Gerald Miller Named President of Praxair Services, Inc.

Gerald Miller Named President of Praxair Services, Inc.

December 20, 2005

DANBURY, Conn., December 20, 2005 — Praxair Services, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), has appointed Gerald Miller president, effective January 1, 2006. Miller will be responsible for the continued growth and profitability of the business which includes process and pipeline services and leak detection and integrity assessment for storage tanks and pipelines.

“We are pleased to have Gerald join our team, where he brings broad experience and fine-tuned management skills to the position,” said Joe Cappello, vice president of Helium, Rare Gases and Praxair Services, Inc.

Miller joined Praxair in 1989 as an applications engineer and subsequently held positions in engineering, sales, and customer service management in the East Region for the North American Industrial Gases (NAIG) merchant business. In 2000, he was appointed global product manager of Helium and Rare Gases. Most recently, he was national product manager of atmospheric gases for NAIG.

A graduate of Auburn University with a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering, Miller earned his master’s degree in business administration from Kennesaw State University.

Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2004 sales of $6.6 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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