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AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS INC /DE/ : Change in Directors or Principal Officers, Financial Statements and Exhibits (form 8-K)

07/19/2021 | 04:34pm EDT

Item 5.02. Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors;

           Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain
           Officers.


On July 19, 2021 the board of directors (the "Board") of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (the "Company") elected Wayne T. Smith as a director of the Company, effective August 1, 2021. Mr. Smith, 61, served until recently as the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BASF Corporation, with responsibility for the Monomers, Performance Materials, Petrochemicals, Intermediates and North America divisions, and as a member of the management board of its parent company, BASF SE.

In connection with his election, the Board considered the independence of Mr. Smith under New York Stock Exchange listing standards and the Company's Corporate Governance Guidelines and concluded that he will be an independent director under these standards. The Board assigned Mr. Smith to serve as a member of its Audit and Finance Committee and Management Development and Compensation Committee, effective August 1, 2021.

Mr. Smith will receive compensation and be subject to indemnification for serving as a member of the Board consistent with the Company's normal arrangements for non-employee directors, which are described in the Company's definitive proxy statement for its 2021 annual meeting of stockholders. There are no arrangements or understandings between Mr. Smith and any other person pursuant to which Mr. Smith was elected as a director, and neither Mr. Smith nor any of his immediate family members is a party, either directly or indirectly, to any transaction that would be required to be reported under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.

A copy of the Company's press release announcing the election of Mr. Smith is filed as Exhibit 99.1 hereto and is incorporated by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.




(d) Exhibits




Exhibit No.       Description

99.1                Press release dated July 19, 2021.

104               Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL
                  document).

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