Praxair Executives to Address Investors

Praxair Executives to Address Investors

May 05, 2006

DANBURY, Conn., May 5, 2006 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) will host an Investor Day on Thursday, May 11, 2006, beginning at 8:00 am Eastern time in New York City. The company's senior executives and a number of key operating business leaders will address analysts and investors.

Company management will discuss the company's strong growth outlook, its competitive advantages, and focused business strategy designed to maximize return on capital, thereby creating shareholder value.

An audio webcast and the presentation materials will be available on Praxair's website at www.praxair.com/investors on May 11, 2006. A replay will be available after the conclusion of the conference on the internet and by telephone as follows:

Webcast:

Listen-only mode via Internet broadcast from Praxairs web site at www.praxair.com/investors, beginning at 8:00 am ET, May 11, 2006

Dial-in number:

(617) 213-8860 – Passcode:  24702222

Web replay:

Will be available on May 12, 2006 at www.praxair.com/investors

Telephone replay:

Will be available for one week, beginning at 7:00 pm ET on May 11, 2006.  

Replay number:

(617) 801-6888 – Passcode: 72758726

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. 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