Air Liquide: Share buyback

Fri Feb 22, 2013 11:35am EST

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PARIS--(Business Wire)--
Regulatory News: 

Air Liquide (Paris:AI) has decided to sign a share purchase agreement with a
financial institution in the scope of its share buy-back program, which was
approved at the Combined Shareholders Meeting of May 9, 2012. 

The terms of the Contract, signed on February 22, 2013, set a volume of
1,200,000 Air Liquide shares. In addition, the maximum price set in the contract
does not exceed the limits authorized by the Combined Shareholders Meeting of
May 9, 2012 and the Board of Directors held on February 13, 2013. 

Air Liquide is the world leader in gases for industry, health and the
environment, and is present in 80 countries with close to 50,000 employees.
Oxygen, nitrogen, hydrogen and rare gases have been at the core of Air Liquide`s
activities since its creation in 1902. Using these molecules, Air Liquide
continuously reinvents its business, anticipating the needs of current and
future markets.The Group innovates for the good of society while delivering
growth and consistent performance.

Innovative technologies that curb polluting emissions, lower industry`s energy
use, recover and reuse natural resources or develop the energies of tomorrow,
such as hydrogen, biofuels or photovoltaic energy… Oxygen for hospitals, home
healthcare, fighting nosocomial infections… Air Liquide combines many products
and technologies to develop valuable applications and services not only for its
customers but also for society.

A partner for the long term, Air Liquide relies on employee commitment, customer
trust and shareholder support to pursue its vision of sustainable, competitive
growth. The diversity of Air Liquide`s teams, businesses, markets and geographic
presence provides a solid and sustainable base for its development and
strengthens its ability to push back its own limits, conquer new territories and
build its future.

Air Liquide explores the best that air can offer to preserve life, staying true
to its Corporate Social Responsibility and sustainable development approach. In
2012, the Group`s revenues amounted to € 15.3 billion of which 82% were
generated outside France. Air Liquide is listed on the Paris Euronext stock
exchange (compartment A) and is a member of the CAC 40 and Dow Jones Euro Stoxx
50 indexes.

Air Liquide
Direction de la Communication:
Corinne Estrade-Bordry
+33 (0)1 40 62 51 31
Relations Investisseurs:
Virginia Jeanson
+33 (0)1 40 62 57 37
Annie Fournier
+33 (0)1 40 62 57 18
Direction Finance et Trésorerie:
Jacques Molgo
+33 (0)1 40 62 57 75 

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