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 13,300 shares
by the end of Fiscal 2011, 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.
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.
Yes. BD pays quarterly cash dividends to shareholders. The current quarterly dividend rate is 45 cents per share. 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.
You may replace a stock certificate and/or report a change of address, or make other inquiries about your account by contacting:
Computershare Trust Company, N.A.
250 Royall St.
Canton, MA 02021