Linde AG, DE0006483001

Linde AG, DE0006483001

05.11.2018 - 12:08:05

Release according to Article 40, 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 Name: Linde AG Street: Klosterhofstraße 1 Postal code: 80331 City: MünchenGermany Legal Entity Identifier (LEI): WTV8QGD5UD7MMD4HS345 2. Reason for notification X Acquisition/disposal of shares with voting rights   Acquisition/disposal of instruments   Change of breakdown of voting rights   Other reason: 3. Details of person subject to the notification obligation Legal entity: UBS Group AGCity of registered office, country: Zurich, Switzerland 4. Names of shareholder(s) holding directly 3% or more voting rights, if different from 3.UBS AG 5. Date on which threshold was crossed or reached: 26 Oct 2018 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 pursuant to Sec. 41 WpHG New 7.29 % 1.46 % 8.75 % 185733180 Previous notification 2.76 % n/a % n/a % / 7. Details on total positions a. Voting rights attached to shares (Sec. 33, 34 WpHG) ISIN Absolute In %   Direct (Sec. 33 WpHG) Indirect (Sec. 34 WpHG) Direct (Sec. 33 WpHG) Indirect (Sec. 34 WpHG) DE0006483001 685001 % 0.37 % DE000A2E4L75 12854859 % 6.92 % Total 13539860 7.29 % b.1. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (1) no. 1 WpHG Type of instrument Expiration or maturity date Exercise or conversion period Voting rights absolute Voting rights in % Right to recall of lent shares At any time 137072 0.07 % Right of use over shares At any time 400961 0.22 % Physically Settled Long Call Options 21.12.2018 to 21.06.2019 1989850 1.07 %     Total 2527883 1.36 % b.2. Instruments according to Sec. 38 (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 % Short Put Options 21.12.2018 Physical 162000 0.09 % Long Call Warrants 31.12.2070 Cash 200 0.0001 % Equity Swaps 31.12.2018 Cash 25703 0.01 %       Total 187903 0.10 % 8. Information in relation to the person subject to the notification obligation  Person subject to the notification obligation is not controlled nor does it control any other undertaking(s) that directly or indirectly hold(s) 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 3% or more) % of voting rights through instruments (if at least 5% or more) Total of both (if at least 5% or more) UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Limited % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Switzerland AG % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Americas Holding LLC % % % UBS Americas Inc. % % % UBS Securities LLC % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Americas Holding LLC % % % UBS Americas Inc. % % % UBS Financial Services Inc. % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Americas Holding LLC % % % UBS Americas Inc. % % % UBS Asset Management (Americas) Inc. % % % UBS Asset Management Trust Company % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Asset Management AG % % % UBS Asset Management Holding (No. 2) Ltd % % % UBS Asset Management Holding Ltd % % % UBS Asset Management (UK) Limited % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Asset Management AG % % % UBS Asset Management Holding (No. 2) Ltd % % % UBS Asset Management Holding Ltd % % % UBS Asset Management Life Ltd % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Asset Management AG % % % UBS Asset Management (Australia) Ltd % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Asset Management AG % % % UBS Asset Management (Singapore) Ltd % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Asset Management AG % % % UBS Fund Management (Luxembourg) SA % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Asset Management AG % % % UBS Third Party Management Company SA % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Asset Management AG % % % UBS Fund Management (Switzerland) AG % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Asset Management AG % % % UBS Asset Management (Hong Kong) Ltd % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS (Jersey) Limited % % % UBS Trustees (Jersey) Ltd % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Americas Holding LLC % % % UBS Americas Inc. % % % UBS Asset Management (Americas) Inc. % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Europe SE % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Americas Holding LLC % % % UBS Hedge Fund Solutions LLC % % %   UBS Group AG % % % UBS AG 6.65 % % 7.88 % UBS Americas Holding LLC % % % UBS O'Connor LLC % % % 9. In case of proxy voting according to Sec. 34 para. 3 WpHG (only in case of attribution of voting rights in accordance with Sec. 34 para. 1 sent. 1 No. 6 WpHG) Date of general meeting: Holding total positions after general meeting (6.) after annual general meeting:Proportion of voting rights Proportion of instruments Total of both % % % 10. Other explanatory remarks:  Date 

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