ABBOTT PARK, Ill.,
Feb. 15, 2013
/PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today declared a quarterly common dividend of
This marks the 357
consecutive quarterly dividend to be paid by Abbott since 1924. The cash dividend is payable
May 15, 2013
, to shareholders of record at the close of business on
April 15, 2013
Abbott has increased its dividend payout for 40 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.
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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