Airgas Announces Director Election Results of 2012 Annual Stockholder Meeting

  Airgas Announces Director Election Results of 2012 Annual Stockholder

Business Wire

RADNOR, Pa. -- August 14, 2012

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today announced that, based upon certified results
following today's Annual Meeting of Stockholders, all four of Airgas' nominees
have been elected to the Airgas Board of Directors. The Company noted that
each of its nominees, James W. Hovey, Michael L. Molinini, Paula A. Sneed, and
David M. Stout, received the support of 91% or more of the shares voted.
Broadridge, the independent Inspector of Elections, certified the results of
the stockholder vote at Airgas' 2012 Annual Meeting.

Following the annual meeting, consistent with the leadership transition
announced on May 3, 2012, the Board of Directors unanimously elected company
founder Peter McCausland as Executive Chairman of the Board, and Michael L.
Molinini as President and CEO.

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is the largest U.S.
distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as
welding equipment and supplies. Airgas is also a leading U.S. producer of
atmospheric gases, carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the
largest U.S. distributors of safety products, and a leading U.S. distributor
of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. More than 15,000
employees work in approximately 1,100 locations, including branches, retail
stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and
distribution centers. Airgas also markets its products and services through
eBusiness, catalog and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong local
presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For more
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Airgas, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Barry Strzelec, 610-902-6256
Media Contact:
Doug Sherman, 610-902-6270
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