At a meeting today, the Supervisory Board of Linde AG, appointed Dr. Sven Schneider to the position of Spokesman of the company’s Executive Board.

Sven Schneider, previously Chief Financial Officer of Linde AG, will take up his new position on the date of which Linde AG’s obligations under the Hold Separate Order of the US Federal Trade Commission cease to apply.

Dr. Schneider will also act as the company’s Labour Relations Director.

Eduardo F. Menezes will also be appointed to the Executive Board and will be responsible for the EMEA gases business.

Bernd Eulitz, who is currently responsible for the EMEA gases business on Linde AG’s Executive Board, will take over the Americas gases business and the Lincare business unit when the Hold Separate Order expires.

Proffessor Dr. Aldo Belloni, Chairman of the Executive Board, will leave the Executive Board of Linde AG when the Hold Separate Order expires.