Statement on the Deferred Prosecution Agreement Following Press Release From U.S. Attorney

Thursday, June 14, 2007 8:00 am EDT



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NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Bristol-Myers Squibb (NYSE: BMY) today acknowledged the statement by the Hon. Christopher J. Christie, the U.S. Attorney for the District of New Jersey, regarding tomorrow's expiration of the deferred prosecution agreement (DPA).

During the past two years, Bristol-Myers Squibb has complied with the letter and spirit of the DPA and has made significant enhancements to its compliance structures and practices. The company believes its business operations are stronger today as a result of having embraced a culture of compliance. The expiration of the DPA will not diminish the company's commitment to exemplary corporate citizenship, effective corporate governance practices and the highest principles of integrity and professionalism.

Bristol-Myers Squibb is a global pharmaceutical and related healthcare products company whose mission is to extend and enhance human life.

CONTACT: Media, Laura Hortas, Communications, +1-609-252-4587,, or Tony Plohoros, Communications, +1-609-252-7938,, both of Bristol-Myers Squibb

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