SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Alpern Robert J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
1 N. WAUKEGAN ROAD

(Street)
NORTH CHICAGO IL 60064

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
12/12/2012
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
AbbVie Inc. [ ABBV ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common stock, $0.01 par value 0 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
John A. Berry, attorney-in-fact for Robert J. Alpern 12/14/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
Reminder: Report on a separate line for each class of securities beneficially owned directly or indirectly.
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Exhibit 24.1

POWER OF ATTORNEY


The undersigned constitutes and appoints LAURA J. SCHUMACHER, JOHN A. BERRY,
RICHARD E.GREEN and STEVEN L SCROGRAM, and each of them individually, as
the undersigned's true and lawful attorney-in-fact and agent, with full
power of substitution and re-substitution, for the undersigned and in the
undersigned's name, place and stead, to prepare and sign any and all
Securities and Exchange Commission ("SEC") Notices of Proposed Sales of
Securities pursuant to Rule 144 under the Securities Act of 1933 on
Form 144, all SEC statements on Forms 3, 4 and 5 as required under
Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934,and any amendments
to such forms, and to file the same with all exhibits thereto, and other
documents in connection therewith, with the SEC, granting unto said
attorney-in-fact and agent full power and authority to do and perform
each act and thing requisite and necessary to be done under said
Rule 144 and Section 16(a), as fully for all intents and purposes as the
undersigned might or could do in person, hereby ratifying and confirming
all that said attorney-in-fact and agent may lawfully do or cause to be
done by virtue hereof.

A copy of this power of attorney shall be filed with the
 SEC.  The
authorization set forth above shall continue in full force and effect
until the undersigned is no longer required to file Forms 144, 3, 4, or 5 or
if earlier, until the undersigned revokes such authorization by
written instructions to the attorney-in-fact.



Date:  December 31, 2008

/s/ Robert J. Alpern
Signature of Reporting Person

Robert J. Alpern