Linde Starts Up New Plant to Deliver Increased Capacity to Space Launch Sector

Guildford, UK, February 5, 2020 - Linde (NYSE: LIN; FWB: LIN) announced today it has started up a new Air Separation Unit (ASU) effectively doubling the production capacity of its existing plant at Mims, Florida. The expansion is in response to rapidly growing contracted demand for space launch activity. The new plant will increase production to more than 500 tons per day. The plant will also meet growing demand from healthcare, manufacturing, food processing and water treatment customers in the area.

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"This new plant coming on stream strengthens Linde's supply reliability in the region," said Todd Lawson, Vice President East Linde Gases U.S. "We are seeing a notable increase in demand for our products, not just from aerospace, but across the board. The increased production capacity of our merchant atmospheric gases will enable us to better support our growth in the region."

Linde worked closely during project planning and execution with Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), the largest energy company in the United States as measured by retail electricity produced and sold, and a leading clean energy company.

"Linde's expansion in the region is indicative of how Florida's already more than $1 trillion economy continues to grow each and every year," said Eric Silagy, president and CEO of FPL, a subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc., which is the world's largest generator of renewable energy from the wind and sun. "True to FPL's steadfast commitment to helping move Florida forward, we were pleased to work tirelessly with Linde right from the beginning of this project to develop the right location, infrastructure and services for the new plant."

About Linde

Linde is a leading industrial gases and engineering company with 2018 pro forma sales of USD 28 billion (EUR 24 billion). The company employs approximately 80,000 people globally and serves customers in more than 100 countries worldwide. Linde 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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