Becton, Dickinson and Company
1 Becton Drive
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey 07417-1880
December 13, 2018
Dear Fellow Shareholders:
You are cordially invited to attend the 2019 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of Becton, Dickinson and Company (“BD”) to be held at 1:00 p.m. EST on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 at the Four Seasons Hotel New York, 57 East 57th Street, New York, New York.
The accompanying notice of meeting and proxy statement describe the matters to be acted upon at the meeting. We also will report on matters of interest to BD shareholders.
Your vote is important. Whether or not you plan to attend the Annual Meeting in person, we encourage you to vote so that your shares will be represented and voted at the meeting. You may vote by proxy on the Internet or by telephone, or by completing and mailing the enclosed proxy card in the return envelope provided. You may also vote in person at the Annual Meeting.
Thank you for your continued support of BD.
Vincent A. Forlenza
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer