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) June 28, 2013
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
|(Commission File Number)||(IRS Employer Identification No.)|
|1 Becton Drive, Franklin Lakes, New Jersey||07417-1880|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
(Registrants Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.02 Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers
On June 28, 2013, Becton, Dickinson and Company (BD) elected Christopher R. Reidy, 55, as Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President of Administration, effective July 15, 2013, succeeding Suketu Upadhyay, who has served as BDs interim Chief Financial Officer since November 2012. Mr. Reidy previously served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ADP Corporation from 2006 to 2012. Effective July 15, 2013, Mr. Upadhyay will have expanded responsibilities across BDs finance organization and will assume the title of Senior Vice President, Finance. He will continue to serve as BDs principal accounting officer.
Mr. Reidy will receive a base salary of $675,000, and his target annual incentive award under BDs Performance Incentive Plan will be 85% of salary, which will be pro-rated for fiscal year 2013. Mr. Reidy will also receive an equity compensation award in fiscal year 2014 with a grant date value of $2 million. Mr. Reidy and BD will also enter into an agreement providing for his continued employment for a period of two years following a change of control of BD, with a severance multiple of two times salary and bonus, similar to agreements with other executive officers that have been previously disclosed.
A copy of the press release issued by BD in connection with this election is attached hereto as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
Exhibit 99.1 Press release dated July 8, 2013, which is furnished pursuant to Item 5.02.
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.
|BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY|
|Vice President and Corporate Secretary|
Date: July 8, 2013
|99.1||Press release dated July 8, 2013, furnished pursuant to Item 5.02|