Praxair Posts Monthly Business Trends for February 2006

Praxair Posts Monthly Business Trends for February 2006

March 21, 2006

DANBURY, Conn., March 21, 2006 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) today is posting a report on February's 2006 business trends in the "Investors" section on its web site, www.praxair.com/investors. The report compares February'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 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