Praxair dividend increases

The board of directors of Praxair, Inc. increased the American company“s quarterly dividend to 19 cents per share from 17 cents per share, payable on 15 March 15 to shareholders of record on 7 March …

The board of directors of Praxair, Inc. increased the American company“s quarterly dividend to 19 cents per share from 17 cents per share, payable on 15 March 15 to shareholders of record on 7 March 2002. This is the ninth consecutive year the board has increased Praxair“s dividend. Praxair is the largest industrial gases company in North and South America, and one of the largest worldwide, with 2001 sales of US$ 5.1 billion. The company produces, sells and distributes atmospheric and process gases, and high-performance surface coatings.