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AMGEN ANNOUNCES $5 BILLION STOCK REPURCHASE PLAN

Dec. 8, 2005
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Amgen (NASDAQ:AMGN), the world's largest biotechnology company, today announced that its board of directors has authorized additional repurchases of up to $5 billion in Amgen common stock. The company currently has $2 billion remaining under its previous stock repurchase program. This new authorization reflects Amgen's confidence in its long-term prospects.

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