Below are insider transactions of 1,000 shares or more for...

Insider Trading

August 31, 1998

Below are insider transactions of 1,000 shares or more for publicly held companies based in Maryland or having substantial operations here. Insiders are officers, directors or owners of 10 percent or more of a corporation's stock.

Becton, Dickinson & Co.

Robert F. Adrion,divisional officer, indirectly exercised an option for 2,000 shares of common stock at $25.10 each July 30 and sold them for $85.13 each July 30. Adrion now indirectly holds 4,210 common shares.

Vincent A. Forlenza,president, exercised an option for 2,400 shares of common stock at $13.60 each July 29 and sold them for $83.56 each July 29. Forlenza now directly and indirectly holds 12,446 common.

John W. Galiardo,director, exercised an option for 20,000 shares of common at $15.78 each July 29 and sold them for between $84 and $84.88 each July 29 and now directly and indirectly holds 115,207 common.

Edward J. Ludwid,vice president, exercised an option for 1,400 shares of common at $19.39 each July 29 and sold them for $84.25 each July 29 and now directly and indirectly holds 16,931 common.

Kenneth R. Weisshaar,officer, exercised an option for 18,200 shares of common stock at between $17.92 and $19.31 each July 29 and sold 7,700 shares for between $84 and $84.13 each July 29 and now directly and indirectly holds 19,640 common.

Insider Trading is written by CDA/Investnet of Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Pub Date: 8/31/98

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