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Eli Lilly and Company is an American pharmaceutical firm with a global presence. It has its headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, and facilities in Puerto Rico plus 17 offices in other countries. The company distributes its products to more than 125 countries. The company was founded in 1876 by Colonel Eli Lilly, a pharmaceutical chemist and a war veteran.

Eli Lilly is a Fortune 500 corporation that ranks as the 148th-largest company in the United States and was worth $20 billion in 2008. Among global and giant pharmaceutical companies, Eli Lilly has been ranked as having the 10th-highest amount of sales. The company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange and included in the S&P 500 stock index.

History

Eli Lilly was founded in 1870 in a small ...

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