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(Archived) Praxair Posts Monthly Business Trends for May 2006

DANBURY, Conn., June 20, 2006 — Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) today is posting a report on May 2006 business trends on its web site, www.praxair.com, in the "Investors" section. The report compares May's sales with those of the same month in the prior year, briefly highlighting market and other factors impacting the business.

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.

Contacts


Juan Pelaez, Praxair, Inc.
Director, Investor Relations

Bernard Wang, Linde AG

Lisa Esneault, Praxair, Inc.
Vice President, Global Communications & Public Relations

Dr. Frank Herkenhoff, Linde AG