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BD Board of Directors Elects Vincent A. Forlenza as Next Chief Executive Officer, Effective October 1, 2011
Date:7/26/2011

02. Over the last 12 years, the Company has more than doubled its revenues, more than tripled its net income and nearly tripled its market cap, and it ranks in the top third among its peer group for total shareholder return for that period. During the same period, BD has invested $3.6 billion in R&D and $5.1 billion in capital expansions, and revenues derived from sales outside of the United States have grown from 43 percent to 57 percent today. And, thousands of BD associates have benefited from executive training programs – a key initiative created during Mr. Ludwig's inaugural year as CEO.

"On behalf of BD, its shareholders, associates and the Board of Directors, I want to thank Ed for the extraordinary leadership he has provided during his time as CEO.  We are pleased that Ed will continue to provide his insight and counsel as Vince transitions to his new role," added Mr. Becton.  

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BD 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.

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