Praxair, Inc. (NYSE:PX), a leading industrial gas company, has joined the recently launched 2018 sector-neutral Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI), recognizing the company's transparency and strong diversity and inclusion practices. The GEI measures gender equality across a variety of factors, including company statistics, employee policies, and community support and engagement. The 2018 index is made up of 104 companies, from a variety of sectors, located in 24 countries. The index, which can be found at https://bloom.bg/2G2ncIh, provides investors with information on gender equality that is critical to the financial and operating success of businesses globally. "Diversity and inclusion are core values at Praxair and we are proud to be recognized for our practices in these areas," said Vanessa Abrahams-John, director of Global Diversity, Inclusion and Talent Acquisition for Praxair. "Being incorporated in Bloomberg's Gender-Equality Index underscores our commitment to equality and ensuring that Praxair is an employer of choice for the diverse and vibrant workforce necessary to meet our customers' needs." Bloomberg solicited a social survey created in partnership with third-party experts, which included Women's World Banking, Catalyst and Working Mother Media. Those companies that are a part of this year's index scored at or above a global threshold established by Bloomberg that reflects disclosure and achievement or adoption of best-in-class statistics and policies. About Praxair Praxair, Inc. is a leading industrial gas company in North and South America and one of the largest worldwide. With market capitalization of approximately $40 billion and 2017 sales of $11 billion, the company employs over 26,000 people globally and has been named to the Dow Jones® World Sustainability Index for 15 consecutive years. Praxair produces, sells and distributes atmospheric, process and specialty gases, and high-performance surface coatings. Our 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, primary metals and many others. For more information about the company, please visit our website at www.praxair.com.