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News ReleaseFriendly Rivalry Unites Staff in Air Products Middle East Office

May 23, 2011 London, UK

Operating in the Middle East means Air Products employees interact with people from a wide range of countries and cultures. It’s essential the team has the expertise and understanding to engage professionally with all our customers.

The team has members from across the world and, according to internal account manager Nisha Anson, who is based in, days in the office are never dull. “Because we have so many nationalities in the office, every day seems to be someone’s national holiday!”

The range of nationalities is never more obvious than when sporting events take place. During the Cricket World Cup staff members were keen to show their allegiances and the games were a hot topic of discussion during breaks.

As the tournament progressed the excitement was palpable and reached fever pitch the day before the final, where India were set to take on Pakistan.

Simon Little, general manager, Air Products Middle East, said, “The tournament provided a great atmosphere of fun and friendly rivalry throughout the six weeks. When employees returned to work on the Sunday morning after the final, it was wonderful to see our Pakistani staff members were some of the first to congratulate their Indian colleagues.”

About Air Products
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

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management’s reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company’s Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2010.

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