Eli Lilly and Company Sets Date And Conference Call For Fourth Quarter And Full Year 2005 Financial Results Announcement

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Eli Lilly and Company will announce its financial results for the fourth quarter and full year of 2005 on Thursday, January 26, 2006. Lilly will also conduct a conference call on that day with the investment community and media to further detail the company’s financial performance.

The conference call will be held from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. EST. Investors and the general public can access a live webcast of the conference call through a link that will be posted on Lilly’s website at www.lilly.com. The webcast of the conference call will be available for replay through February 24, 2006.

Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of first-in-class and best-in-class pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations. Headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., Lilly provides answers -- through medicines and information -- for some of the world’s most urgent medical needs. Additional information about Lilly is available at www.lilly.com. F-LLY

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CONTACT: Terra Fox of Eli Lilly and Company, +1-317-276-5795