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Gail K. Naughton, Ph.D., Elected to Bard's Board of Directors

MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 14, 2004--C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE-BCR) today announced following its July board meeting that Gail K. Naughton, Ph.D., was elected to its board of directors. Dr. Naughton is the Dean of the College of Business Administration at San Diego State University, a position she has held since August 2002.

Prior to joining San Diego State University, Dr. Naughton served for more than 15 years at Advanced Tissue Sciences, Inc., where she was the company's co-founder and co-inventor of its core technology. While there, she held a variety of key management positions, including president, chief operating officer, chief scientific officer and principal scientist.

"Gail comes to Bard with a unique depth and breadth of industry knowledge and experience, as well as a distinguished academic career," said Bard Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Timothy M. Ring. "We will clearly benefit from her insight and guidance as a board member, and I look forward to working with her."

Dr. Naughton earned a Bachelor of Science degree from St. Francis College, Brooklyn, New York, and both a Master's degree in Histology and a Ph.D. in Hematology from New York University Medical Center. She also holds a Master's of Business Administration in Executive Management from the Anderson School at the University of California, Los Angeles. Dr. Naughton serves on the boards of several academic institutions, non-profit organizations and foundations. She has conducted extensive research, authored numerous scientific publications and holds more than 75 U.S. and foreign patents.

C. R. Bard, Inc. (, 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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