Bristol-Myers Squibb employees give back to the community - Over 300 employees across Canada take part in second annual Community Action Day

    MONTREAL, June 12 /CNW Telbec/ - Today marks the second annual
Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada ("BMS") Community Action Day. The event will unite
over 300 BMS employees from across Canada to give back to their local
communities by volunteering at various organizations.
    After a successful inaugural BMS Community Action Day in 2008, the second
annual event has been expanded to a cross-country initiative that will bring
together BMS employees and retirees and their family members and also BMS
external partners to spend the day on diverse volunteer projects. For BMS
employees it is a chance to live up to the company's pledge to lend a helping
hand in communities where they do business.
    In the Montreal area, employees will volunteer today to help community
groups including Moisson Montréal, a food bank, Héritage Laurentien, an
environmental protection organization and the West Island Cancer Wellness
Center. Employee projects include painting rooms, cleaning the Lachine Rapids
shores, cooking meals and planting trees donated by BMS to schools of the
St-Laurent borough.
    As part of Community Action Day 2009, BMS will also hold a health clinic
at its head offices for their Montreal TechnoParc neighbours to stop by and
have their blood pressure checked and their blood sugar levels measured, to
enjoy a chair-massage or receive advice from a nutritionist, a pharmacist or a
career and life coach. The clinic will also include information workshops on a
number of health topics. These services will be offered in exchange for a
minimal donation and all proceeds from this activity will be donated to
charity organizations within the community.
    "BMS Community Action Day is a collective of individuals seeking to make
a difference in our communities," said Wayne Quigley, President and General
Manager, Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada. "It makes us proud to mobilize our
resources to work with organizations who daily support noble causes and lend a
hand to those who need it most."

    About Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada

    Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada is an indirect wholly-owned subsidiary of
Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, a global pharmaceutical and related health care
products company whose mission is to extend and enhance human life.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada is a leading provider of medicines to fight
cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic disorders, infectious diseases (including
HIV/AIDS), nervous system diseases and serious mental illness. Bristol-Myers
Squibb Company is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the BMY symbol
(NYSE:  BMY). Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada's operations are headquartered in
Montréal, Québec.

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For further information:

For further information: Marc Osborne, Director, Government Relations
and Public Affairs, Bristol-Myers Squibb Canada, (514) 333-2463

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