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Bard to Host Guidance Conference Call On December 13, 2002

MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Dec. 10, 2002--C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE-BCR) today announced that it will host a conference call on Friday, December 13, 2002 at 8:30 AM EST, to discuss the company's financial guidance for 2003.

The company expects to issue a press release just prior to the call.

A live audio webcast of Bard's conference call will be accessible to all investors through Bard's website at http://www.crbard.com/financials/. The webcast will be available on the website for future on-demand replay.

System requirements for the webcast include Internet Explorer 4.0 (or higher) or Netscape Navigator 4.06 (or higher, excluding 4.6). Users also should have the most recent version of Windows Media Player(TM), which can be downloaded at http://microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/en/download/ or RealPlayer(R) Basic software, which can be downloaded from the Real Networks(R) website at http://www.real.com. Users may experience varying levels of performance based on their connection speed, system capabilities and presence of a corporate firewall.

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.

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CONTACT: C. R. Bard, Inc., Murray Hill
Investor Relations:
Todd C. Schermerhorn, 908/277-8139
or
Government & Public Relations:
Holly P. Glass, 703/754-2848





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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