Praxair Executive to Address Credit Suisse Conference

Praxair Executive to Address Credit Suisse Conference

September 14, 2006

DANBURY, Conn., September 14, 2006 — Ricardo S. Malfitano, Executive vice president of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), will address the Credit Suisse Chemical Conference in New York on Wednesday, September 20, at 9:00 am ET.

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 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.

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