Praxair Declares Dividend in Fourth Quarter 2008

Praxair Declares Dividend in Fourth Quarter 2008

October 29, 2008

DANBURY, Conn., October 29, 2008 — The board of directors of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has declared a quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share, unchanged from the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2008 to shareholders of record on December 5, 2008.

Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2007 sales of $9.4 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:
Susan Szita Gore

Email: susan_szita-gore@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2311

Investor Relations Contact:
Elizabeth Hirsch

Email: liz_hirsch@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2354