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News ReleaseAir Products Again Rated as Top 100 Ideal Employers by Post-90s Natural Sciences Talents in China

May 29, 2014 Shanghai, China

Air Products (NYSE:APD), a leading international supplier of gases, materials, equipment and technology solutions, has again been selected as China’s Top 100 Ideal Employers 2014 by a group of post-90s university students majoring in natural sciences in the Universum Chinese Student Survey 2014.

Over 51,000 students in the fields of natural sciences, business, engineering, law, humanities/liberal arts, and health/medicine from 103 top universities across China participated in the 2014 survey during the period of October 2013 to January 2014.

The survey is conducted annually by Universum, a global talent company specializing in employer branding in China since 2006 and jointly organized with the China Daily’s 21st Century English Newspaper for the second year. Its results reveal how China’s university students perceive their future career and employers in China.

“We feel honored to be ranked among China’s Top 100 Ideal Employers again,” said Stephen J. Jones, senior vice president and general manager, Tonnage Gases, Equipment and Energy, and China president, Air Products. “Talent management is a key component of Air Products’ company strategy. The award is a testimony to our attractiveness to new-generation science talents and our recognition as employer of choice in China. We will continue to cultivate local talent and support the growth of industrial development.”

Air Products has been collaborating with China’s leading universities and other parties to cultivate talent in many ways, including research and development efforts, best practice and knowledge transfer, campaign sponsorships, scholarships, internship programs and career development programs to inspire future talent particularly on innovation and creative thinking.

The company has launched joint research programs with more than a dozen universities, including Tsinghua University, Tianjin University, Zhejiang University, China University of Geosciences, Huazhong University of Science and Technology, Jilin University, University of Science and Technology Beijing and South China University of Technology. It has also established scholarship programs in nearly ten leading universities including Xi’an Jiaotong University, Tianjin University, Shanghai Jiaotong University and East China University of Science and Technology.

About Air Products
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. Recognized as one of the world’s most innovative companies by both Thomson Reuters and Forbes magazine, more than 21,000 employees in over 50 countries supply effective 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 2013, Air Products had sales of $10.2 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, 2013.

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