Airgas Receives Two CGA Fleet Safety Awards for Cylinder and Bulk Vehicle Fleets

  Airgas Receives Two CGA Fleet Safety Awards for Cylinder and Bulk Vehicle

        Cylinder Vehicle Fleet Awarded for the Fourth Consecutive Year

Business Wire

RADNOR, Pa. -- April 29, 2013

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today announced that it has been awarded two Fleet
Safety Excellence Awards by the Compressed Gas Association (CGA), the U.S.
industrial, specialty and medical gas industry’s standard-setting organization
for the promotion of safety standards and safe practices. The first award
honored Airgas’ cylinder vehicle fleet and the second award recognized Airgas’
bulk vehicle fleet.

During a ceremony in Scottsdale, AZ, on behalf of Airgas’ fleet of 5,000
professional drivers, John Anderson, Airgas’ Director of DOT Operations,
accepted the Cylinder Vehicle Fleet award, and Mark Penaherrera, Vice
President of Safety Compliance and Regulatory Affairs for Airgas Merchant
Gases, accepted the Bulk Vehicle Fleet award.

The CGA calculates its Fleet Safety awards on a CGA member company’s total
vehicle accident frequency rate per million miles driven during the year. The
CGA recognizes one small fleet and one large fleet in each of the Bulk Vehicle
and Cylinder Vehicle categories; Airgas won the large fleet award in both

“We are honored to be recognized by the CGA for having the best safety record
among large cylinder gas and bulk fleets,” said Michael Molinini, Airgas
President and CEO. “In 2012, our drivers certainly went the distance —
covering more than 128 million miles while safely meeting the needs of our
cylinder and bulk gas customers. Safety is of the utmost importance in our
industry and a top priority for Airgas. We’re very proud of our drivers and
their dedication to driving and serving our customers safely.”

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation’s
leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods,
such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S.
producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading
producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest
U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier 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.
Media Contact:
Doug Sherman, 610-902-6270
Investor Contact:
Barry Strzelec, 610-902-6256
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