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Air Liquide : Combined Shareholders’ Meeting on May 7th 2013



  Air Liquide : Combined Shareholders’ Meeting on May 7th 2013

Business Wire

PARIS -- February 18, 2013

Regulatory News :

The Combined Shareholders’ Meeting of Air Liquide (Paris:AI) will be held in
Paris on Tuesday, May 7^th 2013, starting at 3 p.m., on first notice, in the
Palais des Congrès, 2 place Porte Maillot, 75017 PARIS.

The preliminary meeting notice was published today in the legal gazette (BALO
- Bulletin des annonces légales et obligatoires). It includes the Meeting
agenda, the draft resolutions that the Board of Directors plans to submit to a
vote of shareholders, and instructions for attending, voting and exercising
shareholder rights.

The preliminary meeting notice can be consulted online on the Group’s website
in the Shareholders section: www.airliquide.com. All the information
concerning the Meeting will also be available on this website.

The Combined Shareholders’ Meeting provides an opportunity to present the
Group’s strategy and its development prospects. All shareholders are invited
to vote either by attending the Shareholders’ Meeting in person or by voting
by correspondence or by proxy. As is the case each year, they can choose to
vote by sending the voting form back. In 2013, Air Liquide is also offering
its shareholders the possibility of voting by Internet, prior to the Meeting.
The participation of every shareholder is essential.

The notice of meeting will be published in the BALO on March 18^th 2013. As a
result, the meeting invitation documents (including the voting form) will be
sent out to shareholders according to the legal and regulatory requirements as
from that date. All the preparatory documents will also be held at the
disposal of shareholders at Shareholder Services, 75 quai d’Orsay, 75321 Paris
Cedex 07 and published on the Group’s website www.airliquide.com, Shareholders
section, according to legal and regulatory requirements.

The Shareholders’ Meeting will be webcast live and available via playback on
the Group’s website. Follow the Combined Shareholders’ Meeting live on
twitter: https://twitter.com/airliquidegroup

Air Liquide is the world leader in gases for industry, health and the
environment, and is present in 80 countries with close to 50,000 employees.
Oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and rare gases have been at the core of Air
Liquide’s activities since its creation in 1902. Using these molecules, Air
Liquide continuously reinvents its business, anticipating the needs of current
and future markets. The Group innovates for the good of society while
delivering growth and consistent performance.

Innovative technologies that curb polluting emissions, lower industry’s energy
use, recover and reuse natural resources or develop the energies of tomorrow,
such as hydrogen, biofuels or photovoltaic energy… Oxygen for hospitals, home
healthcare, fighting nosocomial infections… Air Liquide combines many products
and technologies to develop valuable applications and services not only for
its customers but also for society.

A partner for the long term, Air Liquide relies on employee commitment,
customer trust and shareholder support to pursue its vision of sustainable,
competitive growth. The diversity of Air Liquide’s teams, businesses, markets
and geographic presence provides a solid and sustainable base for its
development and strengthens its ability to push back its own limits, conquer
new territories and build its future.

Air Liquide explores the best that air can offer to preserve life, staying
true to its Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable development
approach. In 2012, the Group’s revenues amounted to € 15.3 billion of which
82% were generated outside France. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext
stock exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones
Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.

Air Liquide share ownership
(as at December 31, 2012)

  * 37% of the capital  held by  individual shareholders
  * 44% of the capital held by non-French institutional investors
  * 19% of the capital held by French institutional investors

Upcoming dates

First quarter 2013 revenue:
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
Combined Shareholders’ Meeting:
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Dividend ex date*:
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Dividend payment date*:
Wednesday, May 22, 2013*

* subject to the necessary approvals at the next Combined Shareholders’
Meeting

                              www.airliquide.com
                    Follow us on Twitter @AirLiquideGroup

Contact:

Air Liquide
Corporate Communications
Corinne Estrade-Bordry
+ 33 (0)1 40 62 51 31
or
Garance Bertrand
+33 (0)1 40 62 59 62
or
Investor Relations
Virginia Jeanson
+33 (0)1 40 62 57 37
or
Annie Fournier
+33 (0)1 40 62 57 18
or
Shareholder Services
Laurent Dublanchet
+33 (0)1 40 62 51 86
or
Romain Boizette
+33 (0)1 40 62 53 61
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