Responsibility statement

To the best of our knowledge, and in accordance with the applicable reporting principles, the consolidated financial statements give a true and fair view of the net assets, financial position and profit or loss of the Group, and the combined management report includes a fair review of the development and performance of the business and the position of The Linde Group and of Linde AG, together with a description of the principal opportunities and risks associated with the expected development of The Linde Group and Linde AG.

Munich, 19 February 2016

Linde Aktiengesellschaft
The Executive Board

Dr Wolfgang Büchele
[Chief Executive Officer]

Thomas Blades
[Member of the Executive Board]

Dr Christian Bruch
[Member of the Executive Board]

Georg Denoke
[Member of the Executive Board]

Bernd Eulitz
[Member of the Executive Board]

Sanjiv Lamba
[Member of the Executive Board]