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Air Liquide Issues €700 Million of Bonds

  Air Liquide Issues €700 Million of Bonds

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PARIS -- June 10, 2013

Regulatory News :

Air Liquide (Paris:AI) Finance issued bonds for a total amount of €700
million. The notes are issued in three series:

Amount        Tenor    Coupon
€250 million   2 years   Floating Rate, Euribor 3 months^(1) + 0.15%
€200 million   3 years   Floating Rate, Euribor 3 months^(1) + 0.20%
€250 million   6 years   Fixed Rate, coupon of 1.50% p.a.

These notes, fully guaranteed by L’Air Liquide SA, were issued under the
Group’s €9 billion Euro Medium Term Note (EMTN) program renewed on June 6,
2013.
This recent transaction brings the total outstanding amount of bonds issued to
approximately €5.4 billion, with an average maturity of 6 years.

Proceeds from the bond allow the Group to anticipate the refinancing of June
2013 maturities, and to fund its development while benefiting from very
favorable market conditions. The Group’s capital structure remains very solid
and this transaction further strengthens its liquidity.

(1) The level of the Euribor 3 months was 0,204% as of June 10, 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 profitable 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 €15.3billion 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.

Upcoming events

First half 2013 revenue and results:
Tuesday, July 30, 2013

                              www.airliquide.com

Contact:

Air Liquide
Corporate Communications
Corinne Estrade-Bordry
+33 (0)1 40 62 51 31
ou
Garance Bertrand
+33 (0)1 40 62 59 62
ou
Investor Relations
Virginia Jeanson
+33 (0)1 40 62 57 37
ou
Annie Fournier
+33 (0)1 40 62 57 18
ou
Group Financing & Treasury
Jacques Molgo
+33 (0)1 40 62 57 75
ou
Edouard Neyrand
+33 (0)1 40 62 57 08
 
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