Praxair Declares Dividend in Second Quarter 2012

Praxair Declares Dividend in Second Quarter 2012

April 25, 2012

DANBURY, Conn., April 25, 2012 — The board of directors of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has declared a quarterly dividend of 55 cents per share, unchanged from the previous quarter.

The dividend is payable on June 15, 2012 to shareholders of record on June 7, 2012.

Praxair, Inc. is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2011 sales of $11 billion.  The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings.  Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency 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, Inc. is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.

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