MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 8, 2005--The Board of
Directors of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today increased the quarterly
dividend to 13 cents per share on Bard's common stock, an 8 percent
increase. The dividend is payable on August 5, 2005 to shareholders of
record July 25, 2005. This will be the 34th consecutive calendar year
in which Bard has increased its annual dividend payout to
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.
CONTACT: C. R. Bard, Inc.
Eric J. Shick, 908-277-8413
Vice President, Investor Relations
SOURCE: C. R. Bard, Inc.