Voting rights:Linde AG:Voting rights: Release of voting rights announcements according to section 26 (1) WpHG (Securities Trading Act) with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution

2/24/2011, 1:50 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
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Voting rights: Release of voting rights announcements according to section 26
(1) WpHG (Securities Trading Act) with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution
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By letter dated 23 February 2011, Allianz SE, Munich, Germany, notified us
pursuant to section 21 (1) of the German Securities Trading Act
(Wertpapierhandelsgesetz - WpHG) that on 21 February 2011, the threshold of
Allianz SE in the voting rights in Linde AG, Munich, Germany, fell below 3% and
amounted to 2.97% (5,051,187 voting rights of total 170,296,941 voting rights).
Of such voting rights 2.96% (5,045,068 voting rights) were attributed to Allianz
SE pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG and 0.004% (6,119 voting
rights) pursuant to section 22 (1) sent. 1 no. 6 WpHG.

At the same time Allianz SE notified us pursuant to section 22 (1) in connection
with section 24 WpHG of the following:

1.  The voting rights of Allianz Deutschland AG, Munich, Germany, in Linde AG
fell below the threshold of 3% on 17 February 2011 and amounted to 2.99%
(5,092,869 voting rights of total 170,296,941 voting rights). These voting
rights were attributed to Allianz Deutschland AG pursuant to section 22 (1)
sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG.

2. The voting rights of Jota Vermögensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Munich,
Germany, in Linde AG fell below the threshold of 3% on 17 February 2011 and
amounted to 2.96% (5,032,742 voting rights of total 170,296,941 voting rights).
These voting rights were attributed to Jota Vermögensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH
pursuant to section 21 (1) sent. 1 no. 1 WpHG.

3. The voting rights of Allianz Lebensversicherung AG, Stuttgart, Germany, in
Linde AG fell below the threshold of 3% on 17 February 2011 and amounted to
2.96% (5,032,742 voting rights of total 170,296,941 voting rights).


Munich, February 2011

Linde Aktiengesellschaft

Management Board

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Linde AG
Klosterhofstrasse 1 Munich Germany

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