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News ReleaseAir Products 2011 Chairman’s Award of Excellence Presented to Yu-Nan Liu

Dr. Yu-Nan Liu Honored for His Technical Leadership in LNG Field

November 09, 2011 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

Dr. Yu-Nan Liu of Air Products (NYSE:APD) was joined by family, colleagues and the company chairman last night at a dinner honoring him as this year’s recipient of the Chairman’s Award of Excellence.

Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer John McGlade noted that as technical director, LNG, for Air Products, Dr. Liu has been influential in the development of 55 LNG (liquefied natural gas) production trains at plants around the world. He is named on four patents, has authored over 20 publications and is recognized by the industry as one of the world’s premier LNG technical experts.

“Yu-Nan’s creativity and technical ability have significantly contributed to Air Products as the premier supplier of cryogenic natural gas liquefaction technology and equipment,” said McGlade. “Yu-Nan’s reputation precedes him, and in a conservative industry, he makes customers feel comfortable accepting new technology. I want to thank him for his contributions to Air Products for over 35 years.”

The Chairman’s Award for Excellence was established in 1988 to honor significant contributions of employees towards the realization of corporate goals. Winners are selected by the chairman based on nominations proposed by a committee comprised of senior company officials. Dr. Liu received $75,000 in cash and company stock, and was presented with a sculpture symbolizing the technology for air separation engraved with the Latin title “Caelum Aratro Findimus,” translated as “To Cleave the Sky.”

Dr. Liu and his wife Mary, live in Emmaus, Pa.

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

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