Abbott laboratories - by wholly owned subsidiary investment history in Advanced medical optics inc

Filed on 2009-02-25 by Abbott Laboratories SEC CIK 1800 Form 4

Accession 0001104659-09-012102.txt Sec File: edgar/data/1800/0001104659-09-012102-index.htm

2009-02-25 Abbott Laboratories (CIK 1800) through By Wholly Owned Subsidiary

Invested in Advanced Medical Optics Inc bought 56395914 shares at $22.00 remaining shares owned 58846214

Common Stock Advanced Medical Optics Inc Eye Transaction code: P Open market or private purchase of securities

f1 this form is a joint filing by abbott laboratories ("abbott") and rainforest acquisition inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of abbott (the "purchaser"). this form 4 relates to shares of common stock, par value $0.01 per share (the "amo common stock"), and the associated preferred stock purchase rights issued in connection with the rights agreement, dated june 24, 2002, by and between advanced medical optics, inc., a delaware corporation ("amo"), and mellon investor services, llc (together with the amo common stock, the "amo shares"), of amo.
f2 the amo shares that are the subject of this report were acquired by the purchaser upon the expiration of the purchaser's offer to purchase all of the outstanding amo shares as disclosed in the tender offer statement on schedule to, as amended or supplemented, initially filed with the securities and exchange commission on january 27, 2009 by abbott and the purchaser.
f3 includes 6,657,258 amo shares tendered through guaranteed delivery procedures.