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Becton Dickinson Increases Dividend

By a GenomeWeb staff reporter

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – The board of directors of Becton Dickinson have declared a quarterly dividend of $.41 per common share.

The firm will pay the dividend on Dec. 31, to shareholders of record on Dec. 10. The dividend is $.04 higher than the previous quarter. The indicated annual dividend for fiscal-year 2011 would be $1.64 per share, according to the firm.

Edward Ludwig, BD's chairman and CEO, noted that it will mark the 38th consecutive year in which BD has increased its dividend.

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