MURRAY HILL, N.J., Jul 14, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The Board of
Directors of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE-BCR) today increased the quarterly
dividend to 12 cents per share on Bard's common stock. The dividend is
payable on August 6, 2004 to shareholders of record July 26, 2004.
This will be the 33rd consecutive calendar year in which Bard has
increased its annual dividend rate to shareholders.
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.
SOURCE: C. R. Bard, Inc.
C. R. Bard, Inc.
Eric J. Shick, 908-277-8413