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AIR PRODUCTS' BOARD ELECTS NEW DIRECTOR

 ALLENTOWN, Pa., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Dr. Judith Rodin, provost of Yale University, has been elected to the board of directors of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE: APD), effective Sept. 16, 1993.
 Commenting on the board's action, Air Products Chairman H. A. Wagner said, "We are pleased to welcome an outstanding member of academia to our board. Dr. Rodin's expertise in education, science and health related issues, and her position as a senior administrative officer of one of this country's preeminent universities, will make her a valuable asset to our organization."
 Rodin, 48, joined Yale University in l972 after completing a National Science Foundation postdoctoral fellowship at the University of California, Irvine, and serving on the faculty of New York University. Prior to assuming her current position, she was Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Yale, and before that, chair of the Department of Psychology.
 Rodin is the recipient of numerous honors and awards for her scientific contributions, including election to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Institute of Medicine, and is a member of various medical and scientific professional associations and editorial boards. She also heads a MacArthur Foundation network of international scientists focusing on innovative research and new models of collaboration in the health and behavior field.
 Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. is an international supplier of industrial gases and related equipment, intermediate and specialty chemicals, and environmental and energy systems. The company has annual sales in excess of $3 billion, operations in 29 countries and 14,500 employees. Corporate headquarters are near Allentown.
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 /Note to editors: Rodin's election brings the number of members on Air Products' board to 14./
 /CONTACT: Greta Campbell of Air Products and Chemicals, 215-481-4986/
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