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Theodore E. Martin Elected To Bard's Board Of Directors

MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 9, 2003--C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE-BCR) today announced that, at its October 8 board meeting, Theodore E. Martin was elected to its board of directors. Mr. Martin was president and chief executive officer of Barnes Group, Inc., a multinational manufacturer and distributor of precision metal parts and industrial supplies, until his retirement in December 1998.

Mr. Martin was appointed president and chief executive officer of Barnes Group in 1995 after serving as executive vice president of operations. He had been a member of the company's board of directors since 1993. He joined Barnes in 1990 as group vice president of their Associated Spring business group. Prior to joining Barnes, Mr. Martin held management positions with Allied-Signal, Inc. and General Electric Company.

Mr. Martin earned a bachelor of arts degree from Syracuse University and a master's degree in business administration from the University of Hawaii. Mr. Martin also serves on the boards of directors of Ingersoll-Rand Company, Unisys Corporation and Applera Corporation and is a trustee of Syracuse University.

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.


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             C. R. Bard, Inc.
             Investor Relations:
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             or
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    SOURCE: C. R. Bard, Inc.

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