Praxair CFO to Address Nomura Conference

Praxair CFO to Address Nomura Conference

March 20, 2009

DANBURY, Conn., March 20, 2009 — James S. Sawyer, executive vice president and chief financial officer of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), will address the Nomura Global Chemical Industry Leaders Conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, UK on Thursday, March 26 at 6:00 a.m. EDT; 10:00 a.m. GMT.

Sawyer 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 the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2008 sales of $10.8 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 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