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On October 11, 2019, the Board of Directors of Abbott Laboratories (“Abbott”) authorized the repurchase of up to $3 billion of Abbott common shares. The new authorization is in addition to the $795 million unused portion of the previous share repurchase program that was authorized in September 2014. The repurchases may be made from time to time as market conditions warrant and subject to regulatory considerations.
Some statements in this Current Report on Form 8-K 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 under Item 1A. “Risk Factors” in Abbott’s most recent Annual Report on Form 10-K and its subsequent Quarterly Reports on Form 10-Q, and are incorporated by reference. Abbott undertakes no obligation to release publicly any revisions to forward-looking statements as a result of subsequent events or developments, except as required by law.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Date: October 15, 2019||By:||/s/ Brian B. Yoor|
|Brian B. Yoor|
|Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer|