Alcon, Inc. (NYSE: ACL) announced today that it will hold its Annual General Meeting of shareholders on April 7, 2011. The company will hold the meeting at 3:30 p.m. Central European Time at:
Institut Fuer Finanzdienstleistungen Zug
Grafenauweg 10, CH-6304
Zug, Switzerland

In addition to other matters, the company’s shareholders will vote on the proposal to merge the company into Novartis AG.

About Alcon

Alcon, Inc. is the world's leading eye care company, with sales of approximately $7.2 billion in 2010. Alcon, which has been dedicated to the ophthalmic industry for over 65 years, researches, develops, manufactures and markets pharmaceuticals, surgical equipment and devices, contacts lens solutions and other vision care products that treat diseases, disorders and other conditions of the eye. Alcon operates in 75 countries and sells products in 180 markets. For more information on Alcon, Inc., visit the Company's web site at www.alcon.com.

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