The Annual Meeting of Stockholders will be held at 2 p.m., ET, on Tuesday, April 28, 2009, at the Edward Nash Theatre at Raritan Valley Community College, Route 28 and Lamington Road, North Branch, NJ.
STOCK TRADING INFORMATION
Merck stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: MRK) and the Paris Stock Exchange.
Merck Shareowner Services
Call 800‑522‑9114, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., ET, with questions on stock-related matters, including verification of your holdings, to change your address, to report lost or missing dividends, if you want to transfer your stock, change ownership or if you have lost your stock certificates. You can also write to:
Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.
161 N. Concord Exchange
South St. Paul, MN 55075‑1139
You can purchase shares directly from the company through the Merck Stock Investment Plan. Shares also may be purchased by automatic investment each month. Merck's Dividend Reinvestment Plan allows dividends (all or part) to be automatically reinvested to purchase additional Merck shares. For more information, call 800‑522‑9114 or write to the address above.
Information about corporate responsibility at Merck is available at merck.com/ corporate‑responsibility.
THE MERCK MANUALS
Merck publishes unbiased health information as a not‑for‑profit service through The Merck Manuals, a collection of books designed to meet the needs of healthcare professionals, caregivers and patients. For more information on The Merck Manuals, and to access many of them free online as part of Merck's commitment to health, visit merck.com.
PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
Merck offers several programs to give individuals greater access to the medicines and vaccines they need. For more information, visit MerckHelps.com.