Basel, November 22, 2013 - Novartis today announced the launch of a USD 5 billion share buyback, reflecting the company's confidence in its long-term growth prospects, as well as its commitment to deliver strong shareholder returns.
Basel, Switzerland, November 15, 2013 - The World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) awarded Novartis the Ethics in Business Award in the Outstanding Corporation category.
Basel, November 14, 2013 - In recognition of Novartis' significant on-going contributions to malaria control and elimination, the company has been honored with the Global Corporate Citizenship Award at the Malaria No More International Honors annual benefit.
Basel, Switzerland, November 14, 2013 - Novartis announced today interim results from a Phase 1 clinical trial with its proprietary cell culture vaccine for the H7N9 avian influenza virus involving 400 healthy volunteers (18-64 years of age).
Basel, November 11, 2013 - Novartis announced a definitive agreement to divest its blood transfusion diagnostics unit to Grifols for USD 1.675 billion. This transaction, requiring customary regulatory approvals, is expected to be completed in the first half of 2014.