- Investor Relations
- Business Model
- Targets and Strategy
- Proposed Merger
- Financial Calendar
- Financial Publications
- Capital Markets Days
- Financial Overview
- Linde Shares
- Linde Bonds
- Annual General Meeting 2017
- Corporate Governance
- Investor Relations Contacts
Transparency plays an important role and the company always aims to provide shareholders and the public with comprehensive, consistent and up-to-date information. Linde makes extensive use of the Internet as a reporting tool. Comprehensive facts and figures about Linde are available online. Interested parties can subscribe to an electronic newsletter on the company’s website or keep up to date on the latest Linde developments via social media.
A financial calendar, which is also published here, keeps our shareholders and the general public informed about the dates of the company’s main recurring publications, the Annual General Meeting, the Press Conference on the annual results and analyst conferences. Linde AG publishes ad-hoc announcements, press releases and notifiable securities transactions (directors’ dealings) in the media specified by the law and here. The company’s articles of association are also available here. Four times in the financial year, Linde reports to its shareholders on its business performance, the net assets, financial position and results of operations of the Group, the forecast for the future, and opportunities and risks. Linde provides information to the capital market and to the public every quarter through analyst conferences and press conferences or in the form of teleconferences. These coincide with the publication of quarterly, half-year and annual results. Regular events where the CEO and CFO meet institutional investors and financial analysts also ensure a continual exchange of information with the financial markets. The dates and locations of roadshows and investor conferences are published on the Linde website. The presentations given at these events are also available to view on the website, which additionally contains video and audio recordings of major events.
Linde considers not only the interests of its shareholders but also the concerns of its stakeholders, who are a key element in the Group’s success. As far as possible, all stakeholders are included in corporate communications. Linde’s stakeholders include all of its employees, customers and suppliers, as well as trade associations and government bodies.
Consequential loss and liability insurance
The company has taken out consequential loss and directors and officers liability insurance (D & O) for the members of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board. For members of the Executive Board, the retention in accordance with legal rules is 10 percent of the claim, up to a figure of one and a half times the fixed annual emoluments of the Board member in question. An appropriate retention has been agreed for members of the Supervisory Board in accordance with the recommendation set out in the German Corporate Governance Code.
Linde AG publishes without delay as stipulated by law transactions subject to notification pursuant to Article 19 of the Market Abuse Regulation which have been executed by the persons named therein, in particular transactions carried out by members of the executive bodies of the company and related parties involving shares in, and debt instruments issued by, in the company or related financial instruments. The transactions reported to Linde AG in the past financial year can be accessed here.
Interests in share capital
The total holdings of all the members of the Executive Board and Supervisory Board in Linde AG shares or related financial instruments during the financial year did not exceed 1 percent of the shares issued by the company. On 31 December 2016, Executive Board members held a total of 120,000 shares and share options in Linde AG (0.065 percent of shares issued), while Supervisory Board members held a total of 41,000 shares and share options in Linde AG (0.022 percent of shares issued).