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Abbott Ranked Among Top 10 Best Companies By Working Mother Magazine

ABBOTT PARK, Ill., Sept. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Abbott (NYSE: ABT) today was named among the Top 10 companies in Working Mother magazine's 100 Best Companies list.  This is the thirteenth consecutive year that Abbott has been included in the prestigious ranking, which recognizes companies for providing a family-friendly workplace.  Additional information is in the October/November issue of Working Mother magazine and online at www.workingmother.com.     

"Abbott is honored to be recognized by Working Mother magazine for our efforts in helping employees and their families thrive," said Stephen Fussell, executive vice president, Human Resources, Abbott.  "We are committed to offering progressive workplace programs, including child care, flextime, and paid family leave.  These offerings help strengthen the bond between employees and their families, which in turn, leads to a high-performing, family-friendly culture."

Abbott offers a comprehensive offering of health care, wellness, work/life and other family-friendly benefits, as well as flexible work options such as job sharing, compressed work-weeks, telecommuting and flextime to help employees find success at work and home.  Abbott also offers opportunities for employees to succeed, lead and grow in their careers through training, mentoring, tuition reimbursement, networking groups and development programs that provide support and advancement opportunities.

Abbott Widely Recognized as a Great Place to Work

In addition to being honored for workplace leadership by Working Mother, the National Association for Female Executives again named Abbott among the Top 50 Companies for Executive Women in 2013.  The company has also been named to DiversityInc magazine's list of the top companies for diversity for ten years.

About Working Mother's 100 Best Companies List

Abbott was selected for the 2013 Working Mother 100 Best Companies based on an extensive application with more than 600 questions on workforce, compensation, child care, flexibility programs, leave policies and more.  It also surveys the usage, availability and tracking of programs, as well as the accountability of managers who oversee them.  Eight areas were measured and scored: company profile, benefits, paid time off and leaves, workplace profile, women's issues and advancement, child care, flexible work, and unique best practices.

About Working Mother Media

Working Mother Media, a division of Bonnier Corporation ( bonnier.com), is the publisher of Working Mother magazine and its companion website, workingmother.com, and the Working Mother Research Institute. The National Association for Female Executives ( nafe.com), Diversity Best Practices ( diversitybestpractices.com) are also units within WMM.  Working Mother Media's mission is to serve as a champion of culture change.   Working Mother magazine reaches more than 2 million readers and is the only national magazine for career-committed mothers; Workingmother.com gives working mothers @home and @work advice, solutions, and ideas.  This year marks the 28th anniversary of the magazine's signature research initiative,  Working Mother  100 Best Companies, and the 11th year of the  Best Companies for Multicultural Women.  Follow us on Facebook or on Twitter

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 70,000 people.

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