless earlier revoked in writing. The undersigned acknowledges that the foregoing attorneys-in-fact are not assuming any of the undersigned's responsibilities to comply with Rule 144 under the Securities Act or Section 16 of the Exchange Act.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand effective this 19th day of July, 2017.

___/s/ Jeffrey P. Melucci___________
                                                              Jeffrey P. Melucci

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