Linde plc: Release according to Article 50 of the WpHG [the German Securities Trading Act] with the objective of Europe-wide distribution
On December 3, 2018, Praxair, Inc., a Delaware corporation ('Praxair') and wholly-owned indirect subsidiary of Linde plc (the 'Company'), completed the sale of the majority of its businesses in Europe to Taiyo Nippon Sanso Corporation ('Taiyo'), an affiliate of Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corporation, pursuant to a Sale and Purchase Agreement, dated July 5, 2018, by and among Praxair, Taiyo and the Company (the 'SPA'). The SPA was entered into as part of the commitments in connection with the merger control review by the European Commission of the combination of the businesses of Praxair and Linde Aktiengesellschaft, a stock corporation incorporated under the laws of Germany, under the Company (the 'Business Combination'). The Business Combination was completed on October 31, 2018.
On December 6, 2018, the Company filed a related Current Report on Form 8-K with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the 'SEC'), including a description of the SPA and unaudited pro forma combined financial information. The full text of this Current Report on Form 8-K is available on the SEC website under: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/ 1707925/000119312518342968/d662261d8k.htm (https://bit.ly/2UixbjT)
On December 6, 2018, the Company filed another Current Report on Form 8-K/A with the SEC to update a previous filing by the Company to include unaudited pro forma combined financial information. The full text of this Current Report on Form 8-K/A is available on the SEC website under: https://www.sec.gov/Archives/edgar/data/1707925/000119312518342941/ d643219d8ka.htm (https://bit.ly/2L0hpWq)
06.12.2018 The DGAP Distribution Services include Regulatory Announcements, Financial/Corporate News and Press Releases. Archive at www.dgap.deLanguage: English Company: Linde plc The Priestley Centre, 10 Priestley Road GU2 7XY Guildford
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