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December 20, 2000
BD Signs Agreement to Acquire Gentest Corporation

December 15, 2000
Edward J. Ludwig Appointed to U.S. Fund for UNICEF Board of Directors

December 14, 2000
BD Names First Winners of Wesley J. Howe Award for Technological Innovation

November 28, 2000
BD Praises Recent California Patient Safety Legislation

November 28, 2000
BD Elects James Orr to Board of Directors

November 28, 2000
BD Declares Increased Dividend

November 13, 2000
BD to Present at CSFB Annual Healthcare Conference

November 06, 2000
President Clinton Signs Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act;
BD Celebrates Healthcare Worker Safety Law


November 06, 2000
BD Announces Record Revenues For Fiscal Fourth Quarter and Full Year

November 02, 2000
Live Web Cast of BD Presentation to Investment Community

October 27, 2000
BD Praises Senate Passage of Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act

September 26, 2000
BD Names Stephen Mock Vice President, Investor and Public Relations

September 26, 2000
BD Announces Program To Reduce Costs, Improve Financial Performance And Support Major Product Initiatives

September 20, 2000
BD Commends Introduction of New Needlestick Prevention Bill

August 14, 2000
Hepatitis B Immunization Campaign Launched in Indonesia Using BD Uniject™ Injection Device

July 25, 2000
BD Declares Dividend

July 20, 2000
BD Announces Results For Third Fiscal Quarter -- Safety and Biosciences Sales Add To Top Line Growth

July 19, 2000
BD Launches Safety Compliance Initiative for Needlestick Prevention

June 29, 2000
BD Applauds Consensus on Needlestick Prevention Legislation and Health Care Worker Safety at Congressional Hearing

June 05, 2000
BD Wins Major Patent Infringement Lawsuit

June 05, 2000
BD Names Bridget Healy General Counsel

May 30, 2000
BD Names John Considine Executive VP and Chief Financial Officer

May 23, 2000
BD Declares Dividend

April 25, 2000
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Now Simple to Diagnose

April 24, 2000
BD Named Official Supplier by Major League Soccer (MLS)

April 19, 2000
BD Provides Unrestricted Grant to Support Needle Safety Campaign

April 18, 2000
BD Announces Strong Results for Second Fiscal Quarter and Confirms Outlook for Year

April 17, 2000
BD, Guidant, and Boston Scientific Join Leading Healthcare Companies
New E-Business Venture


April 13, 2000
"The Latest Injection and Blood Collection Advancements" featuring BD products on CNBC

March 21, 2000
Patient Safety at Your Fingertips; BD Develops Hand-Held Device Solutions to Reduce Medication Errors

February 24, 2000
Hospital Risk Managers Find Medication Error a Significant Problem; BD Survey Reveals Reporting Errors Not Rewarded

February 23, 2000
BD Expects Rapid Resumption of Product Supply Following Voluntary Recall; Offers Alternate Product at No Charge in Interim and Confirms E.P.S. Expectations

January 26, 2000
BD Declares Dividend

January 20, 2000
BD Reports Results for Fiscal First Quarter; Revenues Increase 12 Percent

January 06, 2000
New Jersey Governor Whitman Signs Needle Safety Bill

December 22, 1999
BD Makes Additional Contribution to UNICEF's Partnership to Eliminate Maternal and Neonatal Tetanus Worldwide

December 07, 1999
BD Helps Healthcare Organizations Reduce Medical Errors

November 23, 1999
BD Declares Increased Dividend

November 23, 1999
BD Names Robert M. Hallenbeck VP and General Counsel

November 22, 1999
BD Announces Edward J. Ludwig Elected to the Board of Directors and CEO

November 21, 1999
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Joins Unicef and BD in Effort To Prevent Newborn Deaths in Developing World

November 08, 1999
BD Announces FDA Clearance of BDProbeTec™ ET System For the Detection of Chlamydia and Gonorrhea

November 04, 1999
BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) Announces Record Revenues for Fiscal Year

October 13, 1999
BD Announces Chief Financial Officer Is Leaving the Company

October 05, 1999
Becton, Dickinson and Company and Haselmeier GmbH Agree to Form Joint Venture

September 28, 1999
CIO Magazine Honors BD for Innovative Information Technology Practices

September 23, 1999
Two BD Products Win Design Excellence Awards

September 14, 1999
First Ever FDA-Cleared Breast Self-Examination Pad to Help Women Now Available in Drug Stores and Major Chains Nationwide

September 08, 1999
The International Diabetes Center and BD Fortify Staged Diabetes Management Collaboration

August 31, 1999
BD and QIAGEN Agree to form Joint Venture

August 31, 1999
BD Acquires SAF-T-MED Advanced Safety Needle Technology

August 26, 1999
Becton, Dickinson and Company Completes Acquisition of Clontech Laboratories, Inc.

August 18, 1999
Becton Dickinson Introduces a New Global Healthcare Brand

July 21, 1999
Becton Dickinson Reports Third Quarter Results

July 05, 1999
Gaida Joins BD Healthcare Consulting & Services

June 16, 1999
Becton Dickinson Announces National Agreement with Kaiser Permanente

June 11, 1999
Join Becton Dickinson at APIC'99
June 21-23, Hyatt Regency, Baltimore, MD


May 25, 1999
Becton Dickinson Names Ludwig President

May 25, 1999
Becton Dickinson Announces Election of Willard J. Overlock, Jr.

May 12, 1999
Becton Dickinson Introduces The MICROTAINER® Brand GENIE™ Lancet

May 03, 1999
BD Labware and Kimble/Kontes announce the formation of a collaborative agreement.

April 28, 1999
Becton Dickinson and Company Announces Planned Acquisition of Clontech Laboratories, Inc.

April 09, 1999
Becton Dickinson Enters Into Collaborative Drug Delivery Agreements with Rhône-Poulenc Rorer

March 15, 1999
Becton Dickinson Presents Award at LabAutomation99

March 15, 1999
Becton Dickinson Biosciences Leukemia and Lymphoma Product Development Team Volunteers Time at Leukemia Society of America's Cure-a-Thon

March 09, 1999
B-D.id and CAP Today Co-Sponsor Survey to Determine Awareness of Medication Administration and Specimen Collection Errors

March 01, 1999
Becton Dickinson Expands Growing Anesthesia Business With Acquisition of Kendall Anesthesia Product Line

February 25, 1999
BD Enters Molecular Oncology Alliance with Millennium Predictive Medicine

February 09, 1999
Becton Dickinson and Company Announces the Acquisition of Biometric Imaging

February 04, 1999
Becton Dickinson Supports Operation Smile's "World Journey of Hope '99"

February 04, 1999
Becton Dickinson Introduces Plastic-Coated Micro-Hematocrits

February 02, 1999
Becton Dickinson Introduces Quikheel™ Lancets for Infants and Preemies

February 02, 1999
Becton Dickinson Introduces the VACUTAINER® Brand ECLIPSE™ Blood Collection Needle

January 26, 1999
Becton Dickinson Acquires Luther Medical Products

January 26, 1999
Becton Dickinson Declares Dividend

January 21, 1999
Asia's Largest Hypodermic Manufacturing Facilities Established In Bawal, Haryana

January 21, 1999
Becton Dickinson Reports 16 Percent E.P.S. Increase For Fiscal First Quarter; Revenues Increase 10 Percent

January 01, 1999
BD to Present at CIBC World Markets Healthcare Conference

December 14, 1998
Becton Dickinson Acquires New Advanced Protection Technology

November 23, 1998
Becton Dickinson Declares Increased Dividend

November 13, 1998
Castellini Receives Award in Singapore

November 05, 1998
Becton Dickinson Announces Record Revenues For Fiscal Year

October 22, 1998
Becton Dickinson Donation Supports Romanian Measles Elimination Campaign

September 03, 1998
Becton Dickinson Creates Single Bioscience/Diagnostic Business

August 14, 1998
Becton Dickinson Selected by IndustryWeek Magazine as One of the World's 100 Best-Managed Companies

August 05, 1998
Becton Dickinson and Company Announces Executive Vice Presidents; New Chief Financial Officer Named

July 28, 1998
Becton Dickinson Declares Stock Split and Quarterly Dividend

July 21, 1998
Becton Dickinson Reports Third Quarter Results; Record Revenues Increase 18 Percent

June 07, 1998
A Partnership in Diabetes - Becton Dickinson Employees Walk in JDF Walkathon

May 20, 1998
Becton Dickinson Announces Election of Alfred Sommer to Board of Directors

May 19, 1998
Becton Dickinson and Company Announces Restructuring Plan, One-Time Charges For Third Fiscal Quarter

May 19, 1998
Becton Dickinson Declares Dividend

May 11, 1998
New BACTEC™ MGIT™ 960 Is The World's First Automated System For High-Volume Mycobacteria Growth, and Detection

April 21, 1998
Becton Dickinson Reports 13 Percent E.P.S. Increase For Fiscal Second Quarter; Revenues Grew Six Percent

April 03, 1998
Becton Dickinson Completes Acquisition of Medical Devices Division of The BOC Group

March 20, 1998
Incoming chairman says FDA Modernization Act has 'opened door' to new challenges

March 20, 1998
Becton Dickinson Engineers Team Up with Students in 1998 FIRST Robotics Competition

March 13, 1998
Becton Dickinson and Company Introduces the B-D™ ULTRA-FINE™ II Lancet

January 29, 1998
Becton Dickinson Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Medical Devices Division of the BOC Group

January 27, 1998
Becton Dickinson and Baxter Announce Joint Marketing Effort

January 26, 1998
Becton Dickinson Acquires Tru-Fit

January 22, 1998
Becton Dickinson Announces Record Fiscal First Quarter Results

December 22, 1997
Five-Year Contract Signed With SmithKline Beecham

December 08, 1997
Becton Dickinson Joins EPA's Energy Star Program

November 25, 1997
Becton Dickinson Declares Increased Dividend

November 06, 1997
Becton Dickinson Announces Record Results For Fiscal Year

October 27, 1997
Becton Dickinson Sponsors China's First Five-Year Diabetes Education Program

October 20, 1997
Galiardo Briefs Investors On Industry Issues

September 15, 1997
Centennial Celebration in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey

September 11, 1997
FDA Clears Becton Dickinson Diabetes Measurement Kit For Marketing

September 09, 1997
Bell Rings for BDX at the NYSE Close

July 22, 1997
Becton Dickinson Initiates Compass Project

July 22, 1997
Becton Dickinson Declares Dividend

July 21, 1997
Becton Dickinson Reports Third Quarter Results; One-Time Charges Reduce E.P.S. By $.11

June 02, 1997
Becton Dickinson Announces Completion of Acquisition of Difco Laboratories

May 28, 1997
Willard Scott of the Today Show sings "Happy Birthday" to us!

May 27, 1997
Becton Dickinson Announces Election of Margaretha af Ugglas to Board of Directors

May 20, 1997
Becton Dickinson Declares Dividend

May 19, 1997
Becton Dickinson and Pharmingen Announce Completion of Acquisition

April 17, 1997
Becton Dickinson Reports 15 Percent E.P.S. Increase for Fiscal Second Quarter

April 10, 1997
Three Named as Honorees in 1997 Tribute to Women and Industry (TWIN)

April 10, 1997
Becton Dickinson and Company Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire PharMingen

March 26, 1997
Becton Dickinson Sponsors Student Team in FIRST Competition

March 19, 1997
Becton Dickinson and Company Signs Definitive Agreement to Acquire Difco Laboratories Incorporated

January 22, 1997
Becton Dickinson Reports 31 Percent Net Income Increase for Fiscal First Quarter

January 21, 1997
BDSCS Launches ONES Initiative

December 04, 1996
Sandy Facility First To Receive ISO 14001 Certification

November 12, 1996
Fresenius Buys Vial Medical Infusion Systems

November 07, 1996
Becton Dickinson Announces Record Results for Fiscal Year

November 05, 1996
Community Service Awards Announced

November 01, 1996
Opening Ceremonies Held in China

October 24, 1996
Investment in India Increased to $100 Million

October 04, 1996
BDRC Scientist Recognized

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