Praxair Declares Quarterly Dividend in Second Quarter 2006

Praxair Declares Quarterly Dividend in Second Quarter 2006

April 25, 2006

DANBURY, Conn., April 25, 2006 — The board of directors of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has declared a quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share. The dividend is payable on June 15, 2006 to shareholders of record on June 7, 2006.

Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2005 sales of $7.7 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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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