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Abbott to Acquire Nutrition Businesses, Expanding Presence in India
Date:7/28/2009

n the coming years.

Financial Terms

Under terms of the agreement, Abbott will acquire the nutrition businesses of Wockhardt Limited, Carol Info Services Limited, and certain Wockhardt subsidiaries and group companies for consideration totaling approximately US$130 million in cash. There will be no impact to Abbott's previously issued earnings-per-share guidance for the full-year 2009.

These transactions are subject to customary closing conditions and various approvals. Abbott expects the transactions to close in the second half of 2009. The transactions are not being conducted by Abbott's publicly traded subsidiary, Abbott India, Ltd.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The company employs more than 72,000 people and markets its products in more than 130 countries.

Abbott's news releases and other information are available on the company's Web site at www.abbott.com.

Abbott Forward Looking Statement

Some statements in this news release may be forward-looking statements for purposes of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Abbott cautions that these forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties that may cause actual results to differ materially from those indicated in the forward-looking statements. Economic, competitive, governmental, technological and other factors that may affect Abbott's operations are discussed in Item 1A, "Risk Factors," to our Annual Report on Securities and Exchange Commission Form 10-K for the year ended Dec. 31, 2008, and are incorporated by reference. Abbott undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to
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