ABBOTT PARK, Ill.,
Jan. 21, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) has once again been named to the S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats and S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats Indices.
The S&P 500 Dividend Aristocrats comprises companies in the S&P 500 that have increased dividends every year for the past 25 consecutive years. The S&P High Yield Dividend Aristocrats includes companies within the S&P Composite 1500 with 20 straight years of dividend increases. Abbott has increased its dividend payout for 40 consecutive years.
Abbott's former research-based pharmaceutical business, which became the independent biopharmaceutical company AbbVie on
Jan. 1, 2013
, was also named to both lists based on the history of the combined companies' dividend record.
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 70,000 people.
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