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Airgas Reports Fiscal Third Quarter Earnings

Reconciliations of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)

Adjusted Earnings per Diluted Share and Earnings Guidance
 

Reconciliations of adjusted earnings per diluted share and earnings guidance:
     
Three Months Ended
December 31,
2012   2011
Earnings per diluted share $ 1.05 $ 0.93
Restructuring and other special charges (benefits), net (0.01 ) 0.02
Costs (benefits) related to unsolicited takeover attempt - (0.01 )
Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charges   -     0.03  
Adjusted earnings per diluted share $ 1.04   $ 0.97  
 
           
Three (Guidance Range) (Guidance Range)
Months Three Months Ending Year Year Ending
Ended March 31, 2013 Ended March 31, 2013
Mar. 31,   Mar. 31,  
2012 Low High 2012 Low High
 
Earnings per diluted share $ 1.12 $ 1.17 $ 1.23 $ 4.00 $ 4.40 $ 4.46
 
Adjustments to earnings per diluted share:

Restructuring and other special charges (benefits), net
0.05 0.01 0.01 0.19 0.07 0.07
Gain on sale of businesses - - - - (0.07 ) (0.07 )

Costs (benefits) related to unsolicited takeover attempt
- - - (0.06 ) - -

Multi-employer pension plan withdrawal charges
- - - 0.04 - -
Income tax benefits   (0.06 )   -     -     (0.06 )   -     -  
 
Adjusted earnings per diluted share $ 1.11   $ 1.18   $ 1.24   $ 4.11   $ 4.40   $ 4.46  
Year-over-year change   6 %   12 %   7 %   9 %
 

Guidance for adjusted earnings per diluted share excludes Business Support Center restructuring and other special charges (benefits), net, and the gain on the sale of businesses.

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