DANBURY, Conn., February 18, 2005 — Ricardo S. Malfitano, senior vice president for Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX), will address the Morgan Stanley Basic Materials Conference in New York on February 23, 2005, at 9:00 am Eastern Time.
Malfitano will discuss Praxair’s growth strategies and business outlook.
An audio webcast and presentation will be available on Praxair’s web site at www.praxair.com/investors. A replay will also be available after the presentation.
Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2004 sales of $6.6 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies bring productivity and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.