Thursday, April 26, is the Johnson & Johnson Annual Meeting of Shareholders – an event we traditionally hold on the last Thursday in April, even though our first Annual Meeting was actually held on a Saturday in January. Besides continuing our last Thursday in April tradition, the 2012 Annual Meeting also continues another very rare tradition at Johnson & Johnson: a leadership transition.
At this year’s meeting, our Chairman and Chief Executive Officer William Weldon is passing the role of Chief Executive Officer to Alex Gorsky. (Mr. Weldon remains our Chairman of the Board.) This