Lilly Statement on Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

              Lilly Statement on Hurricane Sandy Relief Efforts

PR Newswire

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- In the aftermath of Hurricane
Sandy, the Lilly Foundation is donating $200,000 to the American Red Cross in
support of relief efforts in affected areas of the United States.
Additionally, the foundation is contributing a $1 match for every dollar
donated by Lilly employees to the American Red Cross or Salvation Army.

Following is a statement from Robert L. Smith, president, Lilly Foundation:

"Hurricane Sandy had a devastating effect on millions of people along the east
coast of the United States – many of whom are now dealing with loss of home or
loss of infrastructure. The road back will be a long one. With the help of our
employees, it's our privilege at Lilly to support relief organizations such as
the American Red Cross, which will deliver crucial assistance to those in need
in the days, weeks and months ahead."

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portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its
own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific
organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers –
through medicines and information ─ for some of the world's most urgent
medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at
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