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Options exercise brings total proceeds from BD's offerings to $4.95B

Offerings of common stock and depositary shares previously announced by Becton Dickinson are now expected to pull in $4.95 billion after the underwriters' overallotment options have been exercised, with underwriters purchasing $225 million for additional common stock and $225 million for additional depositary shares. The proceeds will be used to partly fund the company's $24 billion acquisition of C.R. Bard.

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