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Pfizer elects George A. Lorch non-executive chairman

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New York, USA - December 14, 2010, New York, USA - Pfizer Inc. announced that it has elected George A. Lorch, an independent director, as non-executive chairman of the board, effective immediately.

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Mr. Lorch has been Chairman Emeritus of Armstrong Holdings, Inc., a global manufacturer of flooring and ceiling materials, since 2000, having served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer and in other executive capacities with Armstrong Holdings, Inc. and its predecessor, Armstrong World Industries, Inc., from 1993 to 2000.

He is also Director of Autoliv, Inc., Masonite International, Inc. and The Williams Companies, Inc. and a Director of HSBC Finance Co. and HSBC North America Holding Company, non-public, wholly owned subsidiaries of HSBC LLC.

Mr. Lorch has relinquished his positions on the Compensation and Science and Technology Committees to focus on his role as Chairman.

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