Praxair Executive To Address Morgan Stanley Conference

Praxair Executive To Address Morgan Stanley Conference

February 18, 2005

DANBURY, Conn., February 18, 2005 — Ricardo S. Malfitano, senior vice president for Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), will address the Morgan Stanley Basic Materials Conference in New York on February 23, 2005, at 9:00 am Eastern Time.

Malfitano will discuss Praxair’s growth strategies and business outlook.

An audio webcast and presentation will be available on Praxair’s web site at www.praxair.com/investors. A replay will also be available after the presentation.

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, process and specialty 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