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News ReleaseAir Products Receives Supplier Excellence Award from Texas Instruments

June 02, 2011 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) today announced it has been presented the 2010 Supplier Excellence Award by Texas Instruments (TI). The award, given annually, recognizes achievement in cost, environmental responsibility, technology, responsiveness, assurance of supply and quality.

“Suppliers like Air Products help us to innovate, to provide more value. It’s a collective effort on everyone’s part―from quality folks to logistics―to get the product out on time,” said Jeff Loewecke, procurement specialist for wafer fab materials, chemicals and gases at TI. “The quality TI delivers depends on the support of Air Products, and we are proud of our 25-year relationship.”

“It is a great honor to receive this award from TI, which reflects the commitment of our Electronics team to consistently deliver the quality and performance our customers have come to expect,” said Corning Painter, vice president and general manager, Electronics for Air Products. “We have wanted this award from TI and worked towards this for many years. We are grateful to have the opportunity to enter more deeply into this relationship.”

Air Products was the only industrial gas supplier honored this year and has been supplying TI with gases, chemicals and equipment for more than 25 years.

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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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