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The following is an excerpt from a DEF 14A SEC Filing, filed by BARD C R INC /NJ/ on 3/14/2008.
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BARD C R INC /NJ/ - DEF 14A - 20080314 - NOTICE_OF_ANNUAL_MEETING

NOTICE OF ANNUAL MEETING OF SHAREHOLDERS

April 16, 2008

 

 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual Meeting of Shareholders of C. R. Bard, Inc. will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2008, at the Dolce Basking Ridge, 300 North Maple Avenue, Basking Ridge, New Jersey, at 10:00 a.m. for the following purposes:

 

  1. To elect three Class III directors for a term of three years;

 

  2. To approve the 2003 Long Term Incentive Plan of C. R. Bard, Inc., as amended and restated;

 

  3. To approve the 1998 Employee Stock Purchase Plan of C. R. Bard, Inc., as amended and restated;

 

  4. To ratify the appointment of KPMG LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm for the year 2008;

 

  5. To approve an amendment to the C. R. Bard, Inc. Restated Certificate of Incorporation to provide for majority voting in uncontested elections of directors; and

 

  6. To transact such other business as may properly come before the meeting and any adjournments thereof.

Only shareholders of record at the close of business on February 25, 2008 are entitled to notice of and to vote at the meeting.

Copies of the 2007 Annual Report to Shareholders and Form 10-K of C. R. Bard, Inc. for 2007 are enclosed with this Notice, the attached Proxy Statement and the accompanying proxy card.

All shareholders are urged to attend the meeting in person or by proxy. Shareholders who do not expect to attend the meeting in person are requested to vote either: (i) by telephone as directed on the enclosed proxy card; (ii) over the Internet as directed on the enclosed proxy card; or (iii) by completing, signing and dating the enclosed proxy card and returning it promptly in the self-addressed envelope provided.

By order of the Board of Directors

 

 

STEPHEN J. LONG

Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

March 14, 2008

 

Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Annual Meeting of Shareholders to Be Held on April 16, 2008:

The Proxy Statement, the 2007 Annual Report to Shareholders and the Form 10-K of C. R. Bard, Inc. for 2007 are available at www.envisionreports.com/bcr.

NO MATTER HOW MANY SHARES YOU OWNED

ON THE RECORD DATE, YOUR VOTE IS IMPORTANT.

PLEASE INDICATE YOUR VOTING INSTRUCTIONS EITHER: (i) BY TELEPHONE AS DIRECTED ON THE ENCLOSED PROXY CARD; (ii) OVER THE INTERNET AS DIRECTED ON THE ENCLOSED PROXY CARD; OR (iii) ON THE ENCLOSED PROXY CARD BY SIGNING, DATING AND RETURNING IT IN THE ENVELOPE PROVIDED, WHICH IS ADDRESSED FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE AND NEEDS NO POSTAGE IF MAILED IN THE UNITED STATES. IN ORDER TO AVOID THE ADDITIONAL EXPENSE TO THE COMPANY OF FURTHER SOLICITATION, WE ASK YOUR COOPERATION IN PHONING IN YOUR VOTE, VOTING OVER THE INTERNET OR MAILING YOUR PROXY CARD PROMPTLY.


C. R. BARD, INC.

730 Central Avenue

Murray Hill, New Jersey 07974

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