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Lilly to Sponsor Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Annual Legislative Conference
Date:9/24/2008

Lilly is first-ever company to be designated as ALC's premier sponsor; Working for Better Health exhibit will be showcased at the conference

INDIANAPOLIS, Sept. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced its sponsorship of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 38th Annual Legislative Convention (ALC), set for September 24 -- 27, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.

Lilly's sponsorship marks the first time a company has committed the funding required -- $500,000 -- to be designated as ALC's premier sponsor.

ALC is an important annual gathering of African Americans focusing on public policy and legislative issues impacting their community. The four-day conference features dozens of forums on economic development, criminal justice, public health and education, as well as general sessions, exhibits, health and job fairs, book signings and networking opportunities.

ALC typically draws more than 18,000 people, including many executives, state and local elected officials, celebrities, sports personalities, national and local media, and the 42 members of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Elsie L. Scott, Ph.D., president and chief executive officer of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation (CBCF), said the Foundation deeply appreciates and acknowledges the tremendous investment that Lilly has committed to the organization's mission.

"Our sincere gratitude is extended to Eli Lilly and Company for its sustained commitment to the work of the CBCF," Dr. Scott said. "We look forward to its continued support as we work to advance African Americans and people of African descent towards equity in economics, health and education."

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