Merck & Co., Inc.

2008 Annual Report

2008 Chairman's Letter 2008 Form 10-K
Chairman's Letter Financials Board of Directors Corporate Information


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.

Merck stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (ticker symbol: MRK) and the Paris Stock Exchange.

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:

Merck Shareowner Services
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.

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400 Campus Drive
Florham Park, NJ 07932
  • News on Call
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  • Media Relations
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  • Corporate Documents
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    Global Communications, WS1A‑40
    Merck & Co., Inc.
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    for copies of:
    • 2008 Annual Report on Form 10‑K.
    • Report on Diversity at Merck.
    • Policies of the Board (Merck governance principles).
    • Merck Board Committee Charters.
    • Merck's Code of Conduct – Our Values and Standards.

Information about corporate responsibility at Merck is available at corporate‑responsibility.

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