Adobe will announce both its fourth-quarter and overall 2001 earnings during an analysts conference on December 13, 2001.

The conference takes place at 2pm Pacific Time. (10pm GMT). The results will be webcast, and the webcast will remain online for 30 days.

Despite Adobe's status as a key development partner for Apple, the company has chosen to make the webcast available only for Windows Media and Real Player, with no QuickTime version available.

Adobe shares closed at $35.72, losing 0.77 cents (2.11 per cent) on the day's trading. Nasdaq fell by1.44 per cent yesterday, closing under 2,000 points at 1,992.12.