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BD Announces Webcast of Annual Meeting of Shareholders

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

BD Announces Webcast of Annual Meeting of Shareholders16:30 EST Tuesday, January 24, 2012FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Jan. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE:BDX), a global medical technology company, announced today that it will host a live webcast of its Annual Meeting of Shareholders on Tuesday, January 31, 2012, at 1 p.m. (ET). The webcast can be accessed from the BD corporate website at http://www.bd.com/investors and will be available for replay through Tuesday, February 7, 2012. About BDBD is a leading global medical technology company that develops, manufactures and sells medical devices, instrument systems and reagents. The Company is dedicated to improving people's health throughout the world. BD is focused on improving drug delivery, enhancing the quality and speed of diagnosing infectious diseases and cancers, and advancing research, discovery and production of new drugs and vaccines. BD's capabilities are instrumental in combating many of the world's most pressing diseases. Founded in 1897 and headquartered in Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, BD employs approximately 29,000 associates in more than 50 countries throughout the world. The Company serves healthcare institutions, life science researchers, clinical laboratories, the pharmaceutical industry and the general public. For more information, please visit www.bd.com.Contact:Monique N. Dolecki, Investor Relations ? 201-847-5378Colleen T. White, Corporate Communications ? 201-847-5369     SOURCE BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company)