Praxair Posts Monthly Business Trends for November 2005

Praxair Posts Monthly Business Trends for November 2005

December 20, 2005

DANBURY, Conn., December 19, 2005 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) today is posting a report on November 2005 business trends on its web site, www.praxair.com, in the "Investors" section. The report compares November's sales with those of the same month in the prior year, briefly highlighting market and other factors impacting the business.

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