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News ReleaseAir Products Appoints Richard Boocock Vice President, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer

June 26, 2008 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) has named Richard Boocock vice president, Information Technology and Chief Information Officer. He succeeds Glenn Beck, who has retired from the company. Most recently, Boocock served as vice president, Tonnage Gases Europe and Middle East.

Boocock joined Air Products in 1982 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program. He spent a good part of his 26-year career with the company in various engineering and business management positions within the Tonnage Gas and Sale of Equipment businesses. Boocock led the Electronics business in Europe from 1995-2000 and subsequently headed the European arm of the global information technology function. In 2001 Boocock transferred to Air Products’ corporate headquarters in the U.S. as global program lead for the implementation of SAP into Air Products worldwide and completed the first four successful releases of SAP.

Boocock graduated from Birmingham University in 1982 with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) I degree in chemical engineering and later received an M.B.A. from Henley Management College. He is a member of the Institute of Chemical Engineers. A biography and downloadable photo are available in Air Products’ online Press Room at

Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. 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. Air Products has annual revenues of $10 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 22,000 employees around the globe. For more information, visit  

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