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06/25/15 The New England Journal of Medicine publishes LEVANT 2 results for the Lutonix® Drug Coated Balloon, showing superior efficacy compared to standard PTA
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 25, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today announced the publication of results from the LEVANT 2 study in the June 24, 2015 online issue of The New England Journal of Medicine. Results from LEVANT 2 demonstrated superior primary patency for Lutonix® 035 Drug Coated Balloon PTA Catheter (Lutonix® DCB) over standard percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA), as well as safety consistent with standard PTA... 
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06/10/15Bard Announces $500 Million Share Repurchase Authorization
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 10, 2015-- The Board of Directors of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) today authorized the repurchase of up to $500 million of the company’s common stock. This is in addition to approximately $160 million remaining under the prior authorization announced in June 2014. Share repurchases will be made from time-to-time in the open market or through privately negotiated transactions. C. R. Bard, Inc. (www.c... 
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06/10/15Bard Increases Quarterly Dividend
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 10, 2015-- The Board of Directors of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today increased the quarterly dividend on Bard's common stock by 9 percent, to 24 cents per share. The dividend is payable on July 31, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on July 20, 2015. C. R. Bard, Inc. (www.crbard.com), headquartered in Murray Hill, N.J., is a leading multinational developer, manufacturer and ma... 
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06/09/15CMS Further Improves Reimbursement for Lutonix DCB for Outpatient Use
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 9, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has improved the pass-through payment for the Lutonix® drug-coated balloon (DCB) under the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system. The purpose of the reimbursement is to cover additional cost to U.S. hospitals for treating Medicare beneficiaries with the Lutonix DCB in the outpatie... 
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05/26/15Bard to Present at Jefferies Healthcare Conference
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 26, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today announced that it will present at the Jefferies Healthcare Conference in New York City on June 2, 2015. Timothy M. Ring, chairman and chief executive officer, will discuss the Company in a presentation scheduled to begin at 1:30 PM Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast of Bard's presentation will be accessible to all investors through Bard’s website at htt... 
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05/05/15Bard to Present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Healthcare Conference
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 5, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) today announced that it will present at the Bank of America Merrill Lynch Healthcare Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada on May 12, 2015. Christopher S. Holland, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the company in a presentation scheduled to begin at 4:20 PM Pacific Daylight Time. A live webcast of Bard's presentation will be accessible to all ... 
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04/23/15Bard Announces First Quarter Results
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 23, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) today reported 2015 first quarter financial results. First quarter 2015 net sales were $819.7 million, an increase of 3 percent over the prior-year period on an as-reported basis. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, first quarter 2015 net sales increased 5 percent over the prior-year period. For the first quarter 2015, net sales in the U.S. were $574.1 million,... 
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04/15/15Bard Declares Quarterly Dividend
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 15, 2015-- The Board of Directors of C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 22 cents per share on Bard's common stock. The current indicated annual dividend rate is 88 cents per share. The dividend is payable on May 8, 2015 to shareholders of record at the close of business on April 27, 2015. C. R. Bard, Inc. (www.crbard.com), headquartered in Murray Hill, NJ, is ... 
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04/01/15Bard to Host Earnings Conference Call on April 23, 2015
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 1, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT, to discuss the company’s first quarter 2015 operating results, and to provide financial guidance for the second quarter of 2015. Bard is scheduled to issue an earnings press release after the market closes on April 23, 2015. A live audio webcast of Bard's investor con... 
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03/04/15Bard to Present at Barclays Global Healthcare Conference
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Mar. 4, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today announced that it will present at the Barclays Global Healthcare Conference in Miami, Florida on March 11, 2015. Timothy M. Ring, chairman and chief executive officer, will discuss the Company in a presentation scheduled to begin at 2:50 PM Eastern Daylight Time. A live webcast of Bard's presentation will be accessible to all investors through Bard’s websi... 
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02/25/15Bard to Present at Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 25, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today announced that it will present at the Raymond James Institutional Investors Conference in Orlando, Florida on March 4, 2015. Christopher S. Holland, senior vice president and chief financial officer, will discuss the Company in a presentation scheduled to begin at 11:00 AM Eastern Standard Time. A live webcast of Bard's presentation will be accessible to all ... 
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02/19/15CMS Approves Pass-Through Payment for Lutonix DCB for Outpatient Use
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 19, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today announced that the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has approved a pass-through payment for the Lutonix® drug-coated balloon (DCB) under the Medicare hospital outpatient prospective payment system. This approval follows a unanimous favorable recommendation from the FDA’s Circulatory Systems Devices Advisory Panel, which voted 9 to 0 on each question... 
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02/09/15Boston Scientific And C. R. Bard Announce Distribution Agreement For Lutonix® Drug Coated Balloon
Agreement Extends Reach of Lutonix DCB and Provides Physicians with a Comprehensive Solution to Prepare and Treat Diseased Femoropopliteal Vessels MARLBOROUGH, Mass., and MURRAY HILL, N.J., Feb. 9, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX) and C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE: BCR) ("Bard") today announced that Boston Scientific will distribute the Lutonix® 035 Drug Coated Balloon Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty Catheter (Lutonix DCB) in the United States under a limit... 
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01/29/15Bard Announces Fourth Quarter Results
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 29, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today reported 2014 fourth quarter financial results. Fourth quarter 2014 net sales were $867.2 million, an increase of 10 percent over the prior-year period on an as-reported basis. Excluding the impact of foreign exchange, fourth quarter 2014 net sales increased 11 percent over the prior-year period. For the fourth quarter 2014, net sales in the U.S. were $591.6 mil... 
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01/06/15Bard to Host Earnings Conference Call on January 29, 2015
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today announced that it will host a conference call on Thursday, January 29, 2015 at 5:00 PM EST, to discuss the company’s fourth quarter and full year 2014 operating results, and to provide financial guidance for 2015. Bard is scheduled to issue an earnings press release after the market closes on January 29, 2015. A live audio webcast of Bard's investor conference wi... 
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01/06/15Bard to Present at J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference
MURRAY HILL, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 6, 2015-- C. R. Bard, Inc. (NYSE:BCR) today announced that it will present at the J.P. Morgan Healthcare Conference in San Francisco, California on January 13, 2015. Timothy M. Ring, chairman and chief executive officer, will discuss the Company in a presentation scheduled to begin at 2:30 PM Pacific Standard Time. A live webcast of Bard's presentation and question and answer session will be accessi... 
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