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): February 9, 2006
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB COMPANY
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
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345 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10154
(Address of Principal Executive Office)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (212) 546-4000
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Item 8.01. Other Events.
On February 9, 2006, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (the Company) issued a press release announcing that U.S. District Judge Stanley Chesler has entered preliminary approval of a settlement agreement with plaintiffs in the consolidated securities class action litigation, pending in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey, relating to the Companys investigational compound, omapatrilat (VANLEV). A copy of the press release is attached to this report as Exhibit 99.1.
Item 9.01 Financial Statement and Exhibits.
99.1 Press release, dated February 9, 2006
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.
|Bristol-Myers Squibb Company|
|Date: February 10, 2006|
/s/ Sandra Leung
|99.1||Press release, dated February 9, 2006|