Form 8-K



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): March 21, 2007



(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in its Charter)



Delaware   1-1136   22-079-0350

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)

  (Commission File Number)  

(IRS Employer

Identification Number)

345 Park Avenue

New York, NY, 10154

(Address of Principal Executive Office)

Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (212) 546-4000


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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Item 8.01. Other Events.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (the “Company”) was served by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) on March 21, 2007 with a Civil Investigative Demand requesting the production of documents and information relating to the proposed settlement with Apotex of the Plavix patent litigation pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. The Company intends to cooperate fully with the investigation.

The Company is also cooperating fully with a previously-disclosed criminal investigation conducted by the Antitrust Division of the U.S. Department of Justice into the proposed settlement with Apotex.

It is not possible at this time reasonably to assess the outcome of the FTC investigation or of the investigation by the Department of Justice, or their impact on the Company.

The underlying patent litigation with Apotex, including the proposed settlement, as well as the criminal investigation conducted by the U.S. Department of Justice, are discussed more fully in the Company’s Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2006, Item 8, Financial Statements and Supplementary Data, Note 21, Legal Proceedings and Contingencies.


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: April 3, 2007        

/s/ Sandra Leung

    Name:   Sandra Leung  
    Title:   General Counsel and Secretary