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Air Products Named One of China's Best Employers in Chemical Industry

LEHIGH VALLEY, Pa., March 20, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Air Products (APD), a world-leading industrial gases company, today announced that it has been named one of the "2016 Best Employers" in the chemical industry in China. The award was bestowed by a well-known professional recruitment website in the country.

Conducted by www.800hr.com under the theme "Let Employees Rate Their Employers," the selection comprised public voting and an expert panel's evaluation and spanned a three-month period. Companies from the construction, chemical, medical and finance industries were selected based on the criteria of enterprise influence, growth potential, offerings, work environment, talent development, and compensation and benefits. The recognition was aimed to create employer references for the job market by building awareness of companies and their image. 

"We are glad to receive the honor which represents the support and recognition by the general public as well as our employees. It is another good testimony to our longstanding effort in talent development," said Lucy Lv, director, China Human Resources at Air Products. "China is a high growth region for Air Products. As the country continues to grow and upgrade its manufacturing industry under the government's 'Made in China 2025' strategy, there is increasing need for local talent and local innovations. This also presents tremendous development opportunities for our company and our people. Guided by our core values, we are committed to growing together continuously with our employees in a culture of safety, simplicity, speed and self-confidence."

Air Products, one of the first multinational industrial gas corporations to enter China, has been serving and investing in the market for 30 years. The company has around 2,500 employees and over 130 production facilities serving a diversity of industries across the country. It has also established a number of regional capabilities in China including engineering capabilities, a cryogenic equipment manufacturing center, a technology center, a strategic sourcing center and an IT application solutions center.

The company has a strong commitment to nurturing China's future talent. Examples of initiatives include its university scholarship programs and liquid nitrogen (LIN) Ambassador Program to demonstrate to local schools and communities the application of gas science in our daily lives through experiments. Prior to this latest award, the company has also been selected by university students majoring in natural sciences as the "Top 100 Most Attractive Employers in China" in 2016 for the fourth consecutive year. Other recent recognitions included the winning of the 2016 Best Brand Image Award for the third consecutive year and 2016 Best Social Responsibility Brand Award for the second consecutive year.

About Air Products

Air Products (APD) is a world-leading Industrial Gases company in operation for over 75 years. The Company's core industrial gases business provides atmospheric and process gases and related equipment to manufacturing markets, including refining and petrochemical, metals, electronics, and food and beverage. Air Products is also the world's leading supplier of liquefied natural gas process technology and equipment.

The Company had fiscal 2016 sales of $7.5 billion from continuing operations in 50 countries and has a current market capitalization of approximately $30 billion. Approximately 16,000 employees are making Air Products the world's safest and best performing industrial gases company, providing sustainable offerings and excellent service to all customers. For more information, visit www.airproducts.com.

NOTE: This release may contain forward-looking statements within the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These forward-looking statements are based on management's reasonable expectations and assumptions as of the date of this release regarding important risk factors. Actual performance and financial results may differ materially from projections and estimates expressed in the forward-looking statements because of many factors not anticipated by management, including risk factors described in the Company's Form 10K for its fiscal year ended September 30, 2016.

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