Under Abbott Website Look at "Investors Relations" historically "Hospira Spin-off " is a good example of what we will get, Notification when it happens now we are told by year end 12/31/2012
So an announcement before the spin off dividend 12/31/2012 , say some time after 9/30/1012.
But they need to get an IRS approval of the tax free spinoff, So I am sure if it's 12/31/2012 we need all the Tax Information well before 4/15/2013.
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May 3, 2004 Hospira Launches as New, Independent, Global Hospital Products Company (PDF)
April 12, 2004 Abbott Declares Special Dividend Distribution of Hospira Stock (PDF)