Linde AG, DE0006483001

Linde AG, DE0006483001

04.07.2017 - 09:45:56

Linde AG: Release according to Article 26, Section 1 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution

Notification of Major Holdings

1. Details of issuer Linde AG Klosterhofstraße 1 80331 München Germany 2. Reason for notification   Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights X Acquisition/disposal of instruments   Change of breakdown of voting rights   Other reason: 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation Name: City and country of registered office: Mr Eric Mandelblatt,Date of birth: 14 Jan 1976 4. Names of shareholder(s) holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3.  5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached: 26 Jun 2017 6. Total positions   % of voting rights attached to shares (total of 7.a.) % of voting rights through instruments (total of 7.b.1 + 7.b.2) total of both in % (7.a. + 7.b.) total number of voting rights of issuer Resulting situation 0 % 5.33 % 5.33 % 185,733,180 Previous notification n/a % n/a % n/a % / 7. Notified details of the resulting situation a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec.s 21, 22 WpHG) ISIN absolute in %   direct (Sec. 21 WpHG) indirect (Sec. 22 WpHG) direct (Sec. 21 WpHG) indirect (Sec. 22 WpHG) % % Total % b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 25 para. 1 No. 1 WpHG Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Voting rights absolute Voting rights in % Call Option 31.12.2017 200,00 0.11 % Call Option 31.12.2018 3,300,000 1.78 % Call Option 31.03.2018 350,000 0.19 % Call Option 30.06.2018 1,000,000 0.54 % Call Option 30.06.2019 250,000 0.13 % Call option 31.07.2017 400,000 0.22 % Call Option 30.09.2017 1,000,000 0.54 %     Total 6,500,000 3.50 % b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 25 para. 1 No. 2 WpHG Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Cash or physical settlement Voting rights absolute Voting rights in % Total Return Swap Cash 3,401,789 1.83 %       Total 3,401,789 1.83 % 8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation  Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled and does itself not control any other undertaking(s) holding directly or indirectly an interest in the (underlying) issuer (1.). X Full chain of controlled undertakings starting with the ultimate controlling natural person or legal entity: Name % of voting rights (if at least held 3% or more) % of voting rights through instruments (if at least held 5% or more) Total of both (if at least held 5% or more) Eric Mandelblatt % % % Soroban Capital GP LLC % 5.33 % 5.33 % % % % Eric Mandelblatt % % % Soroban Capital Partners GP LLC % % % Soroban Capital Partners LP % 5.33 % 5.33 %   Eric Mandelblatt % % % Soroban Capital Partners GP LLC % % % Soroban Capital Partners LP % % % Soroban Opportunities Cayman Fund Ltd % % %   Eric Mandelblatt % % % Soroban Capital GP LLC % % % Soroban Opportunities Intermediate Fund LP % % %   Eric Mandelblatt % % % Soroban Capital GP LLC % % % Soroban Opportunities Master Fund LP % % %   Eric Mandelblatt % % % Soroban Capital GP LLC % % % Soroban Opportunities Fund LLC % % %   Eric Mandelblatt % % % Soroban Capital Partners GP LLC % % % Soroban Capital Partners LP % % % Soroban Cayman Fund Ltd % % %   Eric Mandelblatt % % % Soroban Capital GP LLC % % % Soroban Intermediate Fund LP % % %   Eric Mandelblatt % % % Soroban Capital GP LLC % % % Soroban Master Fund LP % % %   Eric Mandelblatt % % % Soroban Capital GP LLC % % % Soroban Fund LLC % % % 9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 22 para. 3 WpHGDate of general meeting: Holding position after general meeting: % (equals voting rights) 10. Other explanatory remarks: 

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Company: Linde AG Klosterhofstraße 1 80331 München

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