AirLiquide: Share buyback Business Wire PARIS -- February 22, 2013 Regulatory News: AirLiquide (Paris:AI) has decided to sign a share purchase agreement with a financial institution in the scope of its share buy-back program, which was approved at the Combined Shareholders Meeting of May 9, 2012. The terms of the Contract, signed on February 22, 2013, set a volume of 1,200,000 AirLiquide shares. In addition, the maximum price set in the contract does not exceed the limits authorized by the Combined Shareholders Meeting of May 9, 2012 and the Board of Directors held on February 13, 2013. Air Liquide is the world leader in gases for industry, health and the environment, and is present in 80countries with close to 50,000employees. 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. AirLiquide 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. www.airliquide.com Contact: AirLiquide Direction de la Communication: Corinne Estrade-Bordry +33 (0)1 40 62 51 31 Relations Investisseurs: Virginia Jeanson +33 (0)1 40 62 57 37 Annie Fournier +33 (0)1 40 62 57 18 Direction Finance et Trésorerie: Jacques Molgo +33 (0)1 40 62 57 75
Air Liquide: Share buyback
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