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News ReleaseAir Products Announces Executive Moves

February 17, 2009 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) has made the following executive moves:

Patrick F. Loughlin was named vice president, Environment, Health, Safety and Quality, effective immediately. He will be responsible for establishing EH&S policies and standards, setting and tracking performance goals, and ensuring global consistency within the company’s EH&S and global Quality organizations. Loughlin joined Air Products in 1988 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program and subsequently held various commercial, operations and plant management positions in North America, Europe and Asia. He most recently held the position of director, EH&S–Americas. Loughlin received a B.S. degree in chemistry from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1981, an M.S. in chemical engineering from Rutgers University in 1992, and an M.S.M. degree in management of technology from The Georgia Institute of Technology in 1998. He succeeds Larry W. Allen, who will retire this month.

Wayne M. Mitchell has been named vice president, Global Business Support Services, effective March 2009. He will be responsible for leading this newly-formed organization in its efforts to drive efficiency and effectiveness into select activities within the company’s support areas, including Human Resources, Finance, Customer Engagement, Procurement, Order Management and Delivery Scheduling. Mitchell joined Air Products in 1988 and subsequently held various business, sales and marketing management positions within the company’s Chemicals businesses in North America, Europe and Asia. He most recently served as vice president and general manager, Performance Materials Division. Mitchell received a B.S. degree from the University of Christchurch, New Zealand in 1974.

Succeeding Mitchell is Patricia (Pam) A. Mattimore who will become vice president and general manager, Performance Materials, effective March 2009. She will have oversight responsibility for the global operations of Air Products’ Performance Materials Division, which combines the company’s technology and market leadership strengths in specialty surfactants, polyurethane catalysts and epoxy curing agents for the coatings, inks, adhesives, civil engineering, personal care, institutional and industrial cleaning, mining, oil field, polyurethane and other industries. Mattimore joined Air Products in 1982 as a participant in the company’s Career Development Program and subsequently held positions in applied research and development, standard plants, and sales and major accounts management. Mattimore has served as president, Air Products Electronic Chemicals and most recently held the position of vice president, Energy and Materials. Mattimore received a B.A. degree in chemical engineering from Lafayette College in 1982.

Succeeding Mattimore is Laurie K. Stewart who will become vice president, Energy and Materials, effective March 2009. She will be responsible for managing all aspects of global procurement and strategic sourcing efforts, which includes energy, capital, corporate and raw materials. She also will manage the Corporate Real Estate and General Services organizations. Stewart joined Air Products in 2003 as vice president and treasurer. She subsequently was named vice president and controller of Tonnage Gases, Equipment and Energy and most recently served as vice president of Global Decision Support. Prior to joining Air Products, Stewart held a broad range of financial positions at Marathon Oil Company and Pennzoil-Quaker State Company. She holds a B.S.B.A. degree in finance from Bowling Green University, graduated from the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program, and is a licensed Certified Public Accountant.

Complete biographies and downloadable photos are available in Air Products’ 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 over $10 billion, operations in more than 40 countries, and 21,000 employees around the globe. 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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