The board of directors of Praxair, Inc. (NYSE: PX) has declared a quarterly dividend of 60 cents per share, a 9% increase from 55 cents per share in the previous quarter. The dividend is payable on March 15, 2013 to shareholders of record on March 7, 2013. Praxair, Inc. is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2012 sales of $11 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Praxair products, services and technologies are making our planet more productive by bringing efficiency and environmental benefits to a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, chemicals, food and beverage, electronics, energy, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and others. More information on Praxair, Inc. is available on the Internet at www.praxair.com.