This excerpt taken from the BSX 10-Q filed May 9, 2005.
Our ability to meet our projected cash needs and fund our share
repurchase program over the next twelve-months, to maintain borrowing
flexibility and to renew or refinance our borrowings beyond the next
Our ability to access the public debt market and to issue debt or
equity securities on terms reasonably acceptable to us; and
Our ability to maintain a 24 percent effective tax rate,
excluding certain charges, throughout the remainder of 2005 and to recover
substantially all of our deferred tax assets.