MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 21, 2007--C. R. Bard,
Inc. (NYSE: BCR) announced today that at its June board meeting, the
Board of Directors elected John A. DeFord, Ph.D., to the position of
Senior Vice President, Science, Technology and Clinical Affairs,
Dr. DeFord joined Bard in January 2004 as Vice President, Science
and Technology. Prior to joining Bard, he was a Managing Director
responsible for life sciences investments with Early Stage Partners, a
Cleveland, Ohio-based venture capital fund. Previously, Dr. DeFord was
employed by Cook, Inc., and held a variety of senior positions,
including President and Chief Executive Officer. He earned a B.S. and
an M.S. degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D. in
Electrical/Biomedical Engineering, all from Purdue University.
C. R. Bard, Inc. (www.crbard.com), headquartered in Murray Hill,
NJ, is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of
innovative, life-enhancing medical technologies in the fields of
vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products.
CONTACT: C. R. Bard, Inc.
Eric J. Shick, 908-277-8413
Vice President, Investor Relations
Holly P. Glass, 703-754-2848
Vice President, Government and Public Relations
SOURCE: C. R. Bard, Inc.