Lilly Declares Fourth-Quarter 2011 Dividend

INDIANAPOLIS, Oct. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today declared a dividend for the fourth quarter of 2011 of $0.49 a share on outstanding common stock. This is the same dividend as was paid in the first three quarters of 2011 and brings the total annual dividend for 2011 to $1.96 per share.

The dividend is payable December 9, 2011 to shareholders of record at the close of business on November 15, 2011.

About Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers – through medicines and information – for some of the world's most urgent medical needs.  Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com.  F-LLY

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