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Novartis Essay

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We want to discover, develop and successfully market innovative products to prevent and cure diseases, to ease suffering and to enhance the quality of life. We also want to provide a shareholder return that reflects outstanding performance and to adequately reward those who invest ideas and work in our company.


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We offer a portfolio focused on broad areas of healthcare to best meet these needs: innovative prescription medicines, cost-saving generic pharmaceuticals, preventive vaccines and diagnostic tools, and consumer health products.

2010 2009 200

Net sales Operating income Return on net sales (%) Net income Basic earnings per share 1 (USD) Core 2 Operating income Return on core net sales (%) Net income Basic earnings per share 1 (USD) Research & Development As a % of net sales Number of associates (FTE) 3 Return on average equity (%) Free cash flow

50 624 11 526 22.8 9 969 4.28 14 006 27.7 12 029 5.15 8 080 16.0 119 418 15.7 7 860

44 267 9 982 22.5 8 454 3.70
125 150 175

11 437 25.8 10 267 4.50 7 287 16.5 99 834 15.7 5 505
100 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

Net sales Operating income Net income Core operating income Core net income

2010 2009

2010 NET SALES BY REGION (% and in USD millions) 54.95 58.95 2.20 55 56.50 54.43 2.10 53 United States Europe Asia/Africa/Australasia Canada and Latin America Alcon, Inc. 7 Total 31 37 18 9 5 15 863 18 558 9 416 4 361 2 426 50 624

Share price at year-end (CHF) ADS price at year-end (USD) Dividend 5 (CHF) Pay-out ratio 6

2010 average number of shares outstanding: 2 285.7 million (2009: 2 267.9 million) Core results for operating income, net income, earnings per share (EPS) and R&D eliminate the impact of acquisition-related factors and other significant exceptional items. These adjustments are explained in detail starting on page 143. 3 Full-time equivalent positions at year-end, including 16 700 Alcon associates in 2010
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To ease comparability, all figures in this chart for the years 2005 to 2007 exclude the Consumer Health Divison Nutrition operations divested in 2007 Dividend payment for 2010: proposal to 2011 Annual General Meeting 6 Pay-out ratio is calculated based on net income attributable to shareholders of Novartis AG 7 Regional data for Alcon, Inc. is not available
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NEWS IN 2010
PERFORMANCE Recently launched products drive strong top-line growth across broad healthcare portfolio. Net sales rise 14% (+14% in constant currencies) to USD 50.6 billion driven by strong growth in all businesses, including USD 2.4 billion from consolidation of Alcon. Operating income advances 15% to USD 11.5 billion on business expansion and productivity improvements. Core operating income rises 22% to USD 14.0 billion. Net income up 18% and core net income up 17% to USD 10.0 billion and USD 12.0 billion, respectively. PRODUCTS Products launched since 2007 account for 21% of net sales, as more than 13 major pharmaceutical regulatory approvals in 2010 in the US, Europe and Japan continue to rejuvenate the portfolio. Approvals...

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