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Court Rules in Favor of Bard in Class Action Lawsuit

MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sep. 29, 2009-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) today announced that the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, has granted Bard's summary judgment motion and dismissed with prejudice all counts in the previously-disclosed class action lawsuit entitled St. Francis Medical Center, et al. v. C. R. Bard, Inc., et al. (Civil Action No. 1:07-cv-00031, United States District Court, Eastern District of Missouri, Southeastern Division). St. Francis may appeal the court's decision to the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals.

C. R. Bard, Inc., (www.crbard.com) headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., 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.

Source: C. R. Bard, Inc.

C. R. Bard, Inc.
Investor Relations:
Eric J. Shick, 908-277-8413
Vice President, Investor Relations
or
Media Relations:
Scott T. Lowry, 908-277-8365
Vice President and Treasurer


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Primary Media Relations Contact

Scott Lowry
Vice President and Treasurer
C. R. Bard, Inc.
730 Central Avenue
Murray Hill, NJ 07974

Tel: 908-277-8365