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Bard Increases Quarterly Dividend

MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 14, 2006--The Board of Directors of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE-BCR) today increased the quarterly dividend to 14 cents per share on Bard's common stock, an 8 percent increase. The dividend is payable on August 4, 2006 to shareholders of record July 24, 2006. This will be the 35th consecutive calendar year in which Bard has increased its annual dividend payout 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.

CONTACT: C. R. Bard, Inc.
Eric J. Shick, 908-277-8413

SOURCE: C. R. Bard, Inc.


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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