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
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.