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

5/15/2012, 5:17 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)

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Publication pursuant to section 26 (1) WpHG

Notification of voting rights pursuant to section 25 a WpHG

We have received the following notification of voting rights pursuant to section 25 a WpHG on 7 Mai 2012:

1.Details of listed company:Linde AG, Klosterhofstr. 1, 80331 Munich, Germany
2.Details of the company subject toMorgan Stanley, Delaware, USA
the notification obligation (notifier):
3.Triggering event:Exceeding the threshold
4.Threshold(s) crossed or reached:5%
5.Date at which the threshold is2 May 2012
crossed or reached
6.Total number of voting rights:7,92% (equals 13.539.703 voting rights)
7.Detailed information on the voting rights proportion:
(Financial-/other) instruments
pursuant to section 25 a WpHG:3,98 % (equals: 6.814.580 voting rights)
    thereof held indirectly:3,98 % (equals: 6.814.580 voting rights)
(Financial-/other) instruments
pursuant to section 25 WpHG3,73 % (equals: 6.374.531 voting rights)
    thereof held indirectly:3,73 % (equals: 6.374.531 voting rights)
Voting rights pursuant to sections
21, 22 WpHG:0,20 % (equals: 350.592 voting rights)
8.Detailed information on (financial-/other) instruments pursuant to section 25 a WpHG:
ISIN or name/description of (financial-/other) instruments and expiry:
Cash-Settled Call Options28 June 2016
1 September 2014
Physically Settled Put Options15 June 2012
21 December 2012
Cash-Settled Swaps13 January 2014
24 February 2014
Cash Settled Put Option1 September 2014
Cash Settled Futures18 May 2012
15 June 2012
Detailed information on (financial-/other) instruments pursuant to section 25 WpHG:
ISIN or name/description of (financial-/other) instruments and expiry:
Physically-Settled Call Options18 May 2012
15 June 2012
21 December 2012
20 December 2013
Retransfer claimsVarious contracts that can be exercised at the lenders
discretion

Munich, May 2012

Linde Aktiengesellschaft

Executive Board





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Linde AG
Klosterhofstrasse 1 Munich Germany

WKN: 648300;ISIN: DE0006483001;Index:Prime All Share,HDAX,DAX,CDAX;
Listed: Freiverkehr in Niedersächsische Börse zu Hannover,
Prime Standard in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse,
Regulierter Markt in Frankfurter Wertpapierbörse,
Regulierter Markt in Börse Stuttgart,
Regulierter Markt in Bayerische Börse München,
Regulierter Markt in Börse Berlin,
Regulierter Markt in Hanseatische Wertpapierbörse zu Hamburg,
Regulierter Markt in Börse Düsseldorf;


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