DGAP-News: Linde AG: Dr Wolfgang Büchele to become new CEO of Linde AG (news with additional features)

DGAP-News: Linde AG: Dr Wolfgang Büchele to become new CEO of Linde AG (news 
with additional features)

DGAP-News: Linde AG / Key word(s): Change of Personnel
Linde AG: Dr Wolfgang Büchele to become new CEO of Linde AG (news with
additional features)

27.09.2013 / 10:50


- Supervisory Board appoints Kemira CEO as new Executive Board member and
  designated CEO of Linde
- Term of Executive Board member Sanjiv Lamba extended by five years

Munich, 27 September 2013 - 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

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.

The Linde Group is a world-leading gases and engineering company with
around 62,000 employees in more than 100 countries worldwide. In the 2012
financial year, Linde generated revenue of EUR 15.280 bn. The strategy of
the Group is geared towards long-term profitable growth and focuses on the
expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and
services. Linde acts responsibly towards its shareholders, business
partners, employees, society and the environment - in every one of its
business areas, regions and locations across the globe. Linde is committed
to technologies and products that unite the goals of customer value and
sustainable development.

Further information:
Uwe Wolfinger
Telephone: +49.89.35757-1320

Matthias Dachwald
Telephone: +49.89.35757-1333

Investor Relations
Dr Dominik Heger
Telephone: +49.89.35757-1334

Lisa Tilmann
Telephone: +49.89.35757-1328

End of Corporate News

Additional features:

Picture: http://newsfeed2.equitystory.com/Linde/232266.html

Subtitle: Foto Dr. Wolfgang Büchele

Document: http://n.equitystory.com/c/fncls.ssp?u=CSJOLDXRVV

Document title: CV Dr Wolfgang Büchele


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Company:     Linde AG                                                   
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             80331 München                                              
Phone:       +49.89.35757-01                                            
Fax:         +49.89.35757-1075                                          
E-mail:      info@linde.com                                             
Internet:    www.linde.de                                               
ISIN:        DE0006483001                                               
WKN:         648300                                                     
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