Exhibit 99.1

1 Becton Drive
Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417
www.bd.com



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Contact:
Monique N. Dolecki, Investor Relations - 201-847-5378
Kristen Cardillo, Corporate Communications - 201-847-5657



BD ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR 2017 FOURTH FISCAL QUARTER AND FULL YEAR;
PROVIDES FISCAL 2018 GUIDANCE

As reported, full fiscal year revenues of $12.093 billion decreased 3.1 percent, which primarily reflects the divestiture of the Respiratory Solutions business.
On a comparable, currency-neutral basis, revenues grew 4.5 percent for the full fiscal year, which includes an estimated 50 basis point adverse impact from the previously disclosed change in the U.S. dispensing business model.
As reported, full fiscal year diluted earnings per share of $4.60 increased 2.4 percent.
As adjusted, full fiscal year diluted earnings per share of $9.48 increased 10.4 percent, or 13.2 percent on a currency-neutral basis.
On a stand-alone basis, the Company expects full fiscal year 2018 revenues to increase 5.0 to 6.0 percent as reported, or 4.0 to 5.0 percent on a currency-neutral basis, including an estimated 50 basis point adverse impact from the change in the U.S. dispensing business model.
As adjusted, the Company expects full fiscal year 2018 diluted earnings per share to be between $10.55 to $10.65 on a stand-alone basis, which represents growth of approximately 12.0 percent including the estimated favorable impact of foreign currency, or approximately 10.0 percent on a currency-neutral basis.
The acquisition of C.R. Bard is on-track with an expected closing date in the fourth calendar quarter of 2017, subject to certain regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.


Franklin Lakes, NJ (November 2, 2017) - BD (Becton, Dickinson and Company) (NYSE: BDX), a leading global medical technology company, today reported quarterly revenues of $3.166 billion for the fourth fiscal quarter ended September 30, 2017. This represents a decrease of 2.0 percent from the prior-year period, primarily due to the divestiture of the Respiratory Solutions business that was completed in October 2016. On a comparable, currency-neutral basis, fourth quarter revenues grew 4.4 percent, which includes an estimated 100 basis point adverse impact from the previously disclosed change in the U.S. dispensing business model. For the full fiscal year ended September 30, 2017, revenues of $12.093 billion decreased 3.1 percent from the prior-year period, primarily due to the Respiratory Solutions divestiture. On a comparable, currency-neutral basis, full fiscal year revenues grew 4.5 percent, which includes an estimated 50 basis point adverse impact from the change in the U.S. dispensing business model.

“We are very pleased with our strong fourth quarter and fiscal 2017 results,” said Vincent A. Forlenza, Chairman and CEO. “Our performance this year demonstrates our ability to overcome multiple headwinds and deliver on our commitments. We enter fiscal 2018 with continued momentum in our core and look forward to the successful closing of the C.R. Bard acquisition. We believe there


The following information was filed by Becton Dickinson Co (BDX) on Thursday, November 2, 2017 as an 8K 2.02 statement, which is an earnings press release pertaining to results of operations and financial condition. It may be helpful to assess the quality of management by comparing the information in the press release to the information in the accompanying 10-K Annual Report statement of earnings and operation as management may choose to highlight particular information in the press release.

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