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News ReleaseDA NanoMaterials L.L.C. Receives Intel’s Preferred Quality Supplier Award

April 11, 2012 Lehigh Valley, Pa.

DA NanoMaterials L.L.C., a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Products (NYSE:APD), has been recognized as one of 19 companies receiving Intel Corporation’s Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award for their performance in 2011. DA NanoMaterials is recognized for its significant contributions in providing Intel with CMP slurries, deemed essential to Intel’s success.

“The global DA NanoMaterials team is pleased to receive this prestigious Preferred Quality Supplier award,” said Nick Robertson, chief executive officer, DA NanoMaterials. “It is a great honor to be recognized for our ability to consistently meet Intel’s highest standards in quality, technology, cost, delivery and product stewardship, and we would like to thank the team at Intel for their close collaboration and outstanding efforts that enabled this success.”

“Intel is very pleased to present DA NanoMaterials L.L.C. with the 2011 Preferred Quality Supplier award. DA NanoMaterials consistently delivered reliable performance and cutting edge technology and is continuing to invest in future technology that will help Intel enable future products over time,” said Tim Hendry, vice president and director of Fab Materials Operation, Intel Corporation. “DA NanoMaterial’s dedication to make continuous improvement, provide innovative CMP technical solutions and customer focused service are key attributes recognized with this award. We look forward to building on this success in 2012 and beyond.”

The PQS award is part of Intel’s Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) program that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, technology, environmental, social and governance goals. Suppliers must also achieve 80 percent or greater on a challenging improvement plan and demonstrate solid quality and business systems. Additional information about the SCQI program is available at http://intel.com/go/quality.

A celebration to honor PQS award winners will be held in Santa Clara. In addition, there will be an announcement on Intel’s website at: http://intel.com/.

About DA NanoMaterials L.L.C.
DA NanoMaterials L.L.C. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., with headquarters in Tempe, Ariz., and regional headquarters in Hsinchu County, Taiwan. The company operates state-of-the-art applications and formulation laboratories in Tempe and Taiwan. It manufactures products in Asia, Europe and North America to service the global semiconductor and wafer polishing markets. DA NanoMaterials markets its CMP slurries under the CoppeReady®, Syton® and Mazin™ trademarks. For more information, please visit www.nanoslurry.com.  

Air Products (NYSE:APD) provides atmospheric, process and specialty gases; performance materials; equipment; and technology. For over 70 years, the company has enabled customers to become more productive, energy efficient and sustainable. More than 18,000 employees in over 40 countries supply innovative solutions to the energy, environment and emerging markets. These include semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, coal gasification, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. In fiscal 2011, Air Products had sales of $10.1 billion. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.  

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, 2011.

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