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Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

Abbott Laboratories (ABT)

3/24/2006 Proxy Information

In 2005, Abbott entered time-sharing lease agreements with those of its officers who were required by Abbott policy to use corporate aircraft for all air travel when practicable. Under these agreements for non-business related flights, Abbott leases the aircraft and provides a qualified flight crew to the officer pursuant to federal aviation regulations, and the officer reimburses Abbott for its cost of the flight, up to the higher of the cost of first-class airfare or the amount calculated for personal use of aircraft under Department of Treasury regulations. The following amounts were reimbursed by the officers to Abbott under their agreements for flights in 2005: M. D. White, $61,892; J. M. Leiden, $73,061; and R. A. Gonzalez, $68,257.

3/10/2004 and 3/18/2005 Proxy Information

No related party transactions or special relationships reported for this company. Director relationships marked "Outside Related" at this firm will most often be former executives of the company. Additional information regarding these relationships will be added during our regular updates.