Praxair Distribution, Inc. Celebrates the Opening of a New Store in Warwick, R.I.

Praxair Distribution, Inc. Celebrates the Opening of a New Store in Warwick, R.I.

June 22, 2012

DANBURY, Conn. and WARWICK R.I. – June 22, 2012 — Praxair Distribution, Inc., a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), today announced the opening of a new store in Warwick, R.I. that will meet the growing demand for packaged gases and related products. The facility will supply industrial and specialty gases as well as hardgoods, including welding equipment and supplies and safety products.

“We see an excellent opportunity to be successful in Warwick and contribute to the growth of its economy,” said John Panikar, president, Praxair Distribution. “We look forward to serving customers throughout the region who use our industrial gases, equipment, and related services for welding, calibrating lab equipment and other needs,” he added.

The store opening was attended by Mayor Scott Avedisian. “We are pleased to welcome such a highly-respected company like Praxair to Warwick,” Avedisian said. “Warwick’s central location and easy access to the highway, train and T.F. Green Airport make it an ideal place to do business. I am sure Praxair will be a fantastic addition to our community, and we look forward to developing a good working relationship to help them succeed and grow here.”

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 and process 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 is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.

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Media Contact:
Kristen McCarthy

Email: kristen_mccarthy@praxair.com

Phone: 1-203-837-2448

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Phone: 1-203-837-2118