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Eli Lilly and Company

Eli Lilly and Company
Company nameEli Lilly and Company
Company typePublic
Founder(s)Eli Lilly
HeadquartersIndianapolis, Indiana, U.S.
Key peopleJohn C. Lechleiter
(Chairman, President and CEO)
Revenue(+) US$ 23.076 billion (2010) 
Operating income(+) US$ 6.525 billion (2010)
Net income(+) US$ 5.070 billion (2010)
Total assets(+) US$ 31.001 billion (2010)
Total equity(+) US$ 12.431 billion (2010)
Employees38,350 (December 2010)

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Eli Lilly and Company (Nyse - LLY) is a global pharmaceutical company. Eli Lilly's global headquarters is located in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the United States. The company was founded in 1876 by a pharmaceutical chemist, Eli Lilly, after whom the company was ultimately named.

Among other specialties, Lilly was the first company to mass-produce penicillin, as well as one of the first pharmaceutical companies to produce human insulin using recombinant DNA, and today is the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of psychiatric medications.

In 2009, the company paid a $515 million criminal fine, at the time the largest in history, to settle accusations about Zyprexa, that were raised by the U.S. Justice Department.

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