Praxair Executives to Speak at Investor Conferences

Praxair Executives to Speak at Investor Conferences

March 29, 2004

DANBURY, CONN., March 29, 2004 — James S. Sawyer, senior vice president and chief financial officer of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX), will address the Merrill Lynch Chemical Conference in New York on March 31, 2004, at 9:30 am Eastern Time. The presentation slides and an audio webcast will be available on the internet at www.praxair.com/investors on March 31, 2004.

Dennis H. Reilley, chairman, president and chief executive officer of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX), will address the Lehman Brothers Global Chemical Industry Leaders Conference on April 1, 2004, at 9:15 am in Lisbon, Portugal (3:15 am U.S Eastern Time). The presentation slides will be available on the Internet on April 1, 2004 at www.praxair.com/investors. An audio replay will be available beginning Monday, April 5, 2004.

Both executives will speak about the company’s business strategy, growth prospects and current business outlook.

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.

Contact
Media Contact:
Jason Stewart

Email: jason_stewart@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2448

Investor Relations Contact:
Kelcey Hoyt

Email: kelcey_hoyt@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2118