DANBURY, Conn., October 24, 2006 — The board of directors of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has declared a quarterly dividend of 25 cents per share. The dividend is payable on December 15, 2006 to shareholders of record on December 7, 2006.
Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2005 sales of $7.7 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric and process gases, and high-performance surface coatings. More information on Praxair is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.