BD Completes Asset Divestitures to Merit Medical

Divestitures Satisfy All Contingencies from Regulatory Authorities Related to Acquisition of C. R. Bard, Inc.

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J., Feb. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, announced today that it has completed the previously announced divestitures of its soft tissue core needle biopsy product line and Aspira® product line to Merit Medical Systems, Inc. following receipt of all required regulatory approvals for such divestitures.

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The completion of the divestitures satisfies the remaining contingencies within the previously received regulatory approvals in the U.S., Europe and China for BD's acquisition of C. R. Bard, Inc., which was completed on Dec. 29, 2017.

This sale will not have a material impact on revenue or earnings for fiscal 2018.

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