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Praxair Named to CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List™ for 2013

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Praxair Named to CR Magazine's 100 Best Corporate Citizens List™ for 2013

12:00 EDT Tuesday, April 16, 2013

DANBURY, Conn. (Business Wire) -- Corporate Responsibility Magazine (CR Magazine) has named Praxair (NYSE: PX) to its 100 Best Corporate Citizens List for 2012, a top ranking of corporate responsibility leaders based on publicly available information.

Praxair was named among the top 25 companies of the “100 Best Corporate Citizens” selected from the Russell 1000® Index. The company's selection was based on rankings in several categories including climate change, employee relations, environmental, financial, governance, human rights and philanthropy. Data for this list was provided by the environmental, social and governance firm, IW Financial, and the Corporate Responsibility Officers Association- a professional society focused on advancing corporate responsibility within companies worldwide -governed the methodology.

“We are very proud to be recognized by CR Magazine for our leadership and achievements in corporate citizenship and sustainable development,” said Riva Krut, vice president and chief sustainability officer for Praxair. “Sustainable development is a core element of our culture and integral to our business strategy as well as a major source of employee engagement,” Krut added.

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc. is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2012 sales of $11 billion. 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, laboratories, manufacturing, metals, universities, water/wastewater and others. More information on Praxair, Inc. is available on the internet at www.praxair.com

About CR Magazine

CR Magazine is the voice of the corporate responsibility profession covering case studies, best practices, and trends in the five primary segments of the CR profession: governance, risk, compliance; environmental sustainability; corporate social responsibility; philanthropy; and workforce/diversity.

Praxair, Inc.
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Kelcey Hoyt, 203-837-2118
kelcey_hoyt@praxair.com
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Jacqueline Hunt, 203-837-2663
jacqueline_hunt@praxair.com

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