SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15 (d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (date of earliest event reported):
November 15, 2005
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
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259 North Radnor-Chester Road, Suite 100
Radnor, PA 19087-5283
(Address of principal executive offices)
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Item 8.01 Other Events
On November 15, 2005, Airgas, Inc. (the Company) announced that its Board of Directors
approved a share repurchase program. Under the terms of the plan, the Company is authorized
to repurchase up to $150 million of its common stock over a three year period as market
conditions permit. The Company has targeted common stock repurchases totaling $30 million
to $50 million per year, but will maintain flexibility to respond to changing circumstances.
The press release announcing the share repurchase program is attached as Exhibit 99.1 and
incorporated herein by reference.
Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits
99.1 Press Release dated November 15, 2005