ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Dec. 18 Abbott will announceits financial results for the fourth-quarter and full year ended Dec. 31,2008, on Wednesday, Jan. 21, 2009, before the market opens.
The announcement will be followed by a live webcast of the earningsconference call at 8 a.m. Central time (9 a.m. Eastern), and will beaccessible through Abbott's Investor Relations Web site athttp://www.abbottinvestor.com. An archived edition of the call will beavailable after 11 a.m. Central time.
Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to thediscovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals andmedical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. Thecompany employs more than 68,000 people and markets its products in more than130 countries.
Abbott's news releases and other information are available on thecompany's Web site at http://www.abbott.com.