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Siemens to supply automation to Air Products

ATLANTA, Sept. 10, 2007 - Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. today announced that it has entered into a global alliance extension with Air Products. Siemens will supply Air Products with automation and drives hardware, software and system solutions, as well as engineering, design, fabrication and support services. The agreement encompasses all countries where Air Products conducts business. The extension builds on an original agreement that began in 1997 when Air Products aligned with Siemens for its global reach, support and commitment to the process automation marketplace. The agreement was subsequently renewed in 2002.

Bob Conley, Air Products' vice president of Engineering says, "The alliance was extended because Siemens listened to the needs of our various businesses. They have worked side-by-side with us as we improved the productivity and profitability of our manufacturing operations."

"Siemens has been able to expand the technical capabilities of our product and service offerings because of our alliance with Air Products," says Ralf-Michael Franke, president, Siemens Industrial Automation Systems. "Air Products is a valued partner and we look forward to continuing our relationship for many years to come."

About Air Products:
Air Products (NYSE:APD) serves customers in industrial, energy, technology and healthcare markets worldwide with a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, and equipment and services. Founded in 1940, Air Products has built leading positions in key growth markets such as semiconductor materials, refinery hydrogen, home healthcare services, natural gas liquefaction, and advanced coatings and adhesives. The company is recognized for its innovative culture, operational excellence and commitment to safety and the environment and is listed in the Dow Jones Sustainability and FTSE4Good Indices. The company has annual revenues of $9 billion, operations in over 40 countries, and over 20,000 employees around the globe.

About Siemens:
Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. is one of Siemens' operating companies in the U.S. Headquartered in the Atlanta suburb of Alpharetta, Ga., Siemens Energy & Automation, Inc. manufactures and markets one of the world's broadest ranges of electrical and electronic products, systems and services to industrial and construction market customers. Its technologies range from circuit protection and energy management systems to process control, industrial software and totally integrated automation solutions. The company also has expertise in systems integration, technical services and turnkey industrial systems.

Siemens AG (NYSE:SI) is one of the largest global electronics and engineering companies with reported worldwide sales of $107.4 billion in fiscal 2006. Founded nearly 160 years ago, the company is a leader in the areas of Medical, Power, Automation and Control, Transportation, Information and Communications, Lighting, Building Technologies, Water Technologies and Services and Home Appliances. With its U.S. corporate headquarters in New York City, Siemens in the USA has sales of $21.4 billion and employs approximately 67,000 people throughout all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Eleven of Siemens' worldwide businesses are based in the United States. With its global headquarters in Munich, Siemens AG and its subsidiaries employ 475,000 people in 190 countries.
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