Dr Wolfgang Reitzle, Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG has recently enjoyed a contract extension. The decision was passed by the Linde AG Supervisory Board at the end of last week and will mean that the he remains as the company’s CEO until May 2014.

Dr Manfred Schneider, Chairman of the Linde AG Supervisory Board, commented, “For many years, Wolfgang Reitzle has represented Linde in an exemplary manner, both within the Group and in its external relations.”

“He has impressed us with his performance and leadership qualities. With Wolfgang Reitzle at the helm, Linde AG has made excellent progress in all areas. We look forward to working together in the future.$quot;

Reitzle’s, 62, contract was due to expire on 9th May 2012. The extension takes account of the age limit stipulated in the Group’s procedural rules and represents the second of his contract extensions. Reitzle’s first term in office began on 1st January 2003 and was due to expire on 9th May 2007, but on 24th May 2006 the Supervisory Board opted to renew the appointment for a further five year term until 9th May 2012.