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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., ( 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
Media Relations:
Scott T. Lowry, 908-277-8365
Vice President and Treasurer


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

Tel: 908-277-8365