BD Statement on Multistate Settlement for Legacy Bard Litigation

FRANKLIN LAKES, N.J. (Sept. 24, 2020) – BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today issued the following statement:

Today, the Attorneys General from 48 states and the District of Columbia announced a $60 million settlement with BD to resolve legacy litigation from C. R. Bard that was initiated prior to BD’s acquisition in 2017 and related to discontinued pelvic mesh products.

Ensuring the safety and quality of our products has always been the top priority at BD. In addition, BD fully complies with all laws and regulations for the medical products the company manufactures, markets and distributes. Bard and BD have denied any wrongdoing and all allegations included in the litigation and chose to settle the matter to avoid the time and expense of further litigation.

BD is fully reserved for the settlement amount.

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