Praxair EVP to Address Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference

Praxair EVP to Address Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference

May 13, 2008

DANBURY, Conn., May 13, 2008 — Ricardo S. Malfitano, executive vice president of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), will address the Goldman Sachs Basic Materials Conference 2008 in New York on Wednesday, May 21, at 10:00 a.m. EDT.

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 one of 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, process and specialty 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:
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