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AIRGAS, INC. ANNOUNCES TWO FOR ONE STOCK SPLIT

 WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Airgas, Inc. (NYSE: ARG) today announced that its Board of Directors has approved a two for one split of its common stock.
 The company cited its desire to enhance the market liquidity of the company's common stock. The company will issue one share of common stock for each share held, issuable on Nov. 24, 1993 to stockholders of record on Nov. 9. Prior to the stock split, the company has approximately 15.3 million shares of common stock outstanding.
 Earlier today Airgas announced a 60 percent increase in earnings for the second quarter ended Sept. 30, 1993.
 Airgas, Inc. is the largest distributor of industrial, medical and specialty gases in the United States, with more than 300 locations.
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 /CONTACT: Britton H. Murdoch of Airgas, 215-687-5253/
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