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Abbott Releases 2007 Global Citizenship Report Highlighting Strong Commitment to Access to Health Care
Date:6/2/2008

Company's Report Entitled, 'Ingenuity at Work,' Discusses Abbott's Contributions to Access, Innovation, Science Education and the Environment

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., June 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today released its 2007 Global Citizenship Report, "Ingenuity at Work," which is available online at http://www.abbott.com/citizenship. The report highlights Abbott's commitment to access to care, innovation, science education and the environment.

Named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World and North American Indices in 2007 for the third consecutive year, Abbott remains a leader in economic, social and environmental performance -- with the company and the Abbott Fund contributing more than $385 million in grants and products to help improve the lives of millions of people around the world.

"To us, citizenship challenges are core business challenges -- they're part of how we effectively develop, manufacture and market a product," said Miles D. White, chairman and chief executive officer, Abbott. "We view citizenship as a matter of competitiveness and business discipline. We find it invigorating that society is demanding more of business enterprises today, and we're energized to meet and extend these new standards."
Following are some of Abbott's major accomplishments in 2007:

Access to Care

-- Provided support and resources to clinics and laboratories in Africa to

help people in need access medical care and supplies. Abbott plans to

help modernize 23 additional laboratories in Africa in 2010.

-- Offered more than $183 million worth of free Abbott medicines,

nutritionals and medical devices
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