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Alcon Volunteers Strengthen Communities Across the Globe with Alcon in Action

On May 19, 2022, thousands of Alcon associates from 45 locations around the
world participated in Alcon in Action (AiA), an annual company-wide day of
community volunteering. This is the 10th consecutive year that Alcon is engaging in
the day of volunteering to help address local community needs such as health,
hunger, education, and housing.

Collectively dedicating thousands of volunteer hours, Alcon associates across 32
countries, including Switzerland and the United States, made a personal difference
to strengthen their communities.* In partnership with non-profit organizations,
schools, museums, shelters, soup kitchens, food banks, children’s hospitals and
other organizations, Alcon helped to meet essential needs through both in-person
and virtual support activities.

“Alcon in Action is a special day where, each year, our associates from across the
world come together to demonstrate our commitment to strengthening the
communities where we live and work,” said David Endicott, Chief Executive Officer
of Alcon. “While that commitment is fulfilled through our year-round efforts, we are
proud to once again unite together to show who we are as a corporate citizen – by
making a positive and tangible impact on this global day of volunteering.”

In Switzerland, Alcon volunteers helped a food bank distribute food, sorted clothes
for a non-profit dedicated to fighting poverty, and participated in community clean-
up activities, among others. Also, this year, Alcon is maintaining its over two-
decade-long partnership with Habitat for Humanity by hosting a home build on its
Fort Worth campus. Alcon volunteers helped to build the home that will provide
affordable housing to a local family. Other Fort Worth activities included providing
back-to-school kits, working at a local animal shelter, and sorting food and clothes

Across the world, Alcon volunteers prepared and distributed meals and hygiene
kits, restored homes and gardens, donated equipment and clothes, and provided
education to children, among many other activities.

This year, Alcon is celebrating its 75th anniversary and, while Alcon in Action is a one-
day event, the company has a deep heritage of working year-round alongside non-
profit organizations in communities worldwide to increase access to eye care. From
Alcon’s Children Vision Program and community vision screenings to medical
missions where volunteer medical teams treat patients and train local eye care
professionals, Alcon associates contribute to their communities on an ongoing
basis. Helping people see brilliantly is the core of Alcon’s mission, and by
volunteering and supporting long time charitable partners, lives are changed in
more ways than one.

Alcon provides charitable monetary donations (often referred to as grants) to
eligible 501(c)3 organizations that offer high-quality programs and services to
increase access to quality eye care, promote eye health education, and strengthen
the communities in which we live and work. These donations are offered through
the Alcon Foundation. To learn more, visit: https://www.alcon.com/about-

* In addition to Switzerland and the United States, Alcon volunteers are participating
in AiA activities in Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Czech
Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, Egypt, Germany, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan
Malaysia, Mexico, Netherlands, Panama, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico,
Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

© 2022 Alcon Inc. US-VC-2200031

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