Praxair Announces Conference Call Details on Fourth-Quarter 2008 Earnings

Praxair Announces Conference Call Details on Fourth-Quarter 2008 Earnings

January 05, 2009

DANBURY, Conn., January 5, 2009 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) announces the following details for its fourth-quarter earnings release and teleconference call, which will be open to the public and to the media in listen-only mode.

 Earnings release: Wednesday, January 28, 2009, before the market opens 
 Teleconference:  Wednesday, January 28, 2009, 11:00 am ET
 Dial-in number:  (857) 3501602 — Passcode: 85820735
Webcast:   Listen-only mode via Internet broadcast from Praxair's web site
 Web replay:  Will be available beginning at 2:00 pm ET on Wednesday, January 28, 2009
 Telephone replay:  Will be available for one week, beginning at 1:00 pm ET on Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Replay number is:   (617) 801-6888 — Passcode: 72861660

Presentation materials that will be used during the teleconference will be available on Wednesday, January 28, 2009.

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, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair is a recognized leader in the commercialization of new technologies that bring productivity and environmental benefits to a diverse group of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, electronics, energy, food and beverage, 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