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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Stephen Angel

60 2007 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Matthew White

43 2014 Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President

Karen Keegans

50 2014 Chief Human Resource Officer, Vice President

Eduardo Menezes

52 2012 Executive Vice President

Scott Telesz

48 2012 Executive Vice President

Anne Roby

51 2014 Senior Vice President

Guillermo Bichara

41 2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Elizabeth Hirsch

62 2010 Vice President, Controller

Robert Wood

61 2013 Lead Independent Director

Oscar Bernardes

69 2010 Independent Director

Nance Dicciani

68 2008 Independent Director

Edward Galante

65 2007 Independent Director

Ira Hall

71 2004 Independent Director

Raymond LeBoeuf

69 1997 Independent Director

Larry McVay

68 2008 Independent Director

Denise Ramos

59 2014 Independent Director

Martin Richenhagen

63 2015 Independent Director

Wayne Smith

70 2001 Independent Director

Kelcey Hoyt

Director - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Stephen Angel

Mr. Stephen F. Angel is the Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is Chief Executive Officer of Praxair, Inc. since January 1, 2007, and Chairman since May 1, 2007. Before becoming the Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Angel served as President and Chief Operating Officer from March to December 2006, and as Executive Vice President from 2001 to March 2006. Prior to joining Praxair in 2001, Mr. Angel spent 22 years in a variety of management positions with General Electric. Mr. Angel is a director of PPG Industries, Inc. where he serves on the Officers-Directors Compensation Committee, and is the Chairman of the Technology and Environment Committee. He is also a member of the executive committee of The Business Council, the U.S. - Brazil CEO Forum, a member of the Board of the U.S. - China Business Council, and is a former director of the American Chemistry Council.

Matthew White

Mr. Matthew J. White is Chief Financial Officer, Senior Vice President of Praxair Inc, effective January 1, 2014. Prior to this, Mr. White was President of Praxair Canada from 2011-2014. Mr. White joined Praxair in 2004 as finance director of Praxair’s largest business unit, North American Industrial Gases. In 2008, he became Vice President and Controller of Praxair, then was named Vice President and Treasurer in 2010. Before joining Praxair, Mr. White was vice president, finance, at Fisher Scientific and before that he held various financial positions, including group controller, at GenTek, a manufacturing and performance chemicals company.

Karen Keegans

Ms. Karen L. Keegans is Vice President and Chief Human Resources officer of Praxair Inc. Ms. Keegans joined Praxair in 2012 as vice president, HR, North America, from Monsanto where she had spent the previous six years. While at Monsanto, Ms. Keegans had increasing HR leadership roles, gaining global exposure across all business areas and was most recently VP, HR, Global Manufacturing.

Eduardo Menezes

Mr. Eduardo F. Menezes is Executive Vice President of Praxair Inc. He oversees Praxair’s businesses in Europe, Mexico, and South America, and Praxair’s U.S. and global hydrogen operations. From 2010 to March 2011, he was a Vice President of Praxair with responsibility for the North American Industrial Gases business. From 2007 to 2010, he was President of Praxair Europe. He served as Managing Director of Praxair’s business in Mexico from 2004 to 2007, as Vice President and General Manager for Praxair Distribution, Inc. from 2003 to 2004 and as Vice President, U.S. West Region, for North American Industrial Gases, from 2000 to 2003.

Scott Telesz

Mr. Scott E. Telesz is Executive Vice President of Praxair Inc. He was promoted to Executive Vice President from Senior Vice President, effective March 1, 2012. He is responsible for Praxair’s U.S. atmospheric gases businesses, and it’s business in Canada, Praxair Distribution, Praxair Surface Technologies, and Helium-Rare Gases. Before joining Praxair in 2010, he was a Vice President from 2007 to 2010 of SABIC Innovative Plastics, a major division of Riyadh-based Saudi Basic Industries Corporation, a global manufacturer of chemicals, fertilizers, plastics and metals. From 1998 to 2007, he held a variety of general management positions with General Electric, and from 1989 to 1998, Mr. Telesz held several positions, including Engagement Manager, in the United States and Australia, with McKinsey & Company.

Anne Roby

Dr. Anne K. Roby is Senior Vice President of Praxair Inc., effective January 1, 2014 , responsible for Global Supply Systems, R&D, Global Market Development, Global Operations Excellence, Global Procurement, Sustainability and Safety, Health and Environment. From 2011-2013, she served as President of Praxair Asia, responsible for Praxair’s industrial gases business in China, India, South Korea and Thailand as well as the electronics market globally. In 2010, Dr. Roby became President of Praxair Electronics, after having served as Vice President, Global Sales, for Praxair from 2009-2010. Prior to this, she was Vice President of the U.S. South Region from 2006-2009. Dr. Roby joined Praxair in 1991 as a development associate in the Company’s R&D organization and was promoted to other positions of increasing responsibility. Roby earned a bachelor's degree from Villanova University and a doctorate in chemical engineering from the University of Delaware. She holds four patents for industrial gas applications and serves as president of the Asia Industrial Gases Association.

Guillermo Bichara

Mr. Guillermo Bichara is the Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary of Praxair, Inc. effective January1, 2015. Prior to this, from 2013-2014, he was Associate General Counsel and Assistant Secretary. From 2011-2013, Mr. Bichara served as Associate General Counsel with responsibility for Praxair Europe, Praxair Mexico and corporate transactions. He was Vice President and General Counsel of Praxair Asia from 2007-2011, and joined Praxair in 2006 as director of legal affairs at Praxair Mexico. Prior to joining Praxair, Mr. Bichara served as corporate counsel at CEMEX, Mexico's global leader in the building materials industry, and was a foreign associate and counsel, respectively, at the law firms of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom and White & Case.

Elizabeth Hirsch

Ms. Elizabeth T. Hirsch is the Vice President, Controller of Praxair Inc. Prior to becoming Controller, she served as Praxair’s Director of Investor Relations since 2002 and as Vice President of Investor Relations since October 2010. She joined Praxair in 1995 as Director of Corporate Finance and later served as Assistant Treasurer. Previously, she had fifteen years of experience in corporate banking, primarily at Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company.

Robert Wood

Mr. Robert L. Wood is Lead Independent Director of the Company. He is Former Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Chemtura Corporation (a specialty chemicals company) from 2004 to 2008. Prior to joining Chemtura, Mr. Wood served in various senior management positions at Dow Chemical Company, most recently as business group president for Thermosets and Dow Automotive, from November 2000. Mr. Wood has been Praxair’s Executive Session Presiding Director since January 1, 2013. Mr. Wood is also a director of Jarden Corporation (where he serves on the Nominating and Policies Committee and is Chairman of the Audit Committee), and has served as Chairman of the American Plastics Council. He was also Chairman of the American Chemistry Council.

Oscar Bernardes

Mr. Oscar De Paula Bernardes is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Managing partner at Yguapora Consultoria e Empreendimentos Ltda. in São Paulo, Brazil, a consulting and investment firm. From 2003 to 2010, he was a managing partner at Integra Assessoria em Negocios Ltda. in São Paulo, Brazil, a consulting firm specializing in financial restructuring, governance and interim management in turnaround situations. From 1997 to 1999, he was Chief Executive Officer of Bunge International, a leading global agribusiness and food company. Prior to joining Bunge, he was Senior Vice President and Managing Partner for Latin America with Booz Allen and Hamilton, Inc. and prior to that, operations director in Brazil for Ferro Corporation. Mr. Bernardes is a director of five companies in Brazil: Localiza Rent A Car S.A. (where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee), Marcopolo S.A., Suzano Papel e Celulose S.A., Gerdau S.A./Metalúrgica Gerdau S.A., and DASA Laboratorios da America SA. During the past five years, he was also a director of Johnson Electric Holdings Ltd. in Hong Kong, and São Paulo Alpargatas S.A. He is also on the advisory Board of Alcoa Latin America, Vanguarda Agro, Amerys, and Johnson Electric and a Board Member of OMINI, a private company.

Nance Dicciani

Dr. Nance K. Dicciani Ph.D., is an Independent Director of the Company. She is Former President & Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Specialty Materials, a strategic business group of Honeywell International, Inc., from 2001 until her retirement in 2008. Dr. Dicciani joined Honeywell from Rohm and Haas Company where she was Senior Vice President and Business Group Executive of Chemical Specialties and Director of the European Region, responsible for business strategy and worldwide operations of five business units and for the company’s operations and infrastructure in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, she served as Rohm and Haas’ Vice President and General Manager of the Petroleum Chemicals division and headed the company’s worldwide Monomers business. In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Dr. Dicciani to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Chemistry Council and has chaired its Research Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Halliburton Company (where she serves on the Audit and the Health, Safety and Environment Committees), Rockwood Holdings, Inc. (where she is the Lead Director and serves on the Compensation Committee and is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee), and LyondellBasell Industries (where she serves on the Audit, and the Health, Safety and Environment Committees), and on the Board of Trustees of Villanova University.

Edward Galante

Mr. Edward G. Galante is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Former Senior Vice President and a member of the Management Committee of ExxonMobil Corporation from 2001 until his retirement in 2006. His principal responsibilities included the worldwide downstream business — Refining & Supply, Fuels Marketing, Lubricants and Specialties, and Research and Engineering. Immediately prior to that, Mr. Galante was Executive Vice President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Mr. Galante is a director of Foster Wheeler Ltd. (where he serves on the Audit Committee and is the Chairman of the Compensation and Executive Development Committee), a director of Clean Harbors, Inc. (where he is Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee) and a director of Celanese Corporation (where he serves on the Audit Committee and the Environmental, Health, Safety and Public Policy Committee). He also serves on the Boards of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas and the United Way of Metropolitan Dallas, and is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University. He also is an Executive in Residence in Northeastern’s College of Business Administration.

Ira Hall

Mr. Ira D. Hall is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Former President & Chief Executive Officer of Utendahl Capital Management, L.P. (an asset management company) from 2002 through 2004. From 1999 to 2001, Mr. Hall served as Treasurer of Texaco Inc., and from 1998 to 1999, he was General Manager, Alliance Management of Texaco Inc. Prior to joining Texaco, Mr. Hall held several positions with International Business Machines. Mr. Hall is a Board member and Assistant Treasurer of the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami Dade County, Florida. He is the past Chairman of the Board of the Executive Leadership Council, and he is a trustee emeritus of Stanford University. During 2012, he completed twenty years of service on the board of the Jackie Robinson Foundation, during part of which he also served as Treasurer. During 2010, he completed twelve years of service on the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Stanford Graduate School of Business. During the past five years, he was also a director of Ameriprise Financial Inc., and The Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. (during which he served as Chairman of the Compensation Committee, a member of the Audit Committee and Chairman of the Board’s Special Committee to evaluate and negotiate the price, terms and conditions of the sale of Pepsi Bottling Group Inc. to PepsiCo.).

Raymond LeBoeuf

Mr. Raymond W. LeBoeuf is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Former Chairman & Chief Executive Officer of PPG Industries, Inc. (a diversified manufacturer of coatings, glass and chemicals) from 1997 to 2005. From 1995 to 1997, Mr. LeBoeuf served as President & Chief Operating Officer of PPG Industries, Inc. and was elected a director in 1995. From 1988-1994, he was the Chief Financial Officer of PPG. Mr. LeBoeuf is a director of MassMutual Financial Group (where he serves on the Audit Committee and the Human Resources Committee (Chairman)).

Larry McVay

Mr. Larry D. McVay is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Principal of Edgewater Energy, LLC, an energy industry oil and gas investment firm. Mr. McVay served as the Chief Operating Officer of TNK-BP Holding from 2003 until his retirement in 2006. TNK-BP Holding, based in Moscow, Russia, is a vertically integrated oil company 50%-owned by BP PLC. Mr. McVay’s responsibilities at TNK-BP included executive leadership for the upstream, downstream, oil field services, technology and supply chain management. He previously served as Technology Vice President — Operations and Vice President of Health Safety Environment for BP’s Exploration and Production operations from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining BP, Mr. McVay held numerous positions at Amoco, including engineering management and senior operating leadership positions. Mr. McVay is a director of Callon Petroleum Company (where he serves on the Audit Committee, the Compensation Committee, the Nominating and Governance Committee and is the Chairman of the Strategic Planning Committee) and Chicago Bridge & Iron Company (where he serves on the Audit Committee, the Strategic Initiatives Committee and is the Chairman of the Corporate Governance Committee). He is also a member of the Dean’s Council of Texas Tech University’s Engineering School.

Denise Ramos

Ms. Denise L. Ramos is Independent Director of the Company. She is Chief Executive Officer, President and a Director since October 31, 2011 of ITT Corporation, a diversified manufacturer of highly engineered critical components and customized technology solutions for growing industrial markets. Ms. Ramos previously served as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of ITT Corporation since 2007. She has more than 20 years of business and financial experience acquired at Atlantic Richfield Company (ARCO). During her tenure at ARCO, she served in a number of increasingly responsible finance positions, including Corporate General Auditor and Assistant Treasurer. In addition, Ms. Ramos has five years of experience at Yum! Brands, Inc., where she was Senior Vice President and Corporate Treasurer for Yum! and Chief Financial Officer for the U.S. division of KFC Corporation. Prior to joining ITT Corporation in 2007, Ms. Ramos served as Chief Financial Officer for Furniture Brands International. She serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Trustees for the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation and is also a member of the Business Roundtable and the Business Council. Ms. Ramos was included in the Top 100 CEO Leaders in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math publication by STEMconnector. She recently received a Distinguished Leadership Award from the New York Hall of Science and she was named to Fortune magazine’s 2014 Top People in Business.

Martin Richenhagen

Mr. Martin H. Richenhagen is Independent Director of the Company. He was named president and chief executive officer of AGCO Corporation in 2004 and was appointed chairman in 2006, where he continues to serve on the Executive Committee and Succession Planning Committee. Previously, Richenhagen served as executive vice president at Forbo International SA, a leading global manufacturing firm headquartered in Switzerland. He also served as group president for CLAAS KgaA mbH, a global manufacturer of agricultural equipment headquartered in Germany. Prior to 1995, Richenhagen was senior executive vice president of Field Operations for Schindler Holding GmbH, also in Germany. Throughout his career, Richenhagen has held numerous executive positions and managing directorships with responsibility for sales, marketing, human resources management, acquisitions, joint ventures, logistics, materials purchase, inventory management and competitor intelligence. He is currently a board member for PPG Industries, a leading coatings and specialty products and services company, where he sits on the Audit and the Technology & Environment Committees. From 2006 through to 2007, until its sale to Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc., Richenhagen served as a board member for the Phelps Dodge Corporation. He has also served as chairman of the board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and is a life honorary director of the AEM. Richenhagen graduated from the University of Bonn and in 2008 was appointed honorary professor to the faculty of agricultural machinery at the TU Dresden, Dresden University of Technology.

Wayne Smith

Mr. Wayne T. Smith is an Independent Director of the Company. He is Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Community Health Systems, Inc. (a hospital and healthcare services company) since 2001. In 1997, Mr. Smith was elected President and then Chief Executive Officer and a director of Community Health Systems, Inc. Prior to joining Community Health Systems, he served as Chief Operating Officer, President, and a director of Humana Inc. Mr. Smith is a former director of Citadel Broadcasting Corporation (where he served on the Audit Committee and the Compensation Committee), a trustee of Auburn University, and is a trustee, and the past Chairman of the Federation of American Hospitals.

Kelcey Hoyt

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