Ownership Submission
Washington, D.C. 20549


Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, Section 17(a) of the Public Utility Holding Company Act of 1935 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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(Print or Type Responses)
1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *
  Balachandran Madhavan
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
_____ Director _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below) _____ Other (specify below)
EVP, Operations
5. If Amendment, Date Original Filed(Month/Day/Year)

THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320-1799
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 36,259 (1) (2)
Common Stock 28,488
By Family Trust

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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
3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 4)
4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: 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
Nqso (Right to Buy) 04/28/2013 04/28/2016 Common Stock 6,000 $ 50.44 D  
Nqso (Right to Buy) 04/26/2011(3) 04/26/2020 Common Stock 24,000 $ 58.43 D  
Nqso (Right to Buy) 04/25/2013(4) 04/25/2021 Common Stock 15,750 $ 54.69 D  

Reporting Owners

Reporting Owner Name / Address Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Balachandran Madhavan
THOUSAND OAKS, CA 91320-1799
      EVP, Operations  


/s/ Madhavan Balachandran 08/13/2012
**Signature of Reporting Person Date

Explanation of Responses:

* If the form is filed by more than one reporting person, see Instruction 5(b)(v).
** Intentional misstatements or omissions of facts constitute Federal Criminal Violations. See 18 U.S.C. 1001 and 15 U.S.C. 78ff(a).
(1) These shares include the following Restricted Stock Units (RSUs) granted under the Company's equity plans: 850 RSUs which fully vest on 4/28/2013; 1,750 RSUs which vest in two equal annual installments of 875 each commencing 4/26/2013; 4,500 RSUs which vest in two equal installments of 1,485 each on 4/25/2013 and 4/25/2014 and one installment of 1,530 on 4/25/2015; 2,512 RSUs which vest in three installments of 828, 829 and 855 on 4/27/2014, 4/27/2015 and 4/27/2016, respectively; and 26,634 RSUs which vest in two equal installments of 8,789 each on 7/31/2014 and 7/31/2015 and one installment of 9,056 on 7/31/2016. Vested RSUs will be paid in shares of the Company's common stock on a one-to-one basis.
(2) These shares include 13 Dividend Equivalents (DEs) granted pursuant to the Amgen Inc. 2009 Equity Incentive Plan and subject to a qualifying dividend reinvestment plan. DEs are credited on the reporting person's unvested RSUs and are paid out in shares of the Company's common stock on a one-to-one basis according to the vesting schedule, along with a cash payment for any remaining fractional share amount.
(3) 12,000 of these stock options are exercisable immediately and the remaining 12,000 are exercisable in two annual installments of 6,000 each commencing 4/26/2013.
(4) These stock options are exercisable in three annual installments of 5,197, 5,198 and 5,355 on 4/25/2013, 4/25/2014 and 4/25/2015, respectively.

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