Praxair Selected for Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index

Praxair Selected for Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index

October 02, 2008

DANBURY, Conn., October 2, 2008 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has been included in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) 2008 Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index. This index, comprised of only 67 companies among 500 of the world’s largest corporations, recognizes leaders in climate change disclosure practices, based on their responses to an annual CDP questionnaire.

“Our selection for this index recognizes Praxair’s transparency in reporting its greenhouse gas emissions goals and performance, while identifying potential risks and opportunities,” said Riva Krut, Praxair’s director of sustainability. Praxair’s response to the CDP questionnaire can be found on the company’s web site, www.praxair.com, in the Corporate Responsibility section.

The Carbon Disclosure Project, founded in 2000, represents 385 institutional investors worldwide with more than $57 trillion in assets under management. An independent, non-profit organization, CDP collects climate change data from more than 1550 major corporations around the globe and has assembled the largest corporate greenhouse gas emissions database in the world.

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. 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