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Apr 21, 2020

IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) Receives 11th FDA Approval

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 21, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the use of IMBRUVICA® (ibrutinib) in combination with rituximab for the treatment of previously untreated patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) or small lymphocytic lymphoma (SLL). This milestone marks the 11th FDA approval for IMBRUVICA since it was first approved in 2013 and the sixth in CLL, the most common form of leukemia in adults.1  

Apr 20, 2020

AbbVie Announces Extension of Expiration Date for Exchange Offers for Allergan Notes

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 20, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) ("AbbVie") announced today the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (each, an "Exchange Offer" and, collectively, the "Exchange Offers") any and all outstanding notes of certain series issued by Allergan Finance, LLC ("Allergan Finance"), Allergan, Inc. ("Allergan Inc"), Allergan Sales, LLC ("Allergan Sales") and Allergan Funding SCS ("Allergan Funding" and, together with Allergan Finance, Allergan Inc and Allergan Sales, "Allergan") (the "Allergan Notes") for new notes to be issued by AbbVie (the "AbbVie Notes") and the related consent solicitations (each, a "Consent Solicitation" and, collectively, the "Consent Solicitations") being made by AbbVie on behalf of Allergan to adopt certain amendments to each of the indentures (each, an "Allergan Indenture") governing the Allergan Notes. AbbVie hereby extends such expiration date from 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 24, 2020 to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on May 1, 2020 (as the same may be further extended, the "Expiration Date").

Apr 08, 2020

AbbVie Invites Students with Cystic Fibrosis to Apply for the AbbVie CF Scholarship for the 2020-2021 Academic School Year

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie, a global research and development-based biopharmaceutical company, today announced that the AbbVie CF Scholarship program is now accepting applications for the 2020-2021 academic school year. Undergraduate and graduate students are invited to apply for the scholarship until May 24, 2020 by visiting www.AbbVieCFScholarship.com. Eligible students can apply online or by downloading an application on the official scholarship website.

Apr 06, 2020

AbbVie Announces Extension of Expiration Date for Exchange Offers for Allergan Notes

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie Inc. (NYSE: ABBV) ("AbbVie") announced today the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (each, an "Exchange Offer" and, collectively, the "Exchange Offers") any and all outstanding notes of certain series issued by Allergan Finance, LLC ("Allergan Finance"), Allergan, Inc. ("Allergan Inc"), Allergan Sales, LLC ("Allergan Sales") and Allergan Funding SCS ("Allergan Funding" and, together with Allergan Finance, Allergan Inc and Allergan Sales, "Allergan") (the "Allergan Notes") for new notes to be issued by AbbVie (the "AbbVie Notes") and the related consent solicitations (each, a "Consent Solicitation" and, collectively, the "Consent Solicitations") being made by AbbVie on behalf of Allergan to adopt certain amendments to each of the indentures (each, an "Allergan Indenture") governing the Allergan Notes. AbbVie hereby extends such expiration date from 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 10, 2020 to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 24, 2020 (as the same may be further extended, the "Expiration Date").

Apr 02, 2020

AbbVie to Host First-Quarter 2020 Earnings Conference Call

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., April 2, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, will announce its first-quarter 2020 financial results on Friday, May 1, 2020, before the market opens. AbbVie will host a live webcast of the earnings conference call at 8 a.m. Central time. It will be accessible through AbbVie's Investor Relations website investors.abbvie.com. An archived edition of the session will be available later that day.

Mar 31, 2020

AbbVie Donates $35 Million for COVID-19 Relief to Support Healthcare Systems, Patients and Communities

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 31, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE:ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced a donation of $35 million to support COVID-19 relief efforts. In the U.S., AbbVie's funds will be used to support healthcare capacity for hospitals as well as protect vulnerable populations by enabling access to food and essential supplies. In Europe, the donation will provide critical equipment and supplies to patients and front-line healthcare workers in the hardest-hit countries.

Mar 23, 2020

AbbVie Announces Positive Topline Results from Phase 3 Trial of VENCLEXTA® (venetoclax) in Combination with Azacitidine in Patients with Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML)

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, today announced the VIALE-A (M15-656) trial of VENCLEXTA® (venetoclax) in combination with azacitidine versus azacitidine in combination with placebo met its dual primary endpoints of statistically significant improvement of overall survival (OS) and composite complete remission rate (CR + CRi) for patients with previously-untreated acute myeloid leukemia (AML) who are ineligible for intensive chemotherapy. At the recommendation of an independent data monitoring committee (IDMC), and per the prespecified interim analysis plan, due to positive efficacy results at the first interim analysis for overall survival, the trial results will be reported early, and the data from the trial will be submitted to the U.S. FDA and global health authorities. Results will be presented at a future medical meeting or published in a peer-reviewed journal.

Mar 23, 2020

AbbVie Announces Extension of Expiration Date for Exchange Offers for Allergan Notes

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 23, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie Inc. (NYSE:ABBV) ("AbbVie") announced today the extension of the expiration date of the offers to exchange (each, an "Exchange Offer" and, collectively, the "Exchange Offers") any and all outstanding notes of certain series issued by Allergan Finance, LLC ("Allergan Finance"), Allergan, Inc. ("Allergan Inc"), Allergan Sales, LLC ("Allergan Sales") and Allergan Funding SCS ("Allergan Funding" and, together with Allergan Finance, Allergan Inc and Allergan Sales, "Allergan") (the "Allergan Notes") for new notes to be issued by AbbVie (the "AbbVie Notes") and the related consent solicitations (each, a "Consent Solicitation" and, collectively, the "Consent Solicitations") being made by AbbVie on behalf of Allergan to adopt certain amendments to each of the indentures (each, an "Allergan Indenture") governing the Allergan Notes. AbbVie hereby extends such expiration date from 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on March 27, 2020 to 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on April 10, 2020 (as the same may be further extended, the "Expiration Date").

Mar 17, 2020

AbbVie and Allergan Sign Consent Decree Agreement with Federal Trade Commission Staff on Pending Transaction

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill. and DUBLIN, March 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, and Allergan plc (NYSE: AGN), a leading global pharmaceutical company, today announced that they have entered into a consent decree agreement with staff of the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding AbbVie's pending acquisition of Allergan.

Mar 12, 2020

AbbVie Receives European Commission Approval of VENCLYXTO® Combination Regimen for Patients with Previously-Untreated Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia

NORTH CHICAGO, Ill., March 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- AbbVie (NYSE: ABBV), a research-based global biopharmaceutical company, announced today that the European Commission (EC) has approved VENCLYXTO® (venetoclax) in combination with obinutuzumab for the treatment of adult patients with chronic lymphocytic leukemia (CLL) who were previously untreated. The approval is valid in all 27 member states of the EU, as well as Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and the United Kingdom.