Form 11-K AIR PRODUCTS & CHEMICALS For: Dec 31

June 21, 2021 1:28 PM EDT

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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, DC 20549

FORM 11-K

FOR ANNUAL REPORTS OF EMPLOYEE STOCK PURCHASE, SAVINGS AND SIMILAR PLANS PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934


(Mark One)
xANNUAL REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the fiscal year ended 31 December 2020

OR

¨
TRANSITION REPORT PURSUANT TO SECTION 15(d) OF THE SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934
For the transition period from _________ to _________

Commission file number 001-04534

A.Full title of the Plan and the address of the Plan, if different from that of the issuer named below:

AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN

B.Name of issuer of the securities held pursuant to the Plan and the address of its principal executive offices:

AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
7201 HAMILTON BOULEVARD
ALLENTOWN, PA 18195-1501



AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Table of Contents

All other schedules required by the Department of Labor’s Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 ("ERISA") have been omitted because there is no information to report.



REPORT OF INDEPENDENT REGISTERED PUBLIC ACCOUNTING FIRM
To the Plan Participants and Plan Administrator of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Retirement Saving Plan
Opinion on the Financial Statements
We have audited the accompanying statements of net assets available for benefits of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Retirement Saving Plan (the "Plan") as of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and the related statement of changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended 31 December 2020, the related notes (collectively referred to as the “financial statements”). In our opinion, the financial statements present fairly, in all material respects, the net assets available for benefits as of 31 December 2020 and 2019, and the changes in net assets available for benefits for the year ended 31 December 2020, in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America.
Basis for Opinion
These financial statements are the responsibility of the Plan's management. Our responsibility is to express an opinion on the financial statements based on our audits. We are a public accounting firm registered with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (United States) (PCAOB) and are required to be independent with respect to the Plan in accordance with the U.S. federal securities laws and the applicable rules and regulations of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the PCAOB.
We conducted our audits in accordance with standards of the PCAOB. Those standards require that we plan and perform the audit to obtain reasonable assurance about whether the financial statements are free of material misstatement, whether due to error or fraud. Our audits included performing procedures to assess the risks of material misstatement of the financial statements, whether due to error or fraud, and performing procedures that respond to those risks. Such procedures included examining, on a test basis, evidence regarding the amounts and disclosures in the financial statements. Our audits also included evaluating the accounting principles used and significant estimates made by management, as well as evaluating the overall presentation of the financial statements. We believe that our audits provide a reasonable basis for our opinion.
Report on Supplemental Schedule
The supplemental schedule of assets (held at end of year) as of 31 December 2020 has been subjected to audit procedures performed in conjunction with the audit of the Plan’s financial statements. The supplemental schedule is the responsibility of the Plan's management. Our audit procedures included determining whether the supplemental schedule reconciles to the financial statements or the underlying accounting and other records, as applicable, and performing procedures to test the completeness and accuracy of the information presented in the supplemental schedule. In forming our opinion on the supplemental schedule, we evaluated whether the supplemental schedule, including its form and content, is presented in compliance with the Department of Labor's Rules and Regulations for Reporting and Disclosure under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974. In our opinion, such schedule is fairly stated, in all material respects, in relation to the financial statements as a whole.


/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
21 June 2021

We have served as the auditor of the Plan since 2019.
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AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019
(In thousands)

20202019
Assets:
Participant-directed investments at fair value:
Interest-bearing Cash$7,459 $6,126 
Money Market Fund48,875 39,478 
Mutual Funds708,045 674,887 
Commingled Funds980,192 826,800 
Company Stock538,055 498,858 
Self-directed Brokerage Account64,030 54,232 
Total participant-directed investments at fair value2,346,656 2,100,381 
Fully benefit-responsive investment contracts at contract value:
Fixed Income Securities Fund192,742 173,229 
Receivables:
Notes receivable from participants14,534 14,707 
Employer contributions receivable781 348 
Accrued interest and dividends391 459 
Other receivables89 147 
Total receivables15,795 15,661 
Total assets2,555,193 2,289,271 
Liabilities:
Payables and accrued liabilities63 196 
Total liabilities63 196 
Net assets available for benefits$2,555,130 $2,289,075 
See notes to financial statements.
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AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits
For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
(In thousands)

2020
Additions:
Contributions:
Participant contributions$57,125 
Company matching contributions17,068 
Company core contributions16,616 
Total contributions90,809 
Investment income:
Interest income816 
Dividend income40,472 
Net appreciation in the fair value of investments330,553 
Total investment income371,841 
Total additions462,650 
Deductions:
Distributions to participants196,136 
Administrative expenses459 
Total deductions196,595 
Net increase266,055 
Net assets available for benefits:
     Beginning of year2,289,075 
     End of year$2,555,130 
See notes to financial statements.
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AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
(1)Description of the Plan
The following description of the Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Retirement Savings Plan (the "Plan") provides only general information. Participants should refer to the Summary Plan Description and the Plan Document for a more complete description of the Plan’s provisions. Capitalized terms used herein but not defined herein have the meanings set forth in the Plan.
(a)General
The Plan is a defined-contribution plan sponsored by Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. (the "Company") covering certain full-time and part-time salaried and hourly employees of the Company and designated subsidiaries. The Plan permits participation by employees whose terms and conditions of employment are covered by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement provided such collective bargaining agreement provides for Plan participation. Participants of the Plan are entitled to make before-tax contributions and Roth 401(k) contributions as allowed by Sections 401(k) and 401(m) of the Internal Revenue Code ("IRC") after having completed at least 30 days of service. Company matching contributions are made under IRC Section 401(m). The Plan is subject to the provisions of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act ("ERISA").
(b)Administration
The Board of Directors of the Company (the "Board") has delegated oversight for the design and administration of the Plan to its Management Development and Compensation Committee and oversight for the funding and management of assets of the Plan to its Audit and Finance Committee. The Board has delegated authority to the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer (the "Chairman") to take such actions as necessary to provide employee pension or welfare benefits, in accordance with its delegation with respect to the Company’s pension and welfare benefit plans. The Chairman has delegated some of this authority to the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, who has established a Benefits Committee to have fiduciary responsibility for appeals of the denial of benefits in an ERISA plan. The "Plan Administrator" means the Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer, or such other person he or she shall appoint to fill such role. The Audit and Finance Committee appointed the Pension Investment Committee to supervise, monitor and review the investment performance of the Plan's assets. Fidelity Management Trust ("Fidelity") is the trustee of the Plan.
(c)Participant Accounts
Individual accounts are maintained for each participant of the Plan. Each participant’s account is credited with the participant’s contributions, Company contributions, and allocations of the Plan’s earnings. Participant accounts are also charged with withdrawals and an allocation of Plan losses and administrative expenses. Allocations are based on investment elections made by the participant. The benefit to which a participant is entitled is the benefit that can be provided from the participant’s vested account balance.
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RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
(d)Contributions
Subject to certain IRC restrictions, participants may elect to contribute to the Plan on a before-tax 401(k) basis or after-tax Roth 401(k) basis from 3% to 50%, in whole percentages, of each participant's compensation, as defined in the Plan Document, through payroll deductions. The before-tax basis allows a participant to defer recognition of income for federal income tax purposes.
Participants who are at least age 50 before the close of the calendar year may make catch-up contributions in accordance with, and subject to the limitations of, IRC Section 414(v).
The Plan is required to return contributions received during the Plan year in excess of the IRC limits.
The Company will match certain contributions to the Plan made by participants. The matching contribution calculation will depend on whether or not the participant receives Company Core Contributions under the Plan and in accordance with IRC Section 401(a). To be eligible for Company Core Contributions, a participant must be (1) a salaried employee hired or rehired after 31 October 2004, (2) an hourly employee who transferred to a salaried status after 31 October 2004, (3) a nonunion hourly employee hired or rehired after 31 January 2011, (4) an employee who becomes a nonunion hourly employee after 31 January 2011 due to a change in employment status and is not earning credited service under the Pension Plan for Hourly Rated Employees of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., (5) a salaried employee who made an irrevocable election to receive Company Core Contributions under the Plan instead of continuing to earn credited service under the Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Pension Plan for Salaried Employees, or (6) an employee covered by the terms of a collective bargaining agreement whose terms provide for a Company Core Contribution after 31 October 2017.
Company Core Contributions are cash contributions made by the Company to eligible participants’ accounts in accordance with the participants’ investment direction election. The amount of Company Core Contributions is based on participants’ service and base pay as follows:
4% of base pay if credited service is less than 10 years;
5% of base pay if credited service is between 10 and 19 years; or
6% of base pay if credited service is 20 years or more.
Eligible participants are not required to contribute to the Plan in order to receive the Company Core Contribution.
For participants who are receiving Company Core Contributions, the Company will match participant contributions using the Enhanced Formula as follows:
$0.75 for each $1.00 of the first 4% of base pay that is contributed; plus
$0.50 for each $1.00 of the next 2% of base pay that is contributed.
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AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
For participants who are not receiving Company Core Contributions, but rather are earning credited service in the Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Pension Plan for Salaried Employees or in the Pension Plan for Hourly Rated Employees of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc., the Company will match participant contributions using the Regular Formula as follows:
$0.75 for each $1.00 of the first 3% of base pay that is contributed; plus
$0.25 for each $1.00 of the next 3% of base pay that is contributed.
Catch-up contributions are not eligible for matching contributions.
Company matching contributions are invested in the Company's common stock ("Company Stock"). Company matching contributions may be transferred by the Plan’s participants to any of the Plan’s other investment options at any time. As such, Company Stock is deemed participant directed.
On an annual basis, the Company shall ensure that a participant’s Company matching contribution is equal to the maximum contribution the participant would receive under the Enhanced Formula for Company Core Contribution participants and the Regular Formula for all other eligible participants for the calendar year based upon the participant’s before-tax and Roth 401(k) Contributions for the entire calendar year. Effective 31 December 2021, Company matching contributions will apply to participants who are employed by the Company on the last day of the Plan Year. Additional Company matching contributions to provide participants with their maximum amount were $781,000 and $348,000 for 2020 and 2019, respectively, and are reflected on the Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits within "Employer contributions receivable."
(e)Contribution Percentage Changes
Contribution percentage changes are effective as soon as administratively possible after receipt of a request from a participant.
(f)Rollovers
A participant or any other employee who is entitled to make a rollover contribution to the Plan under the IRC may make a cash contribution to the Plan of all or a portion of any such rollover contribution amount.
(g)Vesting
Participants are immediately vested in 100% of their elected salary deferrals, rollover contributions, the Company’s matching contributions, Company Core Contributions, and earnings thereon.
(h)Forfeitures
Forfeitures can be used by the Company to reduce the costs of administering the Plan. There were no forfeitures used to reduce the costs of administering the Plan in 2020 and there were $433,000 unallocated forfeitures at 31 December 2020. There were no unallocated forfeitures at 31 December 2019.
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AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
(i)Withdrawal Provisions
Upon application, but no sooner than 12 months after any earlier withdrawal:
(a)a participant may withdraw all or a portion of after-tax contributions, which have been in the Plan for at least two years;
(b)after withdrawing all amounts described in subparagraph (a), a participant may withdraw any Company matching contributions, which have been in the Plan for at least two years;
(c)after withdrawing all amounts described in subparagraphs (a) and (b), a participant may withdraw before-tax contributions, Roth 401(k) contributions, and then vested Company Core Contributions upon:
(i)attaining age 59½;
(ii)providing satisfactory evidence that the withdrawal is required on account of a “hardship.” Hardship withdrawals will be limited to situations in which a participant has an immediate and heavy financial need and a distribution from the Plan is necessary to meet that need. A participant is not required to take a plan loan from any plan maintained by the Company or an Affiliated Company, as defined by IRC section 414, in order to obtain a hardship distribution. A hardship withdrawal may be made without regard to whether any other withdrawal has occurred within the last 12 months and will result in the suspension of the right to contribute to the Plan for the next 6 months. Effective 1 January 2020, hardship distribution provisions were amended to treat expenses and losses (including loss of income) incurred by a participant on account of a disaster as an immediate and heavy financial need. The disaster must be declared by the Federal Emergency Management Agency ("FEMA") under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act, Public Law 100-707, and the participant’s principal residence or principal place of employment at the time of the disaster must be located in an area designated by FEMA for individual assistance with respect to the disaster;
(iii)a Qualified Reservist Distribution; or
(iv)a distribution pursuant to the Heroes Earnings Assistance and Relief Tax Act of 2008.
In accordance with the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security ("CARES") Act, which was signed on 27 March 2020, participants were permitted to take a coronavirus-related distribution of up to $100,000 from their retirement plan without a 10% early withdrawal penalty before 31 December 2020. Participants can pay the related taxes ratably over three years or repay the distribution to an eligible retirement plan within three years.
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AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
A participant, upon separation of employment, is entitled to receive all amounts credited to his or her account, including before-tax, Roth 401(k), after-tax, catch-up, Company matching contributions, and Company Core Contributions. This distribution will automatically occur on or about 60 days after the end of the month in which employment ends if the participant’s account balance is less than $1,000. Participants may continue to repay any outstanding loan balances; any outstanding loan balance which is not repaid within 90 days will be treated as a taxable distribution. At the discretion of the Plan Administrator, loan balances may be transferred to a successor employer for participants whose employment ends due to a divestiture of a business or segment of the Company. Participants may elect to rollover distributions directly into another qualified plan or an Individual Retirement Account.
In accordance with the Setting Every Community Up for Retirement Enhancement ("SECURE") Act, beginning on 1 January 2020, the age for required minimum distributions was increased to age 72 for individuals who were younger than 70½ on 31 December 2019. Effective 31 December 2019, the SECURE Act requires the entire balance of the participant's account to be distributed within 10 years following a participant's death. The new 10-year rule applies regardless of whether the participant dies before, on, or after the age for required minimum distributions to begin, now age 72.
In addition, pursuant to the CARES Act, participants who were currently receiving required minimum distributions were offered the option to waive their 2020 payment and participants who were due to receive the first required distribution in 2020 had their distribution automatically waived. The ability to request special waivers with respect to required minimum distributions under the CARES Act ceased as of 31 December 2020.
(j)Notes Receivable from Participants
The Plan may make a loan or loans to any participant upon electronic request through Fidelity. Loans may be made in an amount that, when added to the outstanding balance of any other loan, will not exceed the lesser of $50,000 or one half of the present value of the participant’s vested account balance. Participant loans are valued at the sum of the unpaid principal balance, plus accrued but unpaid interest. The loan must be adequately secured, bear a reasonable interest rate, and be repaid within a maximum of five years, unless such loan is for a principal residence, in which case the loan is to be repaid within a maximum of 25 years. The interest rate charged on all outstanding participant loans during the Plan year ended 31 December 2020, ranged from 4.25% to 10.50% with maturities through 2045.
Loan principal and interest repayments are credited directly to the borrowing participant’s plan account and invested in accordance with the participant’s then-current investment directions.
Plan participant loans may be directly rolled over to a qualified plan of a subsequent employer of the participant pursuant to an agreement between the Company and the subsequent employer at the discretion of the Plan Administrator. In addition, loan participants may repay an amount toward the outstanding loan balance at any time in accordance with the procedures established by the Plan Administrator.
Pursuant to the CARES Act, Plan participants could request a delay of loan repayments up to one year for repayments that occurred between 27 March 2020 and 31 December 2020. If a delay was granted, the participant’s loan was reamortized and included any interest accrued during the period of delay. The ability to request a delay in loan repayments under the CARES Act ceased as of 31 December 2020.
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AIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS, INC.
RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
(k)Investment Directions
Participant investment fund elections can be made in increments of 1% provided the percentages total 100%. Designated default funds for the Plan are the State Street Global Advisor Target Retirement Date Funds. Company matching contributions are invested in Company Stock, which may be transferred by the Plan’s participants to any other investment option at any time, provided they are not in violation of frequent trading rules as defined in the Summary Plan Description, in which case transfers may be limited to the Money Market Fund. Participants can elect to have their contributions to the Plan and Company Core Contributions invested in a Money Market Fund, Mutual Funds, Company Stock, Commingled Funds, and a Fixed Income Securities Fund offered by the Plan. Participants may also direct their investments through a trustee sponsored brokerage account ("Fidelity BrokerageLink"), which offers the option to invest in a range of Fidelity and non-Fidelity mutual funds. Interest-bearing Cash held in the Fidelity BrokerageLink account is presented separately as short-term investment on the Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits.
Participant changes to investment elections can apply to future contributions, accumulated savings, or both. Participant investment election changes completed by 4 p.m. (Eastern Time) are effective the same New York Stock Exchange ("NYSE") business day and are reflected in the participant’s account the next NYSE business day.
Participants may not redirect accumulated savings directly from the Fixed Income Securities Fund to the Money Market Fund or to Fidelity BrokerageLink.
(2)    Summary of Significant Accounting Policies
(a)Basis of Accounting
The financial statements and accompanying footnotes were prepared on the accrual basis of accounting in conformity with accounting principles generally accepted in the United States of America ("GAAP"). The Company has elected to file these financial statements with the Securities and Exchange Commission prepared in conformity with guidelines issued under ERISA, as amended.
(b)Use of Estimates
The preparation of financial statements in conformity with GAAP requires management to make estimates and assumptions that affect the reported amounts of net assets, liabilities and changes therein, and disclosure of contingent assets and liabilities. Actual results could differ from those estimates.
(c)Investment Valuation and Income Recognition
The Plan’s investments are stated at fair value, except for fully benefit responsive contracts which are carried at contract value (see Note 4, Fixed Income Securities Fund, for additional information). Quoted market prices are used to value investments.
Purchases and sales are recorded on a trade-date basis. Interest is recorded on an accrual basis. Dividends are recorded on the ex-dividend date. Net appreciation on the Statement of Changes in Net Assets Available for Benefits includes the Plan’s gains and losses on investments bought and sold as well as held during the year.
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RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
(d)Risks and Uncertainties
Investment securities, in general, are exposed to various risks, such as interest rate, credit, and overall market volatility risks. Due to the level of risk associated with certain investment securities, it is reasonably possible that changes in the values of investment securities will occur in the near term and could materially impact participants’ account balances and the amounts reported in the accompanying Statements of Net Assets Available for Benefits. The Plan’s exposure to a concentration of credit risk is dependent upon the investment allocations selected by the Plan’s participants. At 31 December 2020 and 2019, 21% and 22%, respectively, of the Plan’s net assets available for benefits were invested in the Company Stock. The underlying value of the Company’s stock is impacted by the performance of the Company, the market’s evaluation of such performance, and other factors.
(e)Payment of Benefits
Benefits are recorded when paid. Amounts allocated to accounts of participants who have elected to withdraw from the Plan, but have not yet been paid, were $607,000 at 31 December 2020. There were no participants who elected to withdraw from the Plan, but had not yet been paid at 31 December 2019.
(3)Fair Value Measurements
Fair value is defined as an exit price, or the price that would be received to sell an asset or paid to transfer a liability in an orderly transaction between market participants at the measurement date.
The fair value hierarchy prioritizes the inputs to valuation techniques used to measure fair value into three broad levels as follows:
Level 1 – Quoted prices (unadjusted) in active markets for identical assets or liabilities.
Level 2 – Inputs that are observable for the asset or liability, either directly or indirectly through market corroboration, for substantially the full term of the asset or liability.
Level 3 – Inputs that are unobservable for the asset or liability based on the Company’s own assumptions about the assumptions market-participants would use in pricing the asset or liability.
If the inputs used to measure the financial assets and liabilities fall within more than one level described above, the categorization is based on the lowest level input that is significant to the fair value measurement of the instrument. Within the Plan, investments are recorded at fair value as follows:
(a)Interest-bearing Cash and Money Market Fund
The carrying amounts of cash and cash equivalents approximate fair value due to short-term maturity.
(b)Mutual Funds
Shares of mutual funds are valued at the daily closing price as reported by the fund. The mutual funds are required to publish their daily net asset value ("NAV") and to transact at that price. The mutual funds are deemed to be actively traded and are classified as Level 1 assets.
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Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
(c)Commingled Funds
Commingled Funds are valued at NAV, determined by each fund's trustee based on the fair value of the underlying securities within the funds, which are traded on active markets. The Commingled Funds are not subject to redemption restrictions and are presented as a Level 1 asset.
(d)Company Stock
Company Stock is valued based on the number of shares held by the Plan at period-end multiplied by the closing price of the Company’s stock on the NYSE and, therefore, presented as a Level 1 asset.
(e)Fixed Income Securities Fund
The Fixed Income Securities Fund invests in fully-benefit responsive investment contracts that are held at contract value. See Note 4, Fixed Income Securities Fund, for additional information on the fund.
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RETIREMENT SAVINGS PLAN
Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
(f)Investments Measured at Fair Value
Investments measured at fair value at 31 December 2020 and 2019 are summarized below (in thousands):
31 December 2020
TotalLevel 1Level 2Level 3
Assets
Interest-bearing Cash$7,459 $7,459 $— $— 
Money Market Fund48,875 48,875 — — 
Mutual Funds772,075 772,075 — — 
Commingled Funds980,192 980,192 — — 
Company Stock538,055 538,055 — — 
Total investments at fair value$2,346,656 $2,346,656 $— $— 
Investments measured at contract value:
Fixed Income Securities Fund192,742 
Total Investments$2,539,398 

31 December 2019
TotalLevel 1Level 2Level 3
Assets
Interest-bearing Cash$6,126 $6,126 $— $— 
Money Market Fund39,478 39,478 — — 
Mutual Funds729,119 729,119 — — 
Commingled Funds826,800 826,800 — — 
Company Stock498,858 498,858 — — 
Total investments at fair value$2,100,381 $2,100,381 $— $— 
Investments measured at contract value:
Fixed Income Securities Fund173,229 
Total Investments$2,273,610 

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Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
(4)    Fixed Income Securities Fund
Contributions made to the Fixed Income Securities Fund (the "Fund") can be invested in varying allocations of traditional investment contracts with insurance companies and other financial institutions, and short to intermediate-term fixed income securities or portfolios that are “wrapped” by third-party financial institutions that guarantee principal and a predetermined interest rate yield. The contract issuers of the traditional investment contracts and the wrap providers are highly rated financial institutions. The contracts held in the Fund are currently synthetic and deemed fully benefit-responsive as they provide that the Plan’s participants may make withdrawals at contract value. As described in Note 2, Summary of Significant Accounting Policies, contract value is the relevant measurement attributable for the contracts held in the Fund because the contracts are deemed fully benefit-responsive. Contract value represents contributions made under the contract, plus earnings, less participant withdrawals and administrative expenses.
No valuation reserves were recorded against the contract value for credit risk of the contract issuers or otherwise for the Fund at 31 December 2020 and 2019.
Key factors that could influence future average interest crediting rates include, but are not limited to the following: the Fund's cash flows, changes in interest rates, total return performance of the bond strategies underlying each of the Fund’s contracts, and default or credit failures of any of the securities, investment contracts, or other investments held in the Fund.
Participants may ordinarily direct the withdrawal or transfer of all or a portion of their investment at contract value. Certain events, although considered unlikely and not probable, such as a change in administration or operation of the Plan or the Fund, group terminations, layoffs, or exclusion of group eligibility in the Plan, may limit the ability of participants to access their investments at contract value. The contract issuers may terminate the contracts in the unlikely event of a default by the Plan.
(5)Income Tax Status
The Internal Revenue Service ("IRS") has determined and informed the Company, by letter dated 16 February 2017, that the Plan is designed in accordance with applicable sections of the IRC. The determination letter covered Plan amendments adopted through 14 December 2015. Although the Plan has been amended since receiving the determination letter, the Plan Administrator and the Plan’s tax counsel believe that the Plan is designed and is currently being operated in compliance with the applicable requirements of the IRC and, therefore, believe that the Plan is qualified as tax-exempt.
(6)Expenses of the Plan
All reasonable third-party fees and expenses for administration of the Plan have been paid by the Plan, including (but not limited to) trustee fees, record-keeping fees, audit fees, proxy voting fees, and communication expenses. Such expenses may be assessed to participant accounts as a quarterly administrative charge. Expenses incident to the management of the Plan’s investments are deducted from the earnings of the respective investments. Audit fees for the year ended 31 December 2020 were paid by the Company.
(7)Plan Termination
Although it has not expressed any intent to do so, the Company has the right under the Plan to discontinue its contributions at any time and to terminate the Plan subject to the provisions of ERISA.
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Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
(8)Related-Party Transactions
The Plan holds Company Stock, representing qualifying equity securities as defined by ERISA. The Plan held Company Stock valued at $538,055,000 and $498,858,000 at 31 December 2020 and 2019, representing 21% and 22% of net assets available for benefits, respectively. At 31 December 2020 and 2019, the Plan held 1,969,000 and 2,123,000 shares with a cost basis of $207,734,000 and $192,471,000, respectively, of Company Stock. During the Plan year ended 31 December 2020, the Plan recorded dividend income of $10,511,000 received from dividends on Company Stock.
Plan investments include shares of funds managed by Fidelity. Fidelity is the trustee and record keeper, as defined by the Plan. Therefore, these transactions qualify as exempt party-in-interest transactions. Fees paid for investment management services were included as a reduction of the return earned on each fund. The Plan's investments in funds managed by Fidelity are valued at $595,390,000 and $531,711,000 at 31 December 2020 and 2019, representing 23% of net assets available for benefits in each year.
The Plan also issues loans to participants, which are secured by the vested balances in the participants’ accounts.
(9)COVID-19 Considerations
The novel strain of coronavirus was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization in March 2020 and it continues to impact the Company's business operations and results. Given the dynamic nature of these circumstances, uncertainty remains related to the duration and ultimate impact of the pandemic on the financial results and condition of the Plan.
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Notes to Financial Statements
As of 31 December 2020 and 2019 and For the Year Ended 31 December 2020
(10)Reconciliation of Financial Statements to Form 5500
The following is a reconciliation of net assets available for benefits per the financial statements at 31 December 2020 and 2019 to Form 5500:
20202019
(In thousands)
Net assets available for benefits per the financial statements$2,555,130 $2,289,075 
Adjustment from contract value to fair value for fully benefit-responsive investment contracts9,598 4,188 
Amounts allocated to withdrawing participants(607)— 
Net assets available for benefits per Form 5500$2,564,121 $2,293,263 
The following is a reconciliation of benefits paid to participants per the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020 to the Form 5500:
2020
(In thousands)
Distributions to participants per the financial statements$196,136 
Amounts allocated to withdrawing participants at 31 December 2020607 
Distributions to participants per Form 5500$196,743 
The following is a reconciliation of the net increase in net assets per the financial statements for the year ended 31 December 2020 to the Form 5500:
2020
(In thousands)
Increase in net assets per the financial statements$266,055 
Change in the adjustment from contract value to fair value for fully benefit-responsive investment contracts5,410 
Change in amounts allocated to withdrawing participants(607)
Net increase per Form 5500$270,858 

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Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Retirement Savings Plan
Employer ID No: 23-1274455, Plan No: 001
Schedule H, Part IV, Line 4(i) – Schedule of Assets (Held at End of Year)
As of 31 December 2020
(In thousands except for share data)

Identity of issueDescriptionCurrent value
Interest-bearing cash:
*Fidelity Trust Management Company Cash$7,459 
Money Market Fund:
*Fidelity Investments Money Market Government Portfolio - Institutional ClassMoney market fund; par value48,875 
Life Cycle Funds (Lending Series Fund Class V):
SS Target Retirement Income SecuritiesCommingled investment pool27,820 
SS Target Retirement 2020 SecuritiesCommingled investment pool60,575 
SS Target Retirement 2025 SecuritiesCommingled investment pool84,160 
SS Target Retirement 2030 SecuritiesCommingled investment pool101,983 
SS Target Retirement 2035 SecuritiesCommingled investment pool49,143 
SS Target Retirement 2040 SecuritiesCommingled investment pool64,029 
SS Target Retirement 2045 SecuritiesCommingled investment pool36,959 
SS Target Retirement 2050 SecuritiesCommingled investment pool33,276 
SS Target Retirement 2055 SecuritiesCommingled investment pool23,685 
SS Target Retirement 2060 SecuritiesCommingled investment pool6,969 
SS Target Retirement 2065 SecuritiesCommingled investment pool407 
Corporate Bond Fund:
Western Asset Core Plus Bond CIF R1 Commingled investment pool106,519 
Bond Index Fund:
Vanguard Total Bond Market Index FundMutual fund shares: 3,633,47942,221 
Balanced Fund:
Dodge & Cox Balanced FundMutual fund shares: 1,097,896111,744 
S&P 500 Index Fund:
*Fidelity 500 Index FundMutual fund shares: 1,859,755242,084 
Extended Market Index Fund:
*Fidelity Extended Market Index FundMutual fund shares: 453,16237,830 
Mid-Cap Core Fund:
Principal Funds Inc. MidCap Fund Institutional ClassMutual fund shares: 2,052,78874,208 
Large Cap Value Fund:
Vanguard Windsor II Fund AdmiralMutual fund shares: 2,522,292173,256 
Large Cap Growth Fund:
JPMCB Large Cap Growth FundCommingled investment pool194,180 
Limited Term Government Fund:
*Fidelity Limited Term Government FundMutual fund shares: 330
International Stock Funds:
*Fidelity International Discovery Commingled PoolCommingled investment pool77,965 
Vanguard Total International Stock Index FundMutual fund shares: 205,70726,699 
Small Cap Core Fund:
*FIAM Small Capitalization Core Commingled PoolCommingled investment pool112,522 
Common Stock:
*Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Common Stock
Common stock shares: 1,969,240; Historical Cost: 207,734
538,055 
Fixed Income Securities Fund:
Invesco Stable Value FundGuaranteed investment contracts; 2.08% (average yield) in 2020202,340 
Self-Directed Brokerage Account:
*Fidelity BrokerageLinkBrokerage account for many publicly available mutual funds64,030 
Total investments$2,548,996 
*Participant loansInterest rates ranging from 4.25% to 10.50% with various maturity dates$14,534 
* Represents investments with a party in interest.
Note: Cost information not presented because investments are participant directed.
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INDEX TO EXHIBIT


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SIGNATURE

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the trustees (or other persons who administer the employee benefit plan) have duly caused this Annual Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Retirement Savings Plan
(Name of Plan)
Date:21 June 2021By:/s/ Sean D. Major
Sean D. Major
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

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Exhibit 23.1
Consent of Independent Registered Public Accounting Firm
We consent to the incorporation by reference in Registration Statement No. 333-204388 of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. on Form S-8 of our report dated 21 June 2021, relating to the financial statements and supplemental schedule of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Retirement Savings Plan, appearing in the Annual Report on Form 11-K of Air Products and Chemicals, Inc. Retirement Savings Plan for the year ended 31 December 2020.


/s/ DELOITTE & TOUCHE LLP

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
21 June 2021










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