Linde Starts up New Plant at Samsung Display Complex in Tangjeong, South Korea

Guildford, UK, May 2, 2019 - Linde (NYSE:LIN; FWB:LIN) announced today that it has started up a new air separation unit to supply 700 tons-per-day of gaseous nitrogen to support Samsung in Tangjeong, South Korea. This is the company's fourth air separation plant at the facility.

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Linde's nitrogen is used to cool and purge applications in Samsung's manufacturing process.

"Linde has worked successfully with Samsung for over 40 years and we are fully committed to supporting its expanded production capacities with a broad array of gases and applications technologies along with seamless customer support," said B.S. Sung, President of Linde Korea. "We believe our proven track record of stable and reliable supply capabilities of on-site and process gases will further strengthen the relationship and enable future growth together."

Linde has been supplying Samsung's display operations in Tangjeong with nitrogen, oxygen, argon, helium and other gases since 2005.

About Linde plc

Linde plc is a leading industrial gas and engineering company with market capitalization of approximately USD 90 billion (EUR 78 billion) and 2017 pro forma sales of USD 27 billion (EUR 24 billion). The company employs approximately 80,000 people globally and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Linde plc delivers innovative and sustainable solutions to its customers and creates long-term value for all stakeholders. The company is making our world more productive by providing products, technologies and services that help customers improve their economic and environmental performance in a connected world.

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