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Airgas Announces Director Election Results of 2012 Annual Stockholder Meeting

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today announced that, based upon certified results following today's Annual Meeting of Stockholders, all four of Airgas' nominees have been elected to the Airgas Board of Directors. The Company noted that each of its nominees, James W. Hovey, Michael L. Molinini, Paula A. Sneed, and David M. Stout, received the support of 91% or more of the shares voted. Broadridge, the independent Inspector of Elections, certified the results of the stockholder vote at Airgas' 2012 Annual Meeting.

Following the annual meeting, consistent with the leadership transition announced on May 3, 2012, the Board of Directors unanimously elected company founder Peter McCausland as Executive Chairman of the Board, and Michael L. Molinini as President and CEO.

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is the largest U.S. distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and supplies. Airgas is also a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases, carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. distributors of safety products, and a leading U.S. distributor of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. More than 15,000 employees work in approximately 1,100 locations, including branches, retail stores, gas fill plants, specialty gas labs, production facilities and distribution centers. Airgas also markets its products and services through eBusiness, catalog and telesales channels. Its national scale and strong local presence offer a competitive edge to its diversified customer base. For more information, please visit


Airgas, Inc.
Investor Contact:
Barry Strzelec, 610-902-6256
Media Contact:
Doug Sherman, 610-902-6270

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