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Praxair Named One Of America's Best Employers For Women By Forbes

DANBURY, Conn., August 7, 2018 – Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX) has been named one of the best U.S. employers for women by Forbes. The list was compiled based on the results of an independent survey of 40,000 people across the U.S., working at companies with at least 1,000 employees.

“We are honored to be named by Forbes as one of the best employers for women in 2018,” said David Strauss, vice president and chief human resources officer for Praxair. “Commitment to gender diversity is not an option, it is a necessity. This recognition demonstrates our dedication to creating a workplace that values diverse perspectives and believes that a variety of experiences result in a more productive work environment.”

The survey was conducted independent of any employer input. Employees were asked to provide anonymous feedback and to rate their organizations on criteria such as working conditions, diversity and how likely they would be to recommend their employer to others. Forbes then asked female respondents to rate their employers on factors such as parental leave, discrimination and pay equity. The final list includes the 300 employers that both scored the highest on the survey and have the most gender-diverse boards and executive ranks.

About Praxair

Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2017 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 15 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospacechemicalsfood and beverageelectronicsenergyhealthcare, manufacturing, primary metals and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.praxair.com.

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