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Bard Declares Quarterly Dividend

MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2002--The Board of Directors of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR - News) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 22 cents per share on Bard's common stock.

The current annual dividend rate is 88 cents per share. The dividend is payable on November 1, 2002 to shareholders of record October 21, 2002.

C. R. Bard, Inc., (www.crbard.com) headquartered in Murray Hill, New Jersey, is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and marketer of health care products in the fields of vascular, urology, oncology and surgical specialty products.


Contact:
     C. R. Bard, Inc., Murray Hill
     Todd C. Schermerhorn, 908/277-8139


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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