Abbott Wins Two Scrip Awards Recognizing Excellence in Pharmaceutical and Biotech Industries

By Abbott, PRNE
Thursday, November 4, 2010

ABBOTT PARK, Illinois, November 5, 2010 - Scrip, a leading global pharmaceutical and biotech news organization,
honored Abbott (NYSE: ABT) with two 2010 Scrip Awards for its business
excellence and strong management.

"We are honored to receive these two prestigious awards on behalf of our
90,000 employees worldwide," said Miles D. White, chairman and chief
executive officer, Abbott.

Abbott received awards for Pharma Company of the Year and Management Team
of the Year at Scrip's sixth annual awards ceremony in London on Thursday
evening. The Scrip Awards recognize excellence and achievement in the
pharmaceutical and biotech industries. In 2009, Scrip recognized Mr. White as
Executive of the Year.

Scrip recognized Abbott as the Pharma Company of the Year and Management
Team of the Year for the company's continued strong financial performance,
emerging markets strategy, new product launches and diverse pipeline.

2010 Recognition

Abbott secured numerous significant awards and honors from other
prominent organizations, which recognized its business, scientific,
citizenship and workplace leadership in 2010:

Business Leadership: Abbott was named the Most Admired Company in its
industry sector in 2010 by FORTUNE magazine. The company also ranked among
the top 25 World's Most Respected Companies by Barron's magazine.

Scientific Innovation: Abbott was named a winner of the 2010 Chicago
Innovation Award for its ARCHITECT HIV Ag/Ab Combo assay.

Social Responsibility: Abbott has been included on the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index for six years, recognizing Abbott's continued
global leadership in responsible economic, environmental and social
performance. The company was named one of the top three "2010 Best in Class"
companies in its industry sector by Storebrand Investments, a leading
European socially responsible investment (SRI) firm. Abbott also ranked sixth
overall in the global 100 Best Corporate Citizens list 2010 compiled by
Corporate Responsibility magazine.

Workplace Leadership: Abbott has been recognized as a top employer in
more than 20 countries around the world. The company has been honored as a
top employer for scientists by Science and The Scientist magazines, and has
been named one of Working Mother magazine's "100 Best Companies" for 10
consecutive years.

About Abbott

Abbott is a global, broad-based health care company devoted to the
discovery, development, manufacture and marketing of pharmaceuticals and
medical products, including nutritionals, devices and diagnostics. The
company employs nearly 90,000 people and markets its products in more than
130 countries.

Abbott's news releases and other information are available on the
company's website at

Scott Davies of Abbott, +1-847-938-8898

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