Michael Phelps & Coach Bob Bowman Partner with Aqua Sphere, Subsidiary of Aqua Lung (Air Liquide Group)

  Michael Phelps & Coach Bob Bowman Partner with AquaSphere, Subsidiary of
  Aqua Lung (Air Liquide Group)

Business Wire

PARIS -- August 7, 2014

Regulatory News :

Air Liquide (Paris:AI) :

Aqua Sphere, swimming equipment manufacturer, has just announced the formation
of a long term strategic partnership with the world’s most decorated swimmer
Michael Phelps, and Hall of Fame Coach, Bob Bowman, to develop a global swim
brand.

This partnership will result in the development of innovative products that
are accessible to a broader range of swimmers and non-swimmers across the full
swimming lifecycle. The line will include a diverse collection of swim
products and accessories designed for every level of swimmer with a focus on
comfort and performance.

Aqua Sphere will utilize its design, development and manufacturing expertise
and leverage the company’s international distribution channels and retail
partnerships with parent company, Aqua Lung, for a global footprint in more
than 90 countries.

The partnership will also strive to help address the global need for
water-safety and learn-to-swim initiatives.

Aqua Sphere is the premier swimming equipment manufacturer for fitness and
recreational swimming, aquatic exercise and triathlons with a global footprint
in more than 90 countries. Aqua Sphere is part of AquaLung which is the
leading global designer and manufacturer of dive gear and aquatic equipment.
Aqua Lung is a subsidiary of the Air Liquide group, world leader in gases,
technologies and services for Industry and Health, present in 80 countries
with more than 50,000 employees.www.airliquide.com

World leader in gases, technologies and services for Industry and Health, Air
Liquide is present in 80 countries with more than 50,000 employees and serves
more than 2 million customers and patients. Oxygen, nitrogen and hydrogen have
been at the core of the company’s activities since its creation in 1902. Air
Liquide’s ambition is to be the leader in its industry, delivering long-term
performance and acting responsibly.

Air Liquide ideas create value over the long term. At the core of the
company’s development are the commitment and constant inventiveness of its
people.

Air Liquide anticipates the challenges of its markets, invests locally and
globally, and delivers high-quality solutions to its customers and patients,
and the scientific community.

The company relies on competitiveness in its operations, targeted investments
in growing markets and innovation to deliver profitable growth over the
long-term.

Air Liquide’s revenues amounted to € 15.2 billion in 2013, and its solutions
that protect life and the environment represented around 40% of sales. Air
Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock exchange (compartment A) and is
a member of the CAC40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx 50 indexes.

                              www.airliquide.com
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Contact:

Air Liquide
Corporate Communications
Garance Bertrand, +33 (0)1 40 62 59 62
or
Anne Michaud, +33 (0)1 40 62 50 59
or
Aqua Sphere
Olivier Laguette, +1 760 597 5054
 
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