Abbott and AbbVie to Present at Financial Conferences

            Abbott and AbbVie to Present at Financial Conferences

  PR Newswire

  ABBOTT PARK, Illinois, Dec. 21, 2012

ABBOTT PARK, Illinois, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) and
AbbVie will present at financial conferences in January 2013.

Abbott will present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference on
Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Thomas C. Freyman, executive vice president, finance
and chief financial officer, will make a formal presentation on the company at
noon Central time.

AbbVie will present at the Goldman Sachs Healthcare CEOs Unscripted conference
on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Richard A. Gonzalez, chairman and chief executive
officer, will participate in a question and answer session at 9:15 a.m.
Central time.

AbbVie will also present at the 31st Annual J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
on Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013. Bill Chase, executive vice president and chief
financial officer, will make a formal presentation on the company at 5:30 p.m.
Central time.

A live audio webcast of the Abbott and AbbVie presentations will be accessible
on the presentation day through each company's respective Investor Relations
website: www.abbottinvestor.com and www.abbvieinvestor.com . An archived
edition of the presentations will also be available later that day on each
website.

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
approximately 91,000 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 .

Website: http://www.abbott.com
Contact: Media, Adelle Infante, +1-847-938-8745; Financial, Larry Peepo,
+1-847-935-6722