Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), today announced that Nicole L. Kahny has been named Senior Vice President - Human Resources, reporting to President and Chief Executive Officer Michael L. Molinini. Kahny joins the Company's Management Committee and succeeds Pamela J. Claypool, who was recently named Division President - North Division.

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Nicole Kahny, Airgas SVP - HR (Photo: Business Wire)

Nicole Kahny, Airgas SVP - HR (Photo: Business Wire)

Kahny previously served as the Company's Vice President - Talent Management, responsible for key programs influencing the employment experience at Airgas, including talent acquisition and onboarding, performance management and retention, training and development, succession planning, and diversity and inclusion. She currently serves on the Company's Sustainability Committee and as Chair of the Diversity Management Council.

"Airgas continues to focus on talent management as an integral component of our growth strategy," said Molinini. "Since joining Airgas in early 2014, Nicole has proven to be a key influencer and adept leader in the organization and has successfully developed Airgas' human resources and talent management programs to align with and support the evolution of our business. She is uniquely qualified to lead our human resources strategy going forward and a strong addition to the Airgas senior management team."

Prior to joining Airgas, Kahny served as Vice President of Global Talent, Leadership & Organizational Development for Viacom. She has more than 20 years of experience in the human resources field, serving in various cross-functional and cross-industry roles for companies including Nationwide, Lockheed Martin, and Pfizer. Kahny holds undergraduate degrees in business management and instructional design and her master's work at the University of Pennsylvania was focused on organizational development.

About Airgas, Inc.

Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), through its subsidiaries, is one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical and specialty gases, and hardgoods, such as welding equipment and related products. Airgas is a leading U.S. producer of atmospheric gases with 16 air separation plants, a leading producer of carbon dioxide, dry ice, and nitrous oxide, one of the largest U.S. suppliers of safety products, and a leading U.S. supplier of refrigerants, ammonia products, and process chemicals. Approximately 17,000 associates work in more than 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 e-Business, 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 www.airgas.com.

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