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News ReleaseAir Products Earns Top Score on 2011 Corporate Equality Index

Rating Includes Recognition as Best Place to Work for LGBT Employees

November 17, 2010 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE: APD) has earned a rating of 100 percent on the 2011 Corporate Equality Index (CEI) and recognition as one of the Best Places to Work among the largest publicly-traded and privately-held U.S. employers from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) equality. Air Products is among 337 businesses that received top marks and the only industrial gas company to have participated in the HRC 9th annual survey.

“Air Products strives to be a company of choice for our colleagues, customers and communities,” said Shinder Dhillon, global director, Talent Management, Diversity & Inclusion. “To maintain a diverse workforce and create a collaborative and inclusive work environment that is respectful of all people is a journey and one that continues. For this reason, we are very pleased to have received this honor from the Human Rights Campaign.”

TRC rated 618 businesses in total, conducting an in-depth analysis of LGBT-related policies and practices. For more information on the CEI and Best Places to Work ratings, visit and  

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. In fiscal 2010, Air Products had revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,300 employees around the globe. For more information, visit

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