Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY) says it will present its largest-ever United Way contribution during a ceremony Wednesday in Indianapolis. Part of the $12.7 million gift will support the United Way of Central Indiana. October 28, 2014

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE:LLY) will present a record-breaking gift of $12.7 million to the United Way. As the largest United Way contribution in the company's history, the donation represents the giving of Lilly and Elanco employees in the United States and Puerto Rico, retirees, and a matching gift from the Lilly Foundation. The funds will support the United Way of Central Indiana and other United Ways nationwide and in Puerto Rico.

WHO: Lilly Chairman, President, and CEO John C. Lechleiter, Ph.D., will present the check to local United Way officials. Lechleiter also will recognize volunteers for their service and generosity.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 29, 11:00 a.m.

WHERE: Baxter YMCA, 7900 S. Shelby St., Indianapolis, IN 46227; (317) 881-9347

About Eli Lilly and Company

Lilly is a global healthcare leader that unites caring with discovery to make life better for people around the world. We were founded more than a century ago by a man committed to creating high-quality medicines that meet real needs, and today we remain true to that mission in all our work. Across the globe, Lilly employees work to discover and bring life-changing medicines to those who need them, improve the understanding and management of disease, and give back to communities through philanthropy and volunteerism. To learn more about Lilly, please visit us at and

Source: Eli Lilly and Co.

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