Declaration on Corporate Governance in accordance with § 289a of the German Commercial Code (HGB)

The Executive Board and Supervisory Board of Linde AG approved the prescribed declaration pursuant to § 161 of the German Stock Corporation Act (AktG) on the recommendations of the German Corporate Governance Code and made it accessible to the shareholders on a permanent basis. The Declaration of Compliance has been published on the Internet at

The Declaration on Corporate Governance can be found on the Internet at

More information about corporate governance at Linde is given in the section entitled Corporate Governance of the Annual Report.