Voting rights: Linde AG: Publication pursuant to §26 sect.1 WpHG (the German Securities Trading Act) with the aim of pan-European distribution

12/11/2008, 6:17 PM (Source: GlobeNewswire)
Linde AG / Voting rights: Correction of the Release of Voting rights
announcements dated 2
October 2008: Announcement according to § 26, section 1 WpHG
(Securities Trading Act) with the aim of a Europe-wide distribution

Publication pursuant to §26 sect.1 WpHG (the German Securities
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By letter dated 8 December 2008, Allianz SE, Munich, Germany,
notified us pursuant to section 21 (1) of the German Securities
Trading Act (Wertpapierhandelsgesetz - WpHG) that on 30 September
2008, the threshold of Allianz SE in the voting rights in Linde
Aktiengesellschaft, Munich, Germany, fell below 5 % and on that date
amounted to 4.41 % (7,423,081 voting rights). All voting rights in
Linde Aktiengesellschaft were attributed to Allianz SE pursuant to
section 22 (1) sent.1 no. 1 WpHG. The voting rights were attributed
to Allianz SE by its following controlled subsidiaries, whose voting
rights in Linde Aktiengesellschaft exceed 3%:

- Allianz Deutschland AG, Koeniginstraße 28, 80802 München
- Jota-Vermoegensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Königinstraße 28, 80802
Munich
- Allianz-Lebensversicherungs-AG, Reinsburgstraße 19, 70178 Stuttgart
- AZL-Alico Vermoegensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Koeniginstraße 28,
80802 Munich (has been merged with Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG as
of 31 October 2008)

Furthermore Allianz SE notified us pursuant to section 21 (1) in
connection with section 24 German Securities Trading Act
(Wertpapierhandelsgesetz - WpHG) that on 30 September 2008 , the
threshold of Allianz Deutschland AG, Munich, Germany, in the voting
rights in Linde Aktiengesellschaft, Munich, Germany, fell below 5 %
and on that date amounted to 4.30% (7,246,635 voting rights). All
voting rights in Linde Aktiengesellschaft were attributed to Allianz
Deutschland AG pursuant to section 22 (1) sent.1 no. 1 WpHG. The
voting rights were attributed to Allianz Deutschland AG by its
following controlled subsidiaries, whose voting rights in Linde
Aktiengesellschaft exceed 3%:

- Jota-Vermoegensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Koeniginstraße 28,
80802 Munich
- Allianz-Lebensversicherungs-AG, Reinsburgstraße 19, 70178 Stuttgart
- AZL-Alico Vermoegensverwaltungsgesellschaft mbH, Koeniginstraße 28,
80802 Munich (has been merged with Allianz Lebensversicherungs-AG as
of 31 October 2008)

Munich, December 2008

Linde Aktiengesellschaft

Management Board

Linde AG
Klosterhofstr. 1
80331 Munich
Germany
www.linde.com
info@linde.com


ISIN: DE0006483001



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Linde AG
Klosterhofstrasse 1 Munich Germany

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