Since May 11, 2000, Novartis shares also have been available in the form of American Depositary Receipts (ADRs) traded on the New York Stock Exchange. Novartis ADRs are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol "NVS" at prices quoted in US dollars.

Novartis no longer provides a direct share purchase plan.

For information regarding purchase of Novartis ADRs through JPMorgan Chase's Global Invest Direct Plan, please call toll-free: 1-(800) 428-4237.