FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * PEDERSON MICHAEL J 2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol ABBOTT LABORATORIES [ ABT ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
100 ABBOTT PARK ROAD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
9/8/2021
(Street)
ABBOTT PARK, IL 60064
(City)       (State)       (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)
 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) _X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common shares without par value  9/8/2021    M    23008  A $50.72  85579  D 
 
Common shares without par value  9/8/2021    S    23008  D $129.0496 (1) 62571  D 
 
Common shares without par value                 75  I  By Spouse 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Option (right to buy) (2) $50.72  9/8/2021    M        23008   7/21/2020  7/20/2027  Common Shares  23008  $0  0  D 
 

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  The price reported in Column 4 is a weighted average price. These shares were sold in multiple transactions at prices ranging from $129.03 to $129.09, inclusive. The reporting person undertakes to provide to Abbott Laboratories, any security holder of Abbott Laboratories, or the staff of the Securities and Exchange Commission, upon request, full information regarding the number of shares sold at each separate price within the ranges set forth in this footnote.
(2)  Employee stock option granted pursuant to the Abbott Laboratories 2017 Incentive Stock Program, in a transaction exempt from Section 16 under Rule 16b-3.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
PEDERSON MICHAEL J
100 ABBOTT PARK ROAD
ABBOTT PARK, IL 60064


SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Signatures
/s/ Michael J. Pederson by Jessica H. Paik, Attorney-in-Fact 9/10/2021
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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