SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER
PURSUANT TO RULE 13a-16 or 15d-16 OF
THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Report on Form 6-K for date of October 15, 2002
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To the Editors
Novartis' 2002 third-quarter and nine-month results and R&D update
Basel, 14 October 2002
On 17 October the publication of our third-quarter and nine-month results will coincide with our annual "Pharmaceuticals R&D day" event in New York.
We will therefore publish our results at 12.30 CET through the normal channels.
There will be a live virtual press conference (in English) from New York starting at 14.00 CET and ending at 14.45. This will be webcast on www.novartis.com and can be heard via a telephone conference facility for journalists. Call numbers and final details will be published in our press release and on www.novartis.com. The presentation slides for the virtual press conference and an "R&D highlights" press release will be published on www.novartis.com approximately one hour beforehand so that you can download them in advance.
Daniel Vasella, Thomas Ebeling, Joerg Reinhardt and Raymund Breu will give short presentations on the results and our Pharmaceuticals pipeline. Following this, journalists will be able to ask them questions over the phone or by email.
The slides and webcast playback will also be available on www.novartis.com after the event.
|12.30 CET (06.30 EST):||Press release on 2002 3rd-quarter and 9-month results|
|13.00 CET (07.00 EST):||Press release on R&D day highlights;
presentation slides published on www.novartis.com
|14.00 - 14.45 CET:||Virtual press conference from New York|
|(08.00 - 08.45 EST)|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.
|Date: October 15, 2002||By:||/s/ MALCOLM B. CHEETHAM
|Name:||Malcolm B. Cheetham|
|Title:||Head Group Financial Reporting and Accounting|