FAQs

Transfer agent details?

www.computershare.com

1-877-498-8861

By regular mail:
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
P.O. Box 43006
Providence, RI 02940-3066

By overnight mail:
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
150 Royall St., Suite 101
Canton, MA 02021

When did BD make its initial public offering, and at what price?

Becton, Dickinson and Company made its initial public offering on April 23, 1962, at $25 a share. An initial purchase of 100 shares on that date would have increased to more than 14,400 shares by the end of Fiscal 2015, assuming all dividends were reinvested and shares were adjusted for stock splits, which occurred on 12/26/63, 11/23/66, 3/31/69, 2/28/86, 2/26/93, 8/15/96 and 8/20/98.

Does BD have a direct stock purchase plan?

Computershare Trust Company, N.A. sponsors and administers the Computershare Investment Plan in shares of BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company). This program includes a dividend reinvestment feature. For further information, contact Computershare at: www.computershare.com or by phone at 1-877-498-8861.

Does BD pay dividends?

Yes. BD pays quarterly cash dividends to shareholders. The company has paid dividends each year since 1909, with only three exceptions, which occurred while it was privately held. Since becoming publicly held in 1962, BD has paid regular quarterly dividends and has also declared periodic dividend increases. The indicated annual dividend rate for fiscal year 2021 is $3.32 per share. The declaration of any dividends is at the discretion of the Board of Directors.

Where can I find the embecta Investor Relations website?

When did BD spin off embecta?

On April 1, 2022, BD completed its spinoff of Embecta Corp. (embecta) (NASDAQ: EMBC), which holds BD’s former Diabetes Care business and is now one of the largest pure-play diabetes management companies in the world.

Shareholders received one share of embecta common stock for every five common shares of BD that they held as of the close of business on March 22, 2022, the record date for the spin-off, with cash in lieu of any fractional shares of embecta common stock.

BD retains no ownership interest in embecta.

Who do I contact about replacement of stock certificates and/or a change of address, or other questions about my account?

You may replace a stock certificate and/or report a change of address, or make other inquiries about your account by contacting:

By regular mail:
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
P.O. Box 43006
Providence, RI 02940-3066


By overnight mail:
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
150 Royall St., Suite 101
Canton, MA 02021


Phone: 1-877-498-8861
International: 781-575-2726
E-mail: computershare@computershare.com
Internet: www.computershare.com

How do I obtain a copy of your annual report and/or press releases?

See the Annual reports, SEC filings, Press releases or Request information sections of our website.