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News ReleaseAir Products Appoints John Marsland Senior Vice President and General Manager of Global Merchant Gases

October 27, 2011 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Air Products (NYSE:APD) today announced that John W. Marsland has been appointed senior vice president and general manager, Global Merchant Gases. He succeeds Robert D. Dixon, who is retiring from the company in early 2012.

Marsland currently serves as senior vice president and general manager, Electronics, Performance Materials and Supply Chain, where he has had leadership responsibility for the Electronics and Performance Materials business segment, as well as Supply Chain, which includes the Global Engineering, Global Operations, Energy and Materials, and Continuous Improvement organizations. He will continue to serve as a member of the company’s Corporate Executive Committee in his new role.

Marsland joined Air Products in 2002 as director–Business Development and was named vice president, Corporate Development Office, in 2003. He has since served in a variety of executive leadership positions, including vice president and general manager, Global Healthcare; vice president, Business Services; and vice president and general manager, Global Liquid Bulk, Generated Gases and Helium.

Marsland graduated with High Distinction from Babson College in 1988 with a B.S. degree in finance and investments. A complete biography and photo are available 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. In fiscal 2011, Air Products had revenues of $10.1 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and 18,900 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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