DGAP-PVR: Linde AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

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Linde AG 

02.05.2014 15:04

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Voting rights: Release of Voting rights announcements according to section
26 (1) WpHG (German Securities Trading Act) with the aim of Europe-wide

Publication pursuant to section 26 (1) WpHG

We have received the following notifications of voting rights pursuant to
section 25 WpHG on 1 May 2014:

1. Details of listed company: Linde AG, Klosterhofstr. 1, 80331 Munich,
2. Details of the company subject to the notification obligation
(notifier): Ministry of Finance on behalf of the State of Norway, Oslo,
3. Triggering event: Exceeding threshold

4.   Threshold(s) crossed or reached:  5 % 

5.   Date at which the threshold is crossed or reached:  30 April 2014

6.   Total number of voting rights: 7.01 % (equals 13,012,648 voting
 Based on total number of voting rights issued: 185,648,912 

7.   Detailed information on the voting rights proportion:
 (Financial-/other) instruments pursuant to section 25 WpHG 0.43 % (equals:
800,000 voting rights)
thereof held indirectly 0 % (equals 0 voting rights)
 Voting rights pursuant to sections 21, 22 WpHG:  6.58 % (equals:
12,212,648 voting rights)

8. Detailed information on (financial-/other) instruments:

 Chain of controlled undertakings:   

Norges Bank 

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Language:     English
Company:      Linde AG
              Klosterhofstraße 1  
              80331 München
Internet:     www.linde.de
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