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Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

Becton, Dickinson and Company (BDX)

12/20/2005 Proxy Information

On December 7, 2005, BD and Mr. Ludwig entered into a time-sharing arrangement under which Mr. Ludwig will make lease payments to BD for his personal use of the BD corporate aircraft, up to the maximum amount permitted by Federal Aviation Administration regulations.

Gary A. Mecklenburg, a member of the Board, is a director and the President and Chief Executive Officer of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, the parent corporation of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. In fiscal year 2005, BD's sales to Northwestern Memorial Hospital (both direct and through a distributor) were approximately $2.5 million, which represented approximately .23% of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare's consolidated operating revenues.

In addition to the foregoing disclosures that are required under SEC rules, BD has been a party to the following transactions with entities of which a member of the Board serves or served in an executive capacity.

Basil L. Anderson, a member of the Board, is a director and the Vice Chairman of Staples, Inc. (“Staples”). In fiscal year 2005, BD purchased approximately $2.3 million of office products from Staples pursuant to a contract that was competitively bid.

Alfred Sommer, M.D., M.H.S., a member of the Board, is Professor of International Health, Epidemiology, and Ophthalmology at the Bloomberg School of Public Health (the “Bloomberg School”) at The Johns Hopkins University (“JHU”) and the JHU Medical School. He is Dean Emeritus of the Bloomberg School, having retired effective September 1, 2005. In fiscal year 2005, BD sponsored a research arrangement with the Bloomberg School and also provided one-half of a $600,000, multi-year commitment for a research collaboration with the Bloomberg School, resulting in an aggregate expenditure to the Bloomberg School in fiscal year 2005 of approximately $350,000. In fiscal year 2005, BD's sales to JHU generally were approximately $3.1 million, which represented approximately .11% of JHU's consolidated operating revenues. During fiscal year 2005, BD also paid intellectual property licensing royalties to JHU in the amount of approximately $357,000, and also paid JHU approximately $39,000, primarily for providing routine medical services to BD associates. BD also made charitable contributions to JHU for the Bloomberg School in fiscal year 2005 totaling $18,333 (see the 2005 Annual Report of Charitable Contributions attached as Appendix C to this Proxy Statement)

12/17/2004 Proxy Information

Gary A. Mecklenburg, a member of the Board, is the President and Chief Executive Officer, and a member of the Board of Directors, of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare, the parent corporation of Northwestern Memorial Hospital. During BD's fiscal year 2004, BD's sales to Northwestern Memorial Hospital (both direct and through a distributor) were approximately $2.2 million, which represented less than 1/4% of Northwestern Memorial HealthCare's consolidated operating revenues.

In addition to the foregoing disclosure that is required under SEC rules, BD has been a party to the following transactions with entities of which a member of the Board serves in an executive capacity.

Basil L. Anderson, a member of the Board, is the Vice Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of Staples, Inc. (“Staples”). In fiscal year 2004, BD purchased $1.7 million of office products from Staples pursuant to a contract that was competitively bid.

Alfred Sommer, M.D., M.H.S., a member of the Board, is Dean of the Bloomberg School of Public Health (the “Bloomberg School”) at The Johns Hopkins University (“JHU”). In fiscal year 2004, BD sponsored several research arrangements with the Bloomberg School involving an aggregate of approximately $230,000. BD also has established a research collaboration with the Bloomberg School pursuant to which BD has agreed to provide up to $600,000 in funding over the next three fiscal years.

12/24/2003 Proxy Information

Mr. Castellini served as a director of Becton, Dickinson and Company from 1994 until February 2003. He retired as Chairman in February 2002 and also served as President and Chief Executive Officer from 1994 to May 1999, and as Chief Executive Officer from May 1999 to January 2000.