Abbott Declares 362nd Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

             Abbott Declares 362nd Consecutive Quarterly Dividend

  PR Newswire

  ABBOTT PARK, Illinois, June 13, 2014

ABBOTT PARK, Illinois, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of
Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today declared a quarterly common dividend of 22 cents per
share.

This marks the 362 ^nd consecutive quarterly dividend to be paid by Abbott
since 1924. The cash dividend is payable Aug. 15, 2014, to shareholders of
record at the close of business on July 15, 2014.

Abbott has increased its dividend payout for 42 consecutive years and is a
member of the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats Index , which tracks companies that
have annually increased their dividend for 25 consecutive years.

About Abbott Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life
through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of
healthcare. With a portfolio of leading, science-based offerings in
diagnostics, medical devices, nutritionals and branded generic
pharmaceuticals, Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs
approximately 69,000 people.

Visit Abbott at www.abbott.com and connect with us on Twitter at @AbbottNews.

Website: http://www.abbott.com
Contact: Media, Angela Duff, +1-847-938-6894, or Financial, Brian Yoor,
+1-847-937-6343
 
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