DGAP-PVR: Linde AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the

 DGAP-PVR: Linde AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the  German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution  Linde AG   15.07.2014 13:42  Dissemination of a Voting Rights Announcement, transmitted by DGAP - a company of EQS Group AG. The issuer is solely responsible for the content of this announcement. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------   Voting rights: Release of Voting rights announcements according to section 26 para. 1 WpHG (German Securities Trading Act) with the aim of Europe-wide distribution  Publication pursuant to section 26 para. 1 WpHG  Notification of voting rights pursuant to section 25 para. 1 WpHG   I. We have received the following notification of voting rights pursuant     to section 25 para. 1 WpHG on14 July 2014 from Norges Bank (the Central     Bank of Norway):   1.        Details of listed company:            Linde AG, Klosterhofstr. 1,                                                 80331 Munich, Germany 2.        Details of the company subject to the Norges Bank (the Central           notification obligation (notifier):   Bank of Norway), Oslo,                                                 Norway 3.        Triggering event:                     Exceeding threshold  4.        Threshold(s) crossed or reached:      5 %  5.        Date at which the threshold is        11 July 2014           crossed or reached: 6.        Total number of voting rights:        7.30 % (equals 13,567,198                                                 voting rights)           Based on total number of voting       185,733,180           rights issued: 7.        Detailed information on the voting           rights proportion:            (Financial-/other) instruments        0.0003 % (equals: 500           pursuant to section 25 WpHG:          voting rights)            thereof held indirectly:              0 % (equals: 0 voting                                                 rights)           Voting rights pursuant to sections    7.30 % (equals: 13,566,698           21, 22 WpHG:                          voting rights)   II. We have received the following notification of voting rights pursuant     to section 25 para. 1 WpHG on14 July 2014 from Ministry of Finance on     behalf of the State of Norway:   1. Details of listed company:                Linde AG, Klosterhofstr. 1,                                              80331 Munich, Germany 2. Details of the company subject to the     Ministry of Finance on behalf    notification obligation (notifier):       of the State of Norway, Oslo                                              Norway 3. Triggering event:                         Exceeding threshold  4. Threshold(s) crossed or reached:          5 %  5. Date at which the threshold is crossed    11 July 2014    or reached: 6. Total number of voting rights:            7.30 % (equals 13,567,198                                              voting rights)    Based on total number of voting rights    185,733,180    issued: 7. Detailed information on the voting rights    proportion:     (Financial-/other) instruments pursuant   0.0003 % (equals: 500 voting    to section 25 WpHG:                       rights)     thereof held indirectly:                  0.0003 % (equals: 500 voting                                              rights)    Voting rights pursuant to sections 21,    7.30 % (equals: 13,566,698    22 WpHG:                                  voting rights)  8. Detailed information on (financial-/    other) instruments pursuant to section 25    WpHG     Chain of controlled undertakings:     Norges Bank    15.07.2014 DGAP's Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Media archive at www.dgap-medientreff.de and www.dgap.de  ---------------------------------------------------------------------------   Language:     English Company:      Linde AG               Klosterhofstraße 1                 80331 München               Germany Internet:     www.linde.de   End of Announcement                             DGAP News-Service   ---------------------------------------------------------------------------  
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