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

ior year's quarter. For the six-month period ended March 31, 2008, the BD Biosciences segment reported 16 percent revenue growth. Demand for research instruments as well as clinical and research reagents continued to be the primary growth drivers.

Geographic Results

Second quarter revenues in the U.S. were $784 million, representing an increase of 4 percent over the prior year period. Revenues outside the U.S. were $963 million, representing an increase of 17 percent over the prior year period, with approximately 10 percentage points of the increase resulting from the favorable impact of foreign currency translation.

For the six-month period ended March 31, 2008, revenues in the U.S. were $1.574 billion, representing an increase of 7 percent over the prior year period. Revenues outside of the U.S. were $1.879 billion, representing an increase of 17 percent over the prior year period, with approximately 10 percentage points of the increase resulting from the favorable impact from foreign currency translation.

Fiscal 2008 Outlook for Full Year

The Company raised its guidance for full fiscal year 2008 diluted earnings per share from continuing operations to approximately 13 to 14 percent from approximately 11 to 13 percent over adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations of $3.84 for the full fiscal year 2007. Reported diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the full fiscal year 2007 were $3.36, which included 48 cents for in-process research and development charges related to the TriPath and Plasso acquisitions. Excluding these charges, adjusted diluted earnings per share from continuing operations for the full fiscal year 2007 were $3.84.

Conference Call Information

A conference call regarding BD's second fiscal quarter results and its expectations for the full fiscal year will be broadcast live on BD's website, http://www.bd.com/i
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