|Declaration of Compliance with the German Corporate Governance Code
The Executive Board and the Supervisory Board of Linde AG declare in accordance with §161 of the German Stock Corporation Law:
Linde AG has complied and will in future comply with all the recommendations of the Government Commission on the German Corporate Governance Code as amended on 18 June 2009.
Since it made its last declaration of compliance on 13 March 2009, Linde AG has complied with all the recommendations of the Code as amended on 6 June 2008.
Munich, March 2010
For the Executive Board
Prof Dr-Ing Wolfgang Reitzle, Georg Denoke
For the Supervisory Board
Dr Manfred Schneider