Air Liquide has set a May date for the annual Combined Shareholders’ Meeting. On Wednesday 4th May 2011, the firm will gather at the Palais des Congrès, 2 place Porte Maillot, 75017 Paris.

Objectives of the meeting

The annual event offers an opportunity to present the Group’s strategy and outlook regarding development. Air Liquide encourages all shareholders to cast their vote; either by attending the Shareholders’ Meeting, or by proxy, or post.

The Preliminary Meeting Notice

The preliminary meeting notice was published today in the legal gazette, Bulletin des Annonces Légales et Obligatoires, BALO. The notice includes the Meeting agenda, instructions for attending, voting and exercising shareholders’ rights, in addition to the draft resolutions which the Board of Directors plan to submit to a shareholders’ vote.

Access to the notice can be gained via the Group’s website: www.airliquide.com within the Shareholders section. Similarly, the Meeting itself will be webcast to enable live viewing or playback via Air Liquide’s website. While more imminently, preparatory documentation will also be made available online.