Dividends/Stock Split

Praxair Dividends & Stock Split

Our dividend policy

23-Year Consecutive Dividend Increase

Dividends on Praxair's common stock are usually declared and paid quarterly. Our objective is to continue quarterly dividends and consider annual dividend increases in conjunction with continued growth in earnings per share. However, the declaration of dividends is a business decision made by the Board of Directors based on Praxair's earnings, financial condition and other relevant factors.

Reinvestment Plan

We allow for the purchase of Praxair stock without commissions and automatic reinvestment of dividends by purchasing additional shares of stock. Full details about this plan may be obtained from our transfer agent, Wells Fargo Shareowner Services.

Common Stock – Cash Dividend Summary

Declaration Date

Record Date

Payable Date

Amount Per Share

2016 Dividends

     

10/25/16

12/07/16

12/15/16

$0.75

07/26/16

09/08/16

09/15/16

$0.75

04/26/16

06/07/16

06/15/16

$0.75

01/28/16

03/07/16

03/15/16

$0.75 

2015 Dividends

10/28/15

12/07/15

12/15/15

$0.715

07/28/15

09/08/15

09/15/15

$0.715

04/28/15

06/05/15

06/15/15 

$0.715

01/27/15

03/06/15

03/16/15

$0.715

2014 Dividends

10/28/14

12/05/14

12/15/14

$0.65

07/22/14

09/08/14

09/15/14

$0.65

04/22/14

06/06/14

06/16/14

$0.65

01/28/14

03/07/14

03/17/14

$0.65

2013 Dividends

10/29/13

12/06/13

12/16/13

$0.60

07/23/13

09/06/13

09/16/13

$0.60

04/23/13

06/07/13

06/17/13

$0.60

01/22/13

03/07/13

03/15/13

$0.60

2012 Dividends

10/23/12

12/07/12

12/17/12

$0.55

07/24/12

09/07/12

09/17/12

$0.55

04/24/12

06/07/12

06/15/12

$0.55

01/24/12

03/07/12

03/15/12

$0.55

2011 Dividends

10/25/11

12/07/11

12/15/11

$0.50

07/26/11

09/07/11

09/15/11

$0.50

04/26/11

06/07/11

06/15/11

$0.50

01/25/11

03/07/11

03/15/11

$0.50

2010 Dividends

10/26/10

12/07/10

12/15/10

$0.45

07/27/10

09/07/10

09/15/10

$0.45

04/27/10

06/07/10

06/15/10

$0.45

01/26/10

03/07/10

03/15/10

$0.45

2009 Dividends

10/27/09

12/07/09

12/15/09

$0.40

07/28/09

09/07/09

09/15/09

$0.40

04/28/09

06/05/09

06/15/09

$0.40

01/27/09

03/06/09

03/16/09

$0.40

2008 Dividends

10/28/08

12/05/08

12/15/08

$0.375

07/22/08

09/05/08

09/15/08

$0.375

04/22/08

06/06/08

06/16/08

$0.375

01/22/08

03/07/08

03/17/08

$0.375

2007 Dividends

10/23/07

12/07/07

12/17/07

$0.30

07/24/07

09/07/07

09/17/07

$0.30

04/24/07

06/07/07

06/15/07

$0.30

01/23/07

03/07/07

03/15/07

$0.30

2006 Dividends

10/24/06

12/07/06

12/15/06

$0.25

07/25/06

09/07/06

09/15/06

$0.25

04/25/06

06/07/06

06/15/06

$0.25

01/24/06

03/07/06

03/15/06

$0.25

2005 Dividends

10/25/05

12/07/05

12/15/05

$0.18

07/26/05

09/07/05

09/15/05

$0.18

04/26/05

06/07/05

06/15/05

$0.18

01/25/05

03/07/05

03/15/05

$0.18

2004 Dividends

10/26/04

12/07/04

12/15/04

$0.15

07/27/04

09/07/04

09/15/04

$0.15

04/27/04

06/07/04

06/15/04

$0.15

01/27/04

03/05/04

03/15/04

$0.15

Praxair Common Stock Split

Effective Date: December 15, 2003

2 for 1 stock split

Declaration Date

RECORD DATE

PAYABLE DATE

AMOUNT PER SHARE

2003 Dividends

10/27/03

12/05/03

12/15/03

$0.27

07/22/03

09/05/03

09/15/03

$0.215

04/22/03

06/06/03

06/16/03

$0.215

01/28/03

03/07/03

03/17/03

$0.215

2002 Dividends

10/22/02

12/06/02

12/16/02

$0.19

07/23/02

09/06/02

09/16/02

$0.19

04/23/02

06/07/02

06/17/02

$0.19

01/22/02

03/07/02

03/15/02

$0.19

2001 Dividends

10/23/01

12/07/01

12/17/01

$0.17

07/24/01

09/07/01

09/17/01

$0.17

04/24/01

06/07/01

06/17/01

$0.17

01/30/01

03/07/01

03/17/01

$0.17

2000 Dividends

10/24/00

12/07/00

12/15/00

$0.155

07/25/00

09/08/00

09/15/00

$0.155

04/25/00

06/07/00

06/15/00

$0.155

01/25/00

03/07/00

03/15/00

$0.155

1999 Dividends

10/26/99

12/07/99

12/15/99

$0.14

07/27/99

09/07/99

09/15/99

$0.14

04/27/99

06/07/99

06/15/99

$0.14

01/26/99

03/05/99

03/15/99

$0.14

1998 Dividends

10/27/98

12/07/98

12/15/98

$0.125

07/21/98

09/08/98

09/15/98

$0.125

04/28/98

06/05/98

06/15/98

$0.125

01/27/98

03/06/98

03/15/98

$0.125

1997 Dividends

10/21/97

12/05/97

12/15/97

$0.11

07/22/97

09/08/97

09/15/97

$0.11

04/29/97

06/06/97

06/16/97

$0.11

01/21/97

03/07/97

03/17/97

$0.11

1996 Dividends

10/22/96

12/06/96

12/16/96

$0.095

07/23/96

09/09/96

09/16/96

$0.095

04/17/96

06/07/96

06/15/96

$0.095

01/23/96

03/07/96

03/15/96

$0.095

1995 Dividends

10/24/95

12/07/95

12/15/95

$0.08

07/25/95

09/08/95

09/15/95

$0.08

04/19/95

06/07/95

06/15/95

$0.08

01/24/95

03/07/95

03/15/95

$0.08

1994 Dividends

10/25/94

12/07/94

12/15/94

$0.07

07/18/94

09/08/94

09/15/94

$0.07

04/20/94

06/07/94

06/15/94

$0.07

01/25/94

03/07/94

03/15/94

$0.07

1993 Dividends

12/02/93

12/10/93

12/15/93

$0.0625

07/27/93

09/09/93

09/15/93

$0.0625

05/25/93

06/07/93

06/15/93

$0.0625

01/26/93

03/05/93

03/15/93

$0.0625

1992 Dividends

11/24/92

12/07/92

12/15/92

$0.0625

07/21/92

09/08/92

09/15/92

$0.0625

Determining the cost basis on Praxair's spin-off stock:
Praxair shares were distributed to Union Carbide shareholders on a 1-for-1 basis by Union Carbide on June 30, 1992. 58.39% of the original cost basis in Union Carbide became the new basis in Praxair. 41.61% of the original basis became the new basis for Union Carbide.