Linde Board Elects Hugh Grant as New Director

Woking, UK, January 24, 2023 - Linde plc (NYSE:LIN; FWB:LIN) today announced that its Board of Directors has elected Hugh Grant as a new director of Linde plc, effective January 23, 2023. Grant will serve on the Nomination and Governance and the Human Capital committees.

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Grant, a Scottish national, is a highly regarded former executive and director who brings substantial global experience to the Linde plc Board of Directors. He served as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Monsanto Company, a global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality, from 2003 until 2018, when he led the sale of Monsanto to Bayer AG.

Grant is a director of Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. and PPG Industries, Inc., as well as a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Grant also serves on the boards of Invaio Sciences, Inc. and CIBO Technologies, Inc., both Flagship Pioneering companies.

“Hugh has been recognized as an exceptional CEO and has an equally distinguished track record as a director,” said Steve Angel, Chairman of Linde plc. “I am confident his experience and contributions will add to the strength of our Board.”

About Linde

Linde is a leading global industrial gases and engineering company with 2021 sales of $31 billion (€26 billion). We live our mission of making our world more productive every day by providing high-quality solutions, technologies and services which are making our customers more successful and helping to sustain and protect our planet.

The company serves a variety of end markets including chemicals & energy, food & beverage, electronics, healthcare, manufacturing, metals and mining. Linde's industrial gases are used in countless applications, from life-saving oxygen for hospitals to high-purity & specialty gases for electronics manufacturing, hydrogen for clean fuels and much more. Linde also delivers state-of-the-art gas processing solutions to support customer expansion, efficiency improvements and emissions reductions.

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