SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): July 28, 2011
C. R. BARD, INC.
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
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C. R. Bard, Inc. (the Company) announced that its Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Todd C. Schermerhorn, notified the Company on July 28, 2011 of his intention to retire from the Company. His retirement will follow a transition period that is expected to run through August 2012. Mr. Schermerhorn will continue to serve as chief financial officer during this transition period until his successor is elected. In connection with Mr. Schermerhorns retirement, the Company and Mr. Schermerhorn have entered into an agreement providing for Mr. Schermerhorns continued employment through August 2012, including the payment of salary, bonus (including a pro rata portion of his 2012 bonus) and other benefits through such date, consistent with the Companys benefit plans and/or practices.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
August 1, 2011