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  • newtoboard2002 newtoboard2002 Apr 7, 2002 1:24 PM Flag


    Lib, here is split history.

    Split Distribution Date Ratio Unadjusted
    Closing Price Adjusted Closing Price
    for all subsequent splits
    4/27/1964 3:1 $112.25 $0.29
    8/25/1975 2:1 $69.75 $0.54
    5/22/1978 2:1 $64 $1.00
    5/29/1981 2:1 $55.75 $1.74
    5/30/1986 2:1 $92.50 $5.78
    5/31/1990 2:1 $74.875 $9.36
    5/29/1992 2:1 $66.625 $16.66
    5/29/1998 2:1 $74.1875 $37.09


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      • No idea Plute. I do know that when you retire from ABT they give you a statement on shares you have in the 401K.

        Shares purchased outside is where I would be stuck.


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