ELIZABETH T. HIRSCH
, Director, Investor Relations
Praxair, Inc.
39 Old Ridgebury Road
Danbury, Connecticut 06810-5113
e-mail: investor_relations@praxair.com
(203) 837-2210

INVESTOR INFORMATION AT WWW.PRAXAIR.COM/INVESTORS
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COMMON STOCK LISTING (SYMBOL: PX)
New York Stock Exchange

OTHER STOCK EXCHANGES TRADING PRAXAIR STOCK
Cincinnati
Midwest
Pacific

NUMBER OF SHAREHOLDERS
There were 24,770 registered shareholders of record as of December 31, 2002.

DIVIDEND POLICY
Dividends on Praxair's common stock are usually declared and paid quarterly. Praxair’s objective is to continue quarterly dividends and consider annual dividend increases in conjunction with continued growth in earnings per share.

STOCK TRANSFER AGENT AND STOCK RECORD KEEPING
Registrar and Transfer Company is Praxair's stock transfer agent and registrar, and maintains shareholder records. For information about account records, stock certificates, change of address and dividend payments, contact:
1-800-368-5948
e-mail address for investor inquiries: info@rtco.com
website address: http://www.rtco.com

ADDRESS SHAREHOLDER INQUIRIES TO:
Shareholder Relations Department
Registrar and Transfer Company
10 Commerce Drive
Cranford, NJ 07016

DIVIDEND REINVESTMENT PLAN
Praxair provides investors a convenient and low-cost program that allows purchases of Praxair stock without commissions and automatically reinvests dividends by purchasing additional shares of stock. Contact Investor Relations at Registrar and Transfer Company for full details at the address above.

ANNUAL SHAREHOLDER MEETING
The 2003 annual meeting of shareholders of Praxair, Inc. will be held at 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, April 22, 2003 at The Amber Room Colonnade, Stacey Road off Route 37, Danbury, Connecticut.

NYSE QUARTERLY STOCK PRICE AND DIVIDEND INFORMATION
 

Trading Trading Dividend
High Low Close per share





2002        
First quarter $61.110 $47.950 $59.800 $0.19
Second quarter $60.400 $51.500 $56.970 $0.19
Third quarter $58.600 $44.550 $51.110 $0.19
Fourth quarter $59.490 $49.180 $57.770 $0.19
 



2001
First quarter $49.570 $39.375 $44.650 $0.17
Second quarter $54.000 $44.100 $47.000 $0.17
Third quarter $49.640 $36.600 $42.000 $0.17
Fourth quarter $55.920 $40.700 $55.250 $0.17
 



2000
First quarter $54.938 $31.375 $41.625 $0.155
Second quarter $48.375 $36.375 $37.437 $0.155
Third quarter $45.188 $35.000 $37.375 $0.155
Fourth quarter $45.563 $30.313 $44.375 $0.155