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AIRGAS INC FILES (8-K) Disclosing Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders

August 7, 2014



Item 5.07 Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders. The annual meeting of the stockholders ("Annual Meeting") of Airgas, Inc. (the "Company") was held on August 5, 2014, where the Company's stockholders voted on the following:

(1) the election of four directors of the Company;

(2) the ratification of the selection of KPMG LLP as the Company's independent registered public accounting firm for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015;



(3) an advisory vote to approve the Company's executive compensation; and

(4) a stockholder proposal regarding the Company's classified Board of Directors.



The final voting results for each such item are set forth below. Election of Directors. The following persons were elected as directors for terms expiring at the 2017 Annual Meeting:

Nominee Votes For Votes Withheld Broker Non-Votes Peter McCausland 45,560,285 19,903,088 3,755,434 Lee M. Thomas 40,027,585 25,435,788 3,755,434 John C. van Roden, Jr. 45,438,157 20,025,216 3,755,434 Ellen C. Wolf 45,428,300 20,035,073 3,755,434



Ratification of the Selection of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm. The proposal was approved by the following vote:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions 68,689,140 502,733 26,934



Advisory Vote to Approve the Company's Executive Compensation. The following table summarizes the results of the advisory vote to approve the Company's executive compensation:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 64,351,775 906,460 205,138 3,755,434



Stockholder Proposal Regarding the Company's Classified Board of Directors. The following table summarizes the results of a proposal by a stockholder requesting the Board of Directors to take all necessary steps (other than any steps that must be taken by stockholders) to eliminate the classification of the Board of Directors and to require that all directors elected at or after the annual meeting held in 2015 be elected on an annual basis:

Votes For Votes Against Abstentions Broker Non-Votes 46,921,296 18,478,988 63,089 3,755,434



The Company's proxy materials also included a stockholder proposal regarding the Company's voting standard for director elections; however, as a representative of the proponent was not in attendance at the Annual Meeting, the proposal was not presented for a vote.

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