Praxair Recognized for Environmental, Social and Governance Excellence; Selected for the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index and

  Praxair Recognized for Environmental, Social and Governance Excellence;
  Selected for the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index and STOXX North America ESG
  Leaders 50 for Third Consecutive Year

Business Wire

DANBURY, Conn. -- December 6, 2013

Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has been named to the STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index
and STOXX North America ESG Leaders 50 for the third consecutive year,
recognizing the company’s excellent environmental, social and governance (ESG)
performance. Praxair was also named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World
Index and the CDP’s Global 500 Climate Disclosure Leadership Index earlier
this year.

"We are proud to have been recognized once again by the STOXX Global ESG
Leaders Index for our global commitment to environmental and social
sustainability,” said Praxair Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Steve
Angel. “This latest recognition is a direct result of the accomplishments of
our employees around the world. Our commitment to sustainable development has
resulted in significant environmental, social and business benefits for our
customers, our communities and our company.”

The STOXX Global ESG Leaders Index is made up of a series of ESG indices,
which are based on sustainability data provided by Sustainalytics, a global
provider of ESG research and analysis serving the responsible investment and
socially responsible investment markets. Selections to the indices are made
through a fully transparent and rule-based process that rates companies based
upon stringent ESG criteria.

Praxair’s global sustainable development program helps customers worldwide
improve their environmental performance and carbon footprint and also reduces
Praxair’s own environmental resource intensity. The program is also helping
drive productivity savings across the company and in 2012 sustainable
productivity savings related to reductions in energy, fuel, water or waste
contributed 25 percent of total productivity benefits. Employees worked on
more than 1,750 projects in 2012 that saved 800 million kilowatt-hours of
electricity, 300 million gallons of water and approximately 500,000 metric
tons of CO[2].

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 250 company with 2012 sales of $11 billion, is the
largest industrial gases company in North and South America and one of the
largest worldwide. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric,
process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair
products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by
bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of
industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics,
energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and many others. More information
about Praxair, Inc. is available at www.praxair.com.

Contact:

Praxair, Inc.
Media
Jason Stewart, 203-837-2448
jason_stewart@praxair.com
or
Investors
Kelcey Hoyt, 203-837-2118
kelcey_hoyt@praxair.com