This excerpt taken from the BAX 10-K filed Feb 19, 2009.
Certification of Chief Executive Officer Pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350,
as Adopted Pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002
Robert L. Parkinson, Jr., as Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Baxter International Inc. (the Company), certifies, pursuant to 18 U.S.C. Section 1350, as adopted pursuant to Section 906 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, that:
(1) the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2008 as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on the date hereof (the Report) fully complies with the requirements of Section 13(a) or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934; and
(2) the information contained in the Report fairly presents, in all material respects, the financial condition and results of operations of the Company.
/s/ Robert L. Parkinson, Jr.
Name: Robert L. Parkinson, Jr.
February 19, 2009