Exhibit 99.15
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Johnson & Johnson Reports 2018 Fourth-Quarter Results:

2018 Fourth-Quarter Sales of $20.4 Billion increased 1.0%; EPS was $1.12
2018 Full-Year Sales of $81.6 Billion increased 6.7%, Full-Year EPS was $5.61
Adjusted 2018 Fourth-Quarter EPS was $1.97, an increase of 13.2%*, and
Adjusted 2018 Full-Year EPS was $8.18, an increase of 12.1%*

Strong 2018 Full-Year Operational Sales and Adjusted EPS Growth
of 6.3% and 12.1%, Respectively*
$5 Billion Share Repurchase Program in Progress

New Brunswick, N.J. (Jan. 22, 2019) - Johnson & Johnson (NYSE: JNJ) today announced sales of $20.4 billion for the fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of 1.0% as compared to the fourth quarter of 2017. Operational sales results increased 3.3% and the negative impact of currency was 2.3%. Domestic sales increased 1.5%. International sales increased 0.4%, reflecting operational growth of 5.1% and a negative currency impact of 4.7%. Excluding the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures, on an operational basis, worldwide sales for the fourth quarter of 2018 increased 5.3%, domestic sales increased 2.6% and international sales increased 8.3%.
*
Worldwide sales for the full-year 2018 were $81.6 billion, an increase of 6.7% versus 2017. Operational results increased 6.3% and the positive impact of currency was 0.4%. Domestic sales increased 5.1%. International sales increased 8.5%, reflecting operational growth of 7.7% and a positive currency impact of 0.8%. Excluding the net impact of acquisitions and divestitures, on an operational basis, worldwide sales for the full-year 2018 increased 5.5%, domestic sales increased 3.4% and international sales increased 7.8%.*
Net earnings and diluted earnings per share for the fourth quarter of 2018 were $3.0 billion and $1.12, respectively. Fourth-quarter 2018 net earnings included after-tax intangible amortization expense of approximately $1.0 billion and a net charge for after-tax special items of approximately $1.4 billion. Fourth-quarter 2017 net earnings included after-tax intangible amortization expense of approximately $0.9 billion and a net charge for after-tax special items of approximately $14.6 billion. Included in these special items was the provisional amount of approximately $13.6 billion associated with the enactment of tax legislation. Excluding after-tax intangible amortization expense and special items, adjusted net earnings for the current quarter were $5.4 billion and adjusted diluted earnings per share were $1.97, representing increases of 12.5% and 13.2%, respectively, as compared to the same period in 2017.* On an operational basis, adjusted diluted earnings per share increased 16.1%.* A reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures is included as an accompanying schedule.
Net earnings and diluted earnings per share for the full-year 2018 were $15.3 billion and $5.61, respectively. Full-year net earnings included after-tax intangible amortization expense of approximately $3.9 billion and a net charge for after-tax special items of approximately $3.1 billion. Full-year 2017 net earnings included after-tax intangible amortization expense of approximately $2.5 billion and a charge for after-tax special items of approximately $16.2 billion. Included in these special items was a provisional amount of approximately $13.6 billion associated with the enactment of tax legislation. Excluding after-tax intangible amortization expense and special items, adjusted net



The following information was filed by Johnson Johnson (JNJ) on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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