Becton Dickinson and Company
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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K
CURRENT REPORT PURSUANT TO
SECTION 13 OR 15(D) OF THE
SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) September 28, 2021
BECTON, DICKINSON AND COMPANY
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
New Jersey
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation)
001-4802 22-0760120
(Commission File Number) (IRS Employer Identification No.)
  
1 Becton Drive, Franklin Lakes,
New Jersey
 07417-1880
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
(201) 
847-6800
 (Registrant’s Telephone Number, Including Area Code)
N/A
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
 
Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K Filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions (see General Instruction A.2. below):
 
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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:





Title of Each ClassTrading Symbol
Name of each exchange on
which registered
Common stock, par value $1.00BDXNew York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, each representing a 1/20th interest in a share of 6.00% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series BBDXBNew York Stock Exchange
1.000% Notes due December 15, 2022BDX22ANew York Stock Exchange
1.900% Notes due December 15, 2026BDX26New York Stock Exchange
1.401% Notes due May 24, 2023BDX23ANew York Stock Exchange
3.020% Notes due May 24, 2025BDX25New York Stock Exchange
0.632% Notes due June 4, 2023BDX/23ANew York Stock Exchange
1.208% Notes due June 4, 2026BDX/26ANew York Stock Exchange
1.213% Notes due February 12, 2036BDX/36New York Stock Exchange
0.000% Notes due August 13, 2023BDX23BNew York Stock Exchange
0.034% Notes due August 13, 2025BDX25ANew York Stock Exchange
Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company 
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐








Item 5.03 Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On September 28, 2021, the Board of Directors amended the By-Laws of Becton, Dickinson and Company (the “Company”), as follows:

Article II, Section 1 of the By-Laws, relating to the place of meetings, was amended to expressly permit, to the extent provided by applicable law, the Company to hold meetings of the Company’s shareholders in part or solely by means of remote communication.

Article II, Section 2.D. of the By-Laws, relating to advance notice of nominations and other business at annual shareholders meetings, was amended to expand the notice and information requirements required to be provided to the Company with respect to any nominee for director.

The By-laws were also amended to make certain non-substantive changes and updates.

The foregoing description of the amendments to the By-Laws does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the By-Laws, as amended as of September 28, 2021, which is filed hereto as Exhibit 3.1 and incorporated herein by reference.





Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits

Exhibit No.            Description of Exhibit

3.1                    By-laws, as amended as of September 28, 2021.

104            Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document).






SIGNATURES
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
(Registrant)
By:/s/ Gary DeFazio
 Gary DeFazio
 Senior Vice President and Corporate Secretary
Date: October 4, 2021