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Air Products Named Corporate Citizen Role Model in China and Wins Green Chemical Award

   Air Products Named Corporate Citizen Role Model in China and Wins Green
                                Chemical Award

PR Newswire

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 16, 2014

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., Jan. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Air Products (NYSE: APD) has
recently been named "2013 Corporate Citizen Role Model" and received the Green
Chemical Award from China Petroleum and Chemical Industry Federation (CPCIF)
in recognition of its outstanding performance in sustainability.

CPCIF is a non-profit organization with membership covering more than 300
major companies, institutions and associations in China's petrochemical
industry. Aimed at increasing the awareness of corporate social
responsibility and driving the sustainable development of the petrochemical
industry, the federation held the "Beautiful Chemical" campaign earlier last
year and led the recent election of "Corporate Citizen Role Model" and
associated awards by professional evaluations of voluntary participating
companies.

Fifty-five state-owned, private and foreign-invested companies and 14
entrepreneurs were honored as role models and awarded in one of the five
categories: Green Chemical, Innovation, Responsible Care, Social
Responsibility and Outstanding Entrepreneur. The judging panel was comprised
of more than 20 industry experts, academicians and scholars who judged based
on criteria including corporate governance, employee rights and benefits,
environmental protection, safety, innovation, public communications and
corporate social responsibility. Air Products won the Green Chemical Award for
its sustained contribution to environmental protection, clean energy
technology promotion and social responsibility.

A responsible corporate citizen with a long-standing commitment to
sustainability, Air Products has been serving the China market for over 25
years with its leading-edge technologies and solutions to help customers
become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. For example, the
company's oxygen and oxy-fuel technologies enable glass and steel
manufacturers to improve product quality and enhance productivity while
reducing emissions. The company has also been driving the use of clean energy
and powered the official shuttle buses for the Beijing Olympic Games and
Guangzhou Asian Games with its hydrogen fueling technologies.

The social responsibility initiatives and activities that Air Products took
part in during 2013 included the sponsorship of 2013 China's National
University Chemistry Video Contest organized by the Association of
International Chemical Manufacturers. The company also worked with China
Chemical Society and Peking University to advocate green gas technologies
among university students for a better future and participated in the REACH
(Resiliency Education: Advocacy Collaboration & Hope) program to develop
teenagers' strengths in a middle school in Shanghai through non-traditional
subjects such as character, self-confidence, teamwork and emotional
resilience.

The company has recently received the 2013 Best Enterprise Public Image Award
in China and been rated as China's Top 100 IDEAL™ Employers 2013 by a group of
university students majoring in natural sciences and ranked Number 3 in the
area of "environmental sustainability."

About Air Products

Air Products (NYSE: APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases;
performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the
company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and
sustainable. Recognized as one of the world's most innovative companies by
both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 21,000 employees in over
50 countries supply effective solutions to the energy, environment and
emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen,
coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and
adhesives. In fiscal 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 billion. For more
information, visit www.airproducts.com. 

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe
harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995.
These forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable
expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding
important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ
materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking
statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including
risk factors described in the Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended
September 30, 2013.

SOURCE Air Products

Website: http://www.airproducts.com
Contact: Media Inquiries: (Asia) Jessica Cheng, (852) 2863-0585,
chengjs@airproducts.com, (U.S.)Robert Brown, (610) 481-1192,
brownrf@airproducts.com; Investor Inquiries: Simon Moore, (610) 481-7461,
mooresr@airproducts.com
 
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