This excerpt taken from the NVS 6-K filed Jun 2, 2006.
Corporate name, Registered Office, Purpose and Duration
1 Under the Corporate name
there exists a company limited by shares with its registered office in Basle.
1 Purpose of the Company is to hold interests in enterprises in the area of health care or nutrition. The company may also hold interests in enterprises in the areas of biology, chemistry, physics, information technology or related areas.
2 The Company may acquire, mortgage, liquidate or sell real estate and intellectual property rights in Switzerland or abroad.
1 The duration of the Company is unlimited.