Company:  ABBOTT LABORATORIES (ABT)
Form Type:  8-K
Filing Date:  11/15/2012 
CIK:  0000001800 
Address:  100 ABBOTT PARK ROAD
D-322 AP6D
 
City, State, Zip:  ABBOTT PARK, Illinois 60064-3500 
Telephone:  (847) 937-6100 
Fiscal Year:  12/31 
Last Trade
Last Trade: 
$38.43  
Change: 
-0.17 (-0.44%)  
Trade Time: 
Apr 24  
Market Cap: 
$59.30B
Description of Business
Abbott Laboratories is an Illinois corporation, incorporated in 1900. Abbott's* principal business is the discovery, development, manufacture, and sale of a broad and diversified line of health care products. FINANCIAL INFORMATION RELATING TO INDUSTRY SEGMENTS, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, AND CLASSES OF SIMILAR PRODUCTS Incorporated herein by reference is Note 14 entitled "Segment and Geographic Area Information" of the Notes to Consolidated Financial Statements included under Item 8, "Financial Statements and Supplementary Data." NARRATIVE DESCRIPTION OF BUSINESS Abbott has four reportable segments: Established Pharmaceutical Products, Diagnostic Products, Nutritional Products, and Vascular Products. Prior to January 1, 2013, Abbott had five reportable segments, which included Proprietary Pharmaceutical Products.
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  FORM 8-K
    SECTION 2 FINANCIAL INFORMATION
      Item 2.03 Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an ...
    SECTION 9 FINANCIAL STATEMENTS AND EXHIBITS
      Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.
    SIGNATURE
    EXHIBIT INDEX
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