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BD Announces Results for Second Fiscal Quarter
Date:4/23/2008

ed item that affects comparability of results between periods. As illustrated, diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $2.16 for fiscal 2008 increased by 14 percent over comparable fiscal 2007 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $1.89, which exclude the specified item.

(Table 1) Six Months Ended March 31,

FY2008 FY2007 % Change

Diluted EPS from Continuing

Operations: $2.16 $1.44 50%

Specified Item:

In-Process Research and

Development Charge(1) - 0.45

Diluted EPS from Continuing

Operations Excluding

Specified Items: $2.16 $1.89 14%

(1) Represents the effect on diluted earnings per share from continuing

operations of the in-process research and development charge recorded

in the first quarter of fiscal 2007 related to the TriPath

acquisition.

Segment Results

In the BD Medical segment, worldwide revenues for the quarter were $922 million, representing an increase of 9 percent from the prior year period. For the six-month period ended March 31, 2008, the BD Medical segment reported 10 percent revenue growth. Pharmaceutical Systems and Diabetes Care products led revenue growth in the segment.

In the BD Diagnostics segment, worldwide revenues for the quarter were $531 million, representing an increase of 12 percent from the prior year's quarter. For the six-month period ended March 31, 2008, the BD Diagnostics segment reported 15 percent revenue growth. Sales of safety-engineered devices, TriPath products, and molecular testing systems, including GeneOhm, contributed to revenue growth.

In the BD Biosciences segment, worldwide revenues for the quarter were $294 million, representing an increase of 14 percent from the pr
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