Linde CEO, CFO to Leave After Praxair Merger Talks Ended

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  • Finance chief said to have led opposition to consolidation bid
  • Denoke to be replaced during interim by head of treasury

Wolfgang Buchele.

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Linde AG Chief Executive Officer Wolfgang Buechele will leave the company when his term ends in April following the collapse of merger talks with Praxair Inc. Financial chief Georg Denoke, blamed by people familiar with the matter for undermining the deal, is departing immediately.

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