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Reporting side effects

Report a suspected side effect (also known as an adverse event) related to a Novartis Pharmaceutical drug or a Novartis Vaccine.

Reporting side effects

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Share buy-back

At the annual general meeting of shareholders of Novartis in February 2008, the shareholders of Novartis granted the authorization to the Novartis Board to repurchase Novartis shares up to a maximum amount of CHF 10 billion via a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange.

Official notices in German and French

Novartis registered shares on the second line

ISIN CH0038459415 Ticker NOVNEE

Repurchases of Novartis shares are carried out on a second trading line on the SIX Swiss Exchange, with Novartis as the exclusive buyer.

A shareholder wishing to sell Novartis shares may do so either via the ordinary trading line or via the second line. Novartis shares sold via the second trading line are subject to the Swiss federal withholding tax rate of 35 percent on the difference between the repurchase price of the Novartis share and its nominal value of CHF 0.50. This withholding tax can be reclaimed by qualified investors.

Transaction reporting

Maximum daily repurchase volume

(calculated in accordance with Art. 55b(1)(c) of the Swiss Federal Ordinance on Stock Exchange and Securities Trading)

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