hybris Tapped by Airgas to Drive its Expanding B2B Commerce Channel

hybris Tapped by Airgas to Drive its Expanding B2B Commerce Channel

hybris B2B Commerce Platform Will Help Enable Airgas to Provide Best-in-Class
e-Commerce Experience to Its Customers

CHICAGO, Sept. 25, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- hybris, an SAP company, and the
world's fastest-growing commerce platform provider, today announced that
Airgas, Inc. (NYSE:ARG), a leading supplier of industrial, medical and
specialty gases as well as hardgoods and related products in the U.S., has
chosen hybris Commerce Suite for B2B to enhance its digital interactions with
its diverse B2B customer base.

Airgas is enhancing its web and e-commerce tools to enable customers to
interact and transact with the company at any time and across all channels,
including mobile and social touchpoints, and to provide customers with the
information they need online to manage their gas and hardgoods supply chains.

"We selected hybris because its B2B commerce and mobile platform capabilities
will help us most effectively meet our current and future e-commerce needs,"
said Kelly Justice, Airgas Senior Vice President – e-Business and Marketing.
"It's critical that we make the right business tools available online so
customers can find information on our products and services, place and track
orders, research order history, receive and pay invoices and more. The hybris
platform will enable this enhanced digital interaction with our customers,
allowing us to expand our already best-in-class service into a comprehensive
multi-channel experience."

With more B2B brands eyeing e-commerce as a way to drive revenues, improve
efficiency and increase customer engagement, hybris is leading the charge to
deliver single-source B2B commerce technology designed for the rigors of
today's marketplace. Robust mobile capabilities bring an added dimension to
the technology, enabling brands to offer fully integrated mobile experiences
to existing and new generations of customers.

"Airgas is in an ideal position in the marketplace to lead its industry in the
use of innovative multi-channel commerce tools," said Steven Kramer, Executive
Vice President Sales Americas at hybris. "With hybris Commerce Suite for B2B,
Airgas will have the technology it needs to drive its current online strategy
and provide a buying process for its industrial gas and related products in
the digital space."

About hybris, an SAP company

hybris helps businesses around the globe sell more goods, services and digital
content through every touchpoint, channel and device. hybris delivers
OmniCommerce™: state-of-the-art master data management for commerce and
unified commerce processes that give a business a single view of its
customers, products and orders, and its customers a single view of the
business. hybris' omni-channel software is built on a single platform, based
on open standards, that is agile to support limitless innovation, efficient to
drive the best TCO, and scalable and extensible to be the last commerce
platform companies will ever need. Both principal industry analyst firms rank
hybris as a "leader" and list its commerce platform among the top two or three
in the market. The same software is available on-premise, on-demand and
managed hosted, giving merchants of all sizes maximum flexibility. Over 500
companies have chosen hybris, including global B2B sites W.W.Grainger, Rexel,
General Electric, Thomson Reuters and 3M as well as consumer brands Toys"R"Us
UK, Metro, Bridgestone, Levi's, Nikon, Galeries Lafayette, Migros, Nespresso
and Lufthansa. hybris is the future of commerce™. For more information, visit

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
e-Business, catalog and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong
local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For
more information, please visit www.airgas.com.

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