SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): 1 January 2019
Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
(Exact name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)
(State or Other Jurisdiction
|7201 Hamilton Boulevard Allentown, Pennsylvania||18195-1501|
|(Address of Principal Executive Offices)||(Zip Code)|
Registrants telephone number, including area code
(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)
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Item 5.05 Amendments to the Registrants Code of Ethics, or Waiver of a Provision of the Code of Ethics
Effective January 1, 2019, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (the Company) implemented a new Code of Conduct and Business Ethics (the Code of Conduct). The Code of Conduct is applicable to all full and part-time employees of the Company and its subsidiaries and other affiliates, including the Companys principal executive officer, principal financial officer and principal accounting officer, as well as the Companys directors.
The Code of Conduct was adopted to improve readability and more clearly communicate the Companys expectations regarding ethical business conduct. The Code of Conduct is also organized by subject matter to make it easier for Company personnel to find and apply applicable guidance. The Code of Conduct does not materially change the responsibilities and obligations that applied to employees previously.
The foregoing description is qualified in its entirety by reference to the Code of Conduct, which is attached hereto as Exhibit 14.1. The Code of Conduct is also available on the Companys website at www.airproducts.com/company/governance/commitment-ethical-business/employee-code-of-conduct.aspx.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
|14.1||Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Code of Conduct and Business Ethics|
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.
|Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.|
|Date: 2 January 2019||By:||/s/ Sean D. Major|
|Sean D. Major|
|Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary|