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Bard Increases Quarterly Dividend

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 shareholders.

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.

CONTACT: C. R. Bard, Inc.
Eric J. Shick, 908-277-8413
Vice President, Investor Relations

SOURCE: C. R. Bard, Inc.


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