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Bard Increases Quarterly Dividend

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

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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