Karachi: This is to inform you that the meeting of the Board of Directors of the Company will be held on Wednesday, October 19th 2011, at 02.00 p.m. in the Board Room of Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited (ABOT) 8th Floor, Faysal House, Shahrah-e-Faisal, Karachi to consider the Quarterly Accounts for the period ended September 30th 2011.
The close out period has been advised to the directors/executives of the Company in order to comply with clause (xxvi) of the Code of Corporate Governance. (Copy attached)
Clause (xxvi) of the Code of Corporate Governance inter alia provides that
“each listed company shall determine a closed period pilot to the announcement of interim/final results and any business decision, which may materially affect the market price of its shares. No director, CEO or executive shall, directly or indirectly, deal in the shares of the listed company in any manner during the closed period.”
For the purpose of the above-mentioned clause all directors and executives of Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited arc hereby notified that the period from Wednesday October 12, 2011 up to Wednesday October 19, 2011, both days inclusive, has been determined by the Company as the “Closed Period” prior to the announcement of the Quarterly Result for the period ended September 30, 2011. During the Closed Period the directors, CEO or executives of Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited shall not deal in abates of the Company in any manner directly or indirectly.
For the purpose of the above stated clause the expression “executive” means an employee of a listed company other than the CEO and director whose basic salary exceeds five hundred thousand rupees in a financial year
Please note that not only dealing in shares of Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited by the above mentioned persons is prohibited during the said Closed Period but also the designated individuals are required to keep the Company Secretary informed in writing of any sale/purchase or taking of any position in the shares of the Company at any time during the year.
For more information, contact:
Chief Executive and
Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan) Limited
8th Floor Faysal House
P.O. Box 7229 Karachi 74400
Tel (92-21) 3279918-19
Fax: (92-21) 32800244