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June 5th, 2024 by TopGun Press

New York, NY (TopGun Press)

Alphabet previously announced that current CFO, Ruth Porat, was commencing a new role as President & Chief Investment Officer of Alphabet and Google and today announced that it has selected Anat Ashkenazi to join its management team as Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Google and Alphabet, effective July 31, 2024. Anat will join from Eli Lilly and Company where she is currently Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Given this CFO transition, we’re providing the historical Half Year Commitment to Own Eli Lilly and Company Trends and Shareholder Conviction Trends on Eli Lilly and Company’s CFO, Transparency & Disclosure and Balance Sheet during Anat’s tenure as CFO, along with the relevant investor verbatim commentary.


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Relevant Typical Verbatim Commentary on Eli Lilly and Company:

(2021 through June 4th, 2024)

“Eli Lilly doesn’t communicate their targets that much, but I have confidence in the CFO, Anat Ashkenazi.”

“Eli Lilly discloses a lot of information in their reporting.”

“The obesity players are less forthcoming than you would hope on all the underlying drivers and dynamics.”

“Eli Lilly has no choice but to invest in their manufacturing capacity, which weakens the balance sheet.”

“Eli Lilly’s CFO, Anat Ashkenazi, is very solid.”

“Eli Lilly’s CFO, Anat Ashkenazi, is very dynamic, thoughtful and strategic.”

“Eli Lilly’s CFO, Anat Ashkenazi, is very smart. I like her.”

“Eli Lilly has quality people on the bench.”

“With the exception of Dave Ricks, Eli Lilly’s senior management team is not very good.”

“Eli Lilly does a good job of introducing a big group from senior management.”

“Eli Lilly has the best CEO and management team in the worst industry. They have a great strategy and three or four drugs growing by double digits.”

“I love Eli Lilly’s strategy. Their top management is great, but I don’t know many others on the management team.”

“Eli Lilly does a really good job with investor relations. You have people rotating jobs, but they carry it forward. They have a good IR program with a lot of ways to engage at events. There’s ample ability to gain insight and interact with management. They always do their out reach to us.”

“The quality of Eli Lilly’s senior management team is fantastic.”

“Eli Lilly’s IR team reaches out to make sure you’re on track.”

“Eli Lilly doesn’t have much experience on the bench.”

“Eli Lilly’s CFO, Anat Ashkenazi, is doing a pretty good job so far. She is new and continuing on from the old CFO who was pretty good but was ousted. She’s been pretty competent, and I like her.”

“Eli Lilly and Company does a great job of reporting.”

“I have confidence in Lilly’s bench strength.”

“Eli Lilly has fantastic investor relations.”


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