ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 6 The board of directorsof Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today declared a quarterly common dividend of 36 centsper share.
This marks the 338th consecutive quarterly dividend to be paid by Abbottsince 1924. The cash dividend is payable Aug. 15, 2008, to shareholders ofrecord at the close of business on July 15, 2008.
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.
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