Alcon, Inc. Increases Share Repurchase Program

HUNENBERG, Switzerland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 8, 2006--Alcon, Inc. (NYSE:ACL) announced today that its Board of Directors has approved the repurchase of up to an additional 5.0 million shares of the company's outstanding common stock. Including this and prior authorizations, the company now has authority to repurchase up to approximately 5.1 million shares. The share repurchase program is designed to reduce dilution caused by exercises of employee stock options.

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