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Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 31, 2021






(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




Delaware   001-04534   23-1274455

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)

7201 Hamilton Boulevard

Allentown, Pennsylvania 18195-1501

(Address of principal executive offices and Zip Code)

(610) 481-4911

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not Applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report)



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Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share   APD   New York Stock Exchange
0.375% Notes due 2021   APD21B   New York Stock Exchange
1.000% Notes due 2025   APD25   New York Stock Exchange
0.500% Notes due 2028   APD28   New York Stock Exchange
0.800% Notes due 2032   APD32   New York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 under the Securities Act of 1933 (17 CFR 230.405) or Rule 12b-2 under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (17 CFR 240.12b-2).

Emerging growth company

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Item 1.01.

Entry Into a Material Definitive Agreement.


Item 2.03.

Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

On March 31, 2021, Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into a five-year dollar equivalent $2.5 billion revolving credit agreement with a syndicate of banks (the “2021 Credit Agreement”), under which senior unsecured debt is available to both the Company and certain of its subsidiaries. The 2021 Credit Agreement will provide a source of liquidity for the Company and support its commercial paper program. The 2021 Credit Agreement replaces the Company’s existing $2.3 billion revolving credit agreement dated March 31, 2017, as subsequently amended (the “Prior Agreement”), which was terminated upon execution of the 2021 Credit Agreement. No borrowings were outstanding under the Prior Agreement at the time of its termination and no early termination penalties were incurred.

The Company unconditionally guarantees the payment of all loans made under the 2021 Credit Agreement to its subsidiary borrowers, if any. Amounts outstanding under the 2021 Credit Agreement may be accelerated for typical defaults, including the non-payment of amounts due under the 2021 Credit Agreement, the non-payment of material judgments or debt obligations and certain bankruptcy events. The only financial covenant in the 2021 Credit Agreement is a maximum ratio of total debt to capitalization.

The foregoing description of the 2021 Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the 2021 Credit Agreement, a copy of which will be filed as an exhibit to our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the period ended March 31, 2021.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.


    Air Products and Chemicals, Inc.
Dated: March 31, 2021     By:  

/s/ M. Scott Crocco

      M. Scott Crocco
      Executive Vice President and
Chief Financial Officer