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BDX Becton, Dickinson And



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) April 30, 2020
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 Class Trading Symbol 
Name of each exchange on
which registered
Common stock, par value $1.00 BDX New York Stock Exchange
Depositary Shares, each representing 1/20th of a share of 6.125% Cumulative Preferred Stock Series A BDXA New York Stock Exchange
1.000% Notes due December 15, 2022 BDX22A New York Stock Exchange
1.900% Notes due December 15, 2026 BDX26 New York Stock Exchange
1.401% Notes due May 24, 2023 BDX23A New York Stock Exchange
3.020% Notes due May 24, 2025 BDX25 New York Stock Exchange
0.174% Notes due June 4, 2021 BDX/21 New York Stock Exchange
0.632% Notes due June 4, 2023 BDX/23A New York Stock Exchange
1.208% Notes due June 4, 2026 BDX/26A New 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 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure

In May 2017, Becton, Dickinson and Company, a New Jersey corporation (“BD”), completed a public offering of 2.475 million shares of BD's 6.125% Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock, Series A (the “Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock”), ownership of which is held in the form of depositary shares (“Depositary Shares”), each representing a 1/20th interest in a share of Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock.  Unless earlier converted or redeemed, each share of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock will automatically convert on May 1, 2020 (subject to postponement in certain cases, the “mandatory conversion date”). 

On April 14, 2020, BD reported the expected minimum and maximum conversion rates per share of Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock on the mandatory conversion date (and the corresponding conversion rates per Depositary Share), based on the cumulative effect of previously deferred adjustments. The final conversion rate on the mandatory conversion date (the “mandatory conversion rate”) will be 4.7284 shares of BD common stock per share of Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock (which corresponds to approximately 0.2364 shares of BD common stock per Depository Share).  The mandatory conversion rate was calculated based on the average volume-weighted average price per share of BD common stock (as determined pursuant to the terms of the Mandatory Convertible Preferred Stock) for the 20 consecutive trading day period beginning on, and including, March 31, 2020 and ending on, and including, April 28, 2020.



Exhibits
Exhibit 101Cover Page Interactive Data File - the cover page XBRL tags are 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: April 30, 2020