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Item 8.01. Other Events
Abbott Ireland Financing DAC (the “Issuer”), a designated activity company incorporated under Irish law and an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of Abbott Laboratories (“Abbott”), intends to offer senior unsecured notes (the “Notes”) in an offering exempt from registration under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the “Securities Act”), pursuant to Regulation S, subject to market and other conditions. Abbott will unconditionally and irrevocably guarantee the Notes on an unsecured, unsubordinated basis. The Issuer expects to provide the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes to one or more members of the Abbott group for the purpose of financing (i) the redemption and/or repayment of a portion of Abbott’s outstanding 2.900% Notes due 2021 and (ii) the payment of any premium and accrued interest in respect thereof and other fees, expenses and costs associated therewith.
The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act, and may not be offered or sold in the United States or to, or for the account or benefit of, U.S. persons, absent registration or exemption from registration under the U.S. Securities Act. Neither this document nor the information contained herein constitutes or forms part of an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any Notes in the United States.
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. Words such as “expects,” “anticipates,” “intends,” “plans,” “believes,” “seeks,” “estimates,” “forecasts,” variations of these words, and similar expressions are intended to identify these forward-looking statements. 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. 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: November 12, 2019||By:||/s/ Brian B. Yoor|
|Brian B. Yoor|
|Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer|