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NEW YORK – Becton Dickinson is advising its shareholders to reject an unsolicited mini-tender offer they may have received to sell their shares of the company's stock.

After the close of the market on Friday, the Franklin Lakes, New Jersey-based company said that it had been notified of the unsolicited offer to its shareholders by TRC Capital Investment to purchase up to 500,000 shares of BD's price at $234 per share, about 4.4 percent lower than the company's closing price on Nov. 8, the last closing price prior to the commencement of the offer.

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