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On February 19, 2008, Edward J. Ludwig, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, submitted to the NYSE the Written Affirmation required by the rules of the NYSE certifying that he was not aware of any violations by BD of NYSE Corporate Governance listing standards.
The certifications of Mr. Ludwig and John R. Considine, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer, made pursuant to Section 302 of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 regarding the quality of BD's public disclosure, have been filed as exhibits to the Company's 2008 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
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