Praxair Declares Dividend in Third Quarter 2004

Praxair Declares Dividend in Third Quarter 2004

July 27, 2004

DANBURY, Conn., July 27, 2004 — The board of directors of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) declared a quarterly dividend of 15 cents per share, payable on September 15, 2004 to shareholders of record on September 7, 2004.

Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2003 sales of $5.6 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric and process gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.

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Jason Stewart

Email: jason_stewart@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2448

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Kelcey Hoyt

Email: kelcey_hoyt@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2118