SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Smyth Thomas M

(Last) (First) (Middle)
C/O AIRGAS, INC.
259 N. RADNOR-CHESTER ROAD, SUITE 100

(Street)
RADNOR PA 19087

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
AIRGAS INC [ ARG ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
VP and Controller
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/27/2014
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 08/27/2014 M 9,000 A $60.84 11,778 (1) D
Common Stock 08/27/2014 S 9,000 D $109.84 (2) 2,778 (1) D
Common Stock 1,250 (3) I By 401(k) Plan.
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Option (Right to Buy) $60.84 08/27/2014 M 9,000 (4) 05/20/2016 Common Stock 9,000 (5) 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. Includes 2,778 shares of Airgas, Inc. common stock acquired pursuant to Airgas, Inc.'s Employee Stock Purchase Plan ("ESPP") as of 08/27/2014, the date of the latest available statement of the reporting person's ESPP holdings. Since 10/30/2013, the date of the statement relied upon for the amount reported on the reporting person's 11/01/2013 Form 4, a total of 196 ESPP shares have been acquired in transactions exempt from Section 16(b).
2. This price represents the average selling price (within a range of $109.75-$110.04) of the shares of common stock of Airgas, Inc. sold by the reporting person, as provided by the reporting person's broker.
3. The information presented is as of 08/27/2013, the date of the latest available statement of the reporting person's holdings of Airgas, Inc. common stock in his 401(k) plan. Since 10/30/2013, the date of the statement relied upon for the amount reported on the reporting person's 11/01/2013 Form 4, a total of 51 shares have been acquired in transactions exempt from Section 16(b).
4. These options became exercisable in 25% equal increments on each of 05/20/2009, 05/20/2010, 05/20/2011 and 05/20/2012.
5. Not Applicable.
Remarks:
Robert H. Young, Jr., Attorney-In-Fact for Thomas M. Smyth 08/29/2014
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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