MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 7, 2003--C.R. Bard, Inc.
(NYSE-BCR) announced today that Eric J. Shick has been named to the
position of Vice President-Investor Relations effective immediately.
Shick, 47, joined the company in 1983 as a senior auditor. He has
held a succession of financial management positions including
Controller of the Vascular Systems Division, Vice President and
Controller of the USCI Division, Vice President and Group
Controller-Cardiology and Assistant Corporate Controller. Most
recently, Shick held the position of Staff Vice President, Customer
Operations. Before joining Bard, Shick was with Arthur Andersen & Co.
He holds a BS degree in Accounting from Fairleigh Dickinson University
and is a Certified Public Accountant.
William H. Longfield, chairman and chief executive officer,
commented, "We are pleased to have Eric Shick assume this important
position. His extensive knowledge of Bard's operations will position
him to provide clear communication to the investment community on the
company's progress towards its strategic objectives. He will make an
excellent addition to Bard's corporate management team."
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.
This press release contains forward-looking statements, the
accuracy of which is necessarily subject to risks and uncertainties.
Please refer to our December 31, 2002 Form 10-K for a statement with
regard to forward-looking statements, including disclosure of
additional factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied.
CONTACT: C. R. Bard, Inc.
Eric J. Shick, 908/277-8413
Holly P. Glass, 703/754-2848
SOURCE: C. R. Bard, Inc.