Washington, D.C. 20549

                                    FORM 6-K

                        REPORT OF FOREIGN PRIVATE ISSUER

                    Pursuant to Rule 13a-16 or 15d-16 of the
                         Securities Exchange Act of 1934

                          For the month of: April 2002

                                    ABB Ltd
               (Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)

                 (Translation of registrant's name into English)

                         (Jurisdiction of organization)

        P.O. Box 8131, Affolternstrasse 44, CH-8050, Zurich, Switzerland
                    (Address of principal executive offices)

Registrant's telephone number, international: + 011-41-1-317-7111

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant files or will file annual reports
under cover Form 20-F or Form 40-F.

                           Form 20-F   X             Form 40-F
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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant by furnishing the information
contained in this Form is also thereby furnishing the information to the
Commission pursuant to Rule 12g3-2(b) under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.

                            Yes                       No   X
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If "Yes" is marked, indicate below the file number assigned to the registrant in
connection with Rule 12g3-2(b): 82-________

This Form 6-K consists of the following:

1. Press  release of ABB Ltd,  dated April 26, 2002, in respect of the amendment
of its US$3 billion credit facility.


Press Release

For your business and technology editors

ABB signs amended US$ 3 billion credit facility

Agreement with 20 banks further strengthens financial flexibility

Zurich, Switzerland, April 26, 2002 - ABB, the global power and automation
technology group, said today it has signed an amended US$ 3 billion committed
credit facility with 20 banks - a further step in strengthening the company's
financial flexibility.

"We are delighted that so many of our relationship banks have recommitted to
ABB," said Peter Voser, chief financial officer. "This facility gives us
committed financing and improved flexibility."

"The new facility is priced according to a credit rating table," added Voser.
"We will pay LIBOR plus 125 basis points at our current rating level."

The credit facility, originally signed in December 2001, was amended to remove a
credit rating trigger. Instead, the new facility includes market-based standard
financial covenants.

In line with ABB's target of reducing net debt and extending the maturity
profile of total debt, it will repay the facility by year-end, using operational
cash flow, planned capital market issues and proceeds from asset disposals. ABB
announced earlier this month that it planned to issue about US$ 2 billion in
convertible and straight bonds in the second quarter of 2002.

An investor roadshow for ABB's straight bond issue will start on April 30, with
planned launch and pricing in mid-May. ABB has mandated Barclays, Citigroup and
Credit Suisse First Boston as joint lead managers and bookrunners for the
straight bond issue.

ABB ( is a global leader in power and automation technologies that
enable utility and industry customers to improve performance while lowering
environmental impact. ABB has 152,000 employees in more than 100 countries.

For more information please contact:
Media Relations:                          Investor Relations:
ABB Corporate Communications, Zurich      Switzerland: Tel. +41 43 317 38 04
Thomas Schmidt                            Sweden: Tel. +46 21 325 719
Tel:  +41 1 317 6492                      USA: Tel. + 1 203 750 7743
Fax: +41 43 317 7958            



     Pursuant to the  requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of 1934, the
registrant  has duly  caused  this  report  to be  signed  on its  behalf by the
undersigned, thereunto duly authorized.

                                             ABB LTD

Date:  April 26, 2002                        By:  /s/  BEAT HESS
                                                Name: Beat Hess
                                                Title:    Group Senior Officer

                                             By:  /s/ HANS ENHORNING
                                                Name: Hans Enhorning
                                                Title:    Group Vice President