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News ReleaseAir Products Appoints Phil Sproger Director Of Investor Relations

Alex Masetti Named North America Refining and Process Industries VP

June 23, 2004 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) has named Phil Sproger to the position of director, Investor Relations, effective July 2004. He will succeed Alex Masetti, who has been appointed regional vice president – Refining and Process Industries, North America.

Sproger has over 20 years of experience with Air Products, holding diverse business assignments both domestically and internationally within Gases and Equipment standard plants, on-sites, Energy and Process Industries (EPI), environmental and energy systems, packaged gases and customer service. Most recently, he led the company's European tonnage gases business.

In his new role, Masetti will be responsible for North American commercial activities for pipeline, merchant, and on-site products within Air Products' EPI growth platform. He joined the company in 1981 and has held a variety of technical, commercial, and management positions in the U.S. and Asia before becoming director, Investor Relations in 2000.

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Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in technology, energy, healthcare and industrial markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of products, services and solutions, providing atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials and chemical intermediates. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment. With annual revenues of $6.3 billion and operations in over 30 countries, the company's 18,500 employees build lasting relationships with their customers and communities based on understanding, integrity and passion. For more information, visit  

***NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements. Actual results could vary materially, due to changes in current expectations.

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    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
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    (610) 481-2729
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