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Air Products Selects JM To Supply Hydrogen Purifier In China

WEST CHESTER, PA, April 12, 2007 Johnson Matthey Gas Purification Technology (GPT) group, a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of highly reliable bulk and point-of-use purifiers, announced today that they have supplied a Model GPT-20 hydrogen purifier, capable of flowing 15 Nm3/hr to Air Products in Shanghai, China. Air Products, a long-time and valuable Johnson Matthey customer, is a leading global supplier of high-purity gases, equipment, systems and services to the semiconductor industry. The sale was secured by JM’s distributor in China * Gentech International.

The hydrogen purifier will be installed at a semiconductor fab in China. Johnson Matthey’s state-of-the-art bulk hydrogen purifiers are capable of providing 99.9999999 percent pure hydrogen for wafer fabrication and they are the technology of choice for China’s silicon and compound semiconductor industry.

About Johnson Matthey Gas Purification Technology:
Backed by a reputation for superior reliability, technological expertise and customer service * and having installed over 5,000 gas purification units around the world * the company is a global leader in the design, engineering, manufacture and distribution of state-of-the-art purification systems for all pure, inert and specialty gases used in the semiconductor industry. The Johnson Matthey GPT group maintains facilities in North America, France, Japan, South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong.

About Johnson Matthey:
Traded on the London Stock Exchange (symbol: JMAT), Johnson Matthey is a specialty chemicals company focused on its core skills in catalysts, precious metals and specialty chemicals. The $9.3 billion company, is 190 years old, employs over 7,500 people in 34 countries and has been providing gas purification solutions for more than 40 years.

Contact Information:
For further information, please contact
Jeff Lucht, Business Manager,
Johnson Matthey Gas Purification Technology
1397 King Road, West Chester, PA 19380;
Phone: (610) 232-1968 or (800) 624-2204; Fax: (610) 232-1934;
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