Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG), one of the nation's leading suppliers of industrial, medical, and specialty gases and related products, today announced that it recently received a 2015 Supplier Excellence Award from HealthTrust. Each year, HealthTrust members vote to determine which suppliers receive the award based on product quality, customer service, on-time delivery, billing accuracy and value.

"Airgas is honored to receive a 2015 Supplier Excellence Award," said Airgas President and Chief Executive Officer Michael L. Molinini. "Our associates dedicate themselves to helping our healthcare customers, as well as our customers in all other markets, achieve excellence in product quality and operations through our industry-leading gas platform, expertise and customer service. It's very satisfying to be recognized for our efforts. We look forward to continuing our successful relationship with HealthTrust and the healthcare organizations it serves."

Airgas was one of nine HealthTrust suppliers to earn the honor in 2015. Winners were announced at the 2015 HealthTrust University Conference and Vendor Fair in Nashville, Tennessee.

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.

About HealthTrust

HealthTrust (legally known as Healthtrust Purchasing Group, L.P.) is committed to strengthening provider performance and clinical excellence through an aligned membership model and the delivery of total cost management solutions, including supply chain solutions and a contract and service portfolio unparalleled in quality, scope and value. HealthTrust ( www.healthtrustpg.com) serves 1,350 acute care facilities and members in more than 22,300 other locations, including ambulatory surgery centers, physician practices, long-term care and alternate care sites. Headquartered in Brentwood, Tennessee, HealthTrust is closely integrated with the proven capabilities of Parallon Business Solutions, LLC ( www.parallon.com), a leading provider of healthcare business and operational services, including revenue cycle management, workforce and technology solutions. On Twitter @healthtrustpg and @parallonconnect.

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