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03/16/2022

Zoetis Provides Update on its Support of Citizens of Ukraine and Plans for Operations in Russia

As Zoetis CEO Kristin Peck has stated, our global Zoetis community is shocked and saddened by the evolving situation in Ukraine and condemns the invasion and violence there.

Our first concern remains the safety of our colleagues and their families in Ukraine, and we continue to closely monitor the situation and do all that we can to support our colleagues as their needs evolve. Our local teams have been assisting colleagues and refugees with re-location, transportation and other needs on the ground there.

In terms of humanitarian efforts, our Zoetis colleagues in neighboring countries have been volunteering at the borders to provide veterinary services and donating Zoetis products. We are donating Zoetis vaccines and medicines to veterinarians helping refugees and their pets at the borders, as well as to livestock producers in Ukraine, which will be critical for the health and welfare of those animals and supporting local food production.

In addition, the Zoetis Foundation has made an initial donation of $150,000 to the Red Cross and is matching colleague donations made to the organization globally (up to $150,000). 

As the situation evolves, we will keep conducting business to the extent that we can in Ukraine – staying true to our purpose of nurturing the world and humankind by advancing care for animals. 

Operations in Russia

With every decision – even the most difficult and complex ones – we are guided by our purpose to nurture the world and humankind by advancing care for animals. In times of crisis, supporting the continued care of pets and livestock remains an essential responsibility for Zoetis and our colleagues. 

With that in mind, Zoetis continues to support our veterinary and livestock customers in Russia to address people’s fundamental needs for a safe food supply and animal care. Zoetis’ operations in Russia will be focused on maintaining a supply of medicines and vaccines in compliance with any sanctions that are put in place. 

Zoetis does not directly supply products to the Russian government. We do not directly source input materials or components from Russia, and we do not have any manufacturing plants or source products from contract manufacturing organizations in Russia.

Zoetis has also suspended all investments and promotional activities in Russia. 

Next Steps

We continue evaluating the situation in the region to inform our planning. Zoetis and our colleagues stand together as a company – even more so in times of crisis – and will continue taking action to help those affected by this unbelievable tragedy.

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