DGAP-Adhoc: Linde AG: Dr Wolfgang Büchele to become new CEO of Linde AG

DGAP-Adhoc: Linde AG: Dr Wolfgang Büchele to become new CEO of Linde AG

Linde AG  / Key word(s): Change of Personnel

27.09.2013 10:45

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The Supervisory Board of Linde AG, in its meeting today, has appointed Dr
Wolfgang Büchele (54) as member of the Executive Board effective 1 May 2014
and designated CEO. Following the annual general meeting on 20 May 2014,
Büchele will take over the role as CEO from Prof. Dr Wolfgang Reitzle (64)
whose appointment will end then due to reaching the age limit.

'With Dr Wolfgang Büchele we have found an excellent industry expert and
internationally experienced manager. We are very pleased to have won him
for Linde,' said Dr Manfred Schneider, Chairman of the Supervisory Board of
Linde AG. 'He is a skilled strategist and true insider of the chemical
industry. With his wealth of experience he fulfils all prerequisites to
further advance Linde in its successful development, excellently managed by
Prof. Wolfgang Reitzle, and ensure a seamless and sustainable continuation
on this path.'

'It is a great honour for me to be given the opportunity and also challenge
to take over the reigns of Linde,' said Dr Wolfgang Büchele. 'I have been
following the rapid and very positive development of the company during the
past years and now look forward to actively shaping its future.'

Wolfgang Büchele is CEO of the Finnish chemical company Kemira since April
2012. From 2009 to 2011 he was CEO of the Hungarian chemical company
BorsodChem. Before that Büchele was 20 years at BASF in various responsible
positions.

In addition, the Supervisory Board has decided to extend the term of Sanjiv
Lamba (49) by five years until March 2019. Lamba is member of the Executive
Board since March 2011. He is responsible for the gases business in Greater
China, South & East Asia and the South Pacific as well as for Asia Joint
Ventures and the Electronic gases business.


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For further information:
Media
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Tel: +49.89.35757-1320

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Tel: +49.89.35757-1333

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Dr Dominik Heger
Tel: +49.89.35757-1334

Lisa Tilmann
Tel: +49.89.35757-1328

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Language:     English
Company:      Linde AG
              Klosterhofstraße 1  
              80331 München
              Germany
Phone:         +49.89.35757-01 
Fax:          +49.89.35757-1075 
E-mail:       info@linde.com
Internet:     www.linde.de
ISIN:         DE0006483001
WKN:          648300
Indices:      DAX
Listed:       Regulierter Markt in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Frankfurt (Prime
              Standard), Hamburg, München, Stuttgart; Freiverkehr in
              Hannover; Terminbörse EUREX; SIX
 
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