Praxair Declares Dividend in Third Quarter 2005

Praxair Declares Dividend in Third Quarter 2005

July 27, 2005

DANBURY, Conn., July 26, 2005 — The board of directors of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) today declared a quarterly dividend of 18 cents per share, payable on September 15, 2005 to shareholders of record on September 7, 2005.

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. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.

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Phone: 1-203-837-2448

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Kelcey Hoyt

Email: kelcey_hoyt@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2118