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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Wolfgang Reitzle

70 2018 Independent Chairman of the Board

Stephen Angel

63 2018 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Matthew White

46 2018 Chief Financial Officer

Kelcey Hoyt

50 2018 Chief Accounting Officer

Christian Bruch

49 2018 Head - Engineering

Bernd Eulitz

54 2018 Head - Americas Gases

Sanjiv Lamba

55 2018 Head - APAC Gases

Eduardo Menezes

55 2018 Head - EMEA Gases

Anne Roby

54 2018 Head - Global Functions

Ann-Kristin Achleitner

53 2018 Independent Director

Clemens Boersig

70 2018 Independent Director

Nance Dicciani

71 2018 Independent Director

Thomas Enders

60 2018 Independent Director

Franz Fehrenbach

69 2018 Independent Director

Edward Galante

68 2018 Independent Director

Larry McVay

71 2018 Independent Director

Victoria Ossadnik

51 2018 Independent Director

Martin Richenhagen

66 2018 Independent Director

Robert Wood

65 2018 Independent Director

Juan Pelaez

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Wolfgang Reitzle

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang H. Reitzle serves as Independent Chairman of the Board of the Company. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle became the Chairman of the Board of Linde plc in October 2018, in connection with the Business Combination between Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG. He is the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG and former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG. In 2002, he joined the Executive Board of Linde AG and served as Chief Executive Officer from 2003 to 2014. Prof. Dr. Reitzle began his career at BMW where, in 1986, he was appointed a regular member of the Board of Management, responsible for research and development. In 1999, he was appointed Chief Executive Officer of the Premier Automotive Group and Vice President of United States car manufacturer, Ford Motor Company. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Continental AG in Hanover, Germany, Medical Park AG in Amerang, Germany, and Willy Bogner GmbH & Co. KGaA in Munich, Germany. He is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Ivoclar Vivadent AG in Schaan, Principality of Liechtenstein, and a member of the Supervisory Board of Axel Springer SE in Berlin, Germany. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Reitzle served as Chairman of the Board of Directors of LafargeHolcim Ltd in Jona, Switzerland until May 2016, and as member of the Supervisory Board of Hawesko Holding AG in Hamburg, Germany until June 2017. As the former President and Chief Executive Officer of Linde AG, the former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG, and as a former senior operating executive at BMW and Ford Motor Company, Prof. Dr. Reitzle contributes the senior executive experience and skills described above. His years of leading Linde AG provides him with substantial experience and deep insight into the industrial gases industry and the engineering business segment of Linde which is critical for the Board. In addition, Prof. Dr. Reitzle’s prior experience as Chairman of the Linde AG Supervisory Board and the Board of Directors.

Stephen Angel

Mr. Stephen F. Angel serves as Chief Executive Officer, Director of the company. Mr. Stephen Angel became the Chief Executive Officer of Linde plc in October, 2018, in connection with the Business Combination between Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG. Prior to that, Mr. Angel was Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Praxair, Inc. since 2007. Mr. Angel joined Praxair in 2001 as an Executive Vice President and was named President and Chief Operating Officer in February 2006. Prior to joining Praxair, Angel spent 22 years in a variety of management positions with General Electric. Mr. Angel serves on the board of directors of PPG Industries, where he serves on the Officers-Directors Compensation Committee and the Technology and Environment Committee, and the board of the U.S.-China Business Council. He is also a member of The Business Council. As the Chief Executive Officer of Linde, as the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Praxair, and as a former senior operating executive at General Electric, a global diversified manufacturing company, Mr. Angel brings the senior executive experience and skills described above. He also has a deep insight into the industrial gases industry and the needs, challenges and global opportunities of Linde in particular. Mr. Angel utilizes his deep operating experience and knowledge of the industry and the Company in performing his role as CEO to, among other things, drive capital discipline. In collaboration with the Chairman, Mr. Angel also helps to facilitate Board discussions and keep the Board apprised of significant developments in the Company’s business.

Matthew White

Mr. Matthew J. White serves as Chief Financial Officer of the company. Mr. White was appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Praxair, Inc. effective January 1, 2014. Prior to this, Mr. White was President of Praxair Canada from 2011 — 2014. Mr. White joined Praxair in 2004 as finance director of Praxair’s largest business unit, North American Industrial Gases. In 2008, he became Vice President and Controller of Praxair, then was named Vice President and Treasurer in 2010. Before joining Praxair, Mr. White was vice president, finance, at Fisher Scientific and before that he held various financial positions, including group controller, at GenTek, a manufacturing and performance chemicals company. In September 2018, he was appointed member of the supervisory board of Linde Intermediate Holding AG.

Kelcey Hoyt

Ms. Kelcey E. Hoyt serves as Chief Accounting Officer of the company. She became the Chief Accounting Officer of Linde in connection with the business combination in October 2018. Prior to this, she served as Vice President and Controller of Praxair, Inc. effective August 1, 2016. Prior to becoming Controller, she served as Praxair’s Director of Investor Relations since 2010. She joined Praxair in 2002 and served as Director of Corporate Accounting and SEC Reporting through 2008, and later served as Controller for various divisions within Praxair’s North American Industrial Gas business. Previously, she had five years of experience in audit at KPMG, LLP. She is a certified public accountant.

Christian Bruch

Dr. Christian Bruch serves as Head - Engineering of the company. Dr. Bruch became an executive officer and a member of the Management Committee of Linde in connection with the business combination in October 2018. He is also the Head of Engineering for Linde and is a member of the Executive Board of Linde AG. Dr. Bruch joined The Linde Group's Gases Division in 2004 as a Business Development Manager for Airgases. In 2006 he became the Head of Tonnage Business Development for air separation projects in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. In 2009 he transferred to the Engineering Division, where he was responsible for the product line Air Separation Plants. In 2013 he was appointed a member of the Board of Directors at the Engineering Division, a position he held until becoming a member of the Executive Board of Linde AG at the beginning of 2015 responsible for the Linde Engineering Division and the Corporate & Support Function Technology & Innovation. Prior to joining The Linde Group, Dr. Bruch worked for the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zürich and for the RWE Group in Essen, Germany.

Bernd Eulitz

Mr. Bernd Hugo Eulitz serves as Head - Americas Gases of the company. Mr. Eulitz became an executive officer and a member of the Management Committee of Linde in connection with the business combination in October 2018. He is also the Head of the Americas. Prior to this, he was appointed a Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG in January 2015, responsible for the Gases Division of Europe, Middle East and Africa. He also led the global functions Centre of Excellence and Procurement. Mr. Eulitz joined Linde AG in 2004 as head of the Sales Region East in Germany. In 2008 he was appointed CEO of PanGas AG in Switzerland and 2011 he moved to Singapore to head the Business Unit South & East Asia covering eleven countries from India to South Korea. Prior to joining Linde AG, Mr. Eulitz worked for Air Liquide and A.T. Kearney in various roles.

Sanjiv Lamba

Mr. Sanjiv Lamba serves as Head - APAC Gases of the company. Mr. Lamba became an executive officer and a member of the Management Committee of Linde in connection with the business combination in October 2018. He is the Head of APAC. Mr. Lamba was appointed a Member of the Executive Board of Linde AG in 2011, responsible for the Asia, Pacific segment of the Gases Division, for Global Gases Businesses Helium & Rare Gases, Electronics as well as Asia Joint Venture Management. Mr. Lamba started his career 1989 with BOC India in Finance where he progressed to become Director of Finance. He was appointed Managing Director for BOC’s India’s business in 2001. Throughout his 29 years with BOC/Linde, he has worked in a number of geographies including Germany, the UK, Singapore and India where he has held numerous roles across the organization.

Eduardo Menezes

Mr. Eduardo F. Menezes serves as Head - EMEA Gases of the company. Mr. Menezes became an executive officer a member of the Management Committee of Linde in connection with the business combination in October 2018. He is also the Head of EMEA. Mr. Menezes previously served as Executive Vice President of Praxair, Inc. since 2012, responsible for Praxair Europe, Praxair Mexico, Praxair South America and Praxair Asia. From 2010 to March 2011, he was a Vice President of Praxair with responsibility for the North American Industrial Gases business and was named senior vice president in 2011. From 2007 to 2010, he was President of Praxair Europe. He served as Managing Director of Praxair’s business in Mexico from 2004 to 2007, as Vice President and General Manager for Praxair Distribution, Inc. from 2003 to 2004 and as Vice President, U.S. West Region, for North American Industrial Gases, from 2000 to 2003.

Anne Roby

Dr. Anne K. Roby serves as Head - Global Functions of the company. Dr. Roby became an executive officer and a member of the Management Committee of Linde in connection with the business combination in October 2018. She is the Head of Global Functions. Prior to this, Dr. Roby served as Senior Vice President of Praxair, Inc. since January 1, 2014, responsible for Global Supply Systems, R&D, Global Market Development, Global Operations Excellence, Global Strategic Sales, Global Procurement, Sustainability and Safety, Health and Environment. From 2011to 2013, she served as President of Praxair Asia, responsible for Praxair’s industrial gases business in China, India, South Korea and Thailand as well as the electronics market globally. In 2010, Dr. Roby became President of Praxair Electronics, after having served as Vice President, Global Sales, for Praxair from 2009 to 2010. Prior to this, she was Vice President of the Praxair U.S. South Region from 2006 to 2009. Dr. Roby joined Praxair in 1991 as a development associate in the Company’s R&D organization and was promoted to other positions of increasing responsibility.

Ann-Kristin Achleitner

Prof. Dr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner serves as Independent Director of the Company. Prof. DDr. Ann-Kristin Achleitner has served as Holder of Chair for Entrepreneurial Finance since 2001 and, since 2003, as Scientific Co-Director of the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies at Technical University Munich, Germany. She began her career with MS Management Service AG in St. Gallen, Switzerland in 1991. In 1992, she began as a university lecturer in Finance and External Auditing at the University of St. Gallen (HSG) in Switzerland. In 1994, she became a consultant at McKinsey & Company, Inc, in Frankfurt, Germany. In 1995, she became Holder of the Endowed Chair for Banking and Finance and Chair of the Board of the Institute for Financial Management at the European Business School (International University Schloß Reichartshausen) in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. Prof. DDr. Achleitner is: a member of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Börse AG in Frankfurt am Main, Germany (until May 2019); a member of the Supervisory Board of Münchener Rückversicherungs-Gesellschaft Aktiengesellschaft in Munich, Germany; and a member of the Board of Directors of ENGIE SA in Paris, France, until May 2019. Prof. DDr. Achleitner was a member of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG from 2011-2019. She also served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Metro AG in Düsseldorf, Germany, until February 2017, and as a member of the Board of Directors of Vontobel Holding AG and Vontobel Bank AG in Zurich, Switzerland.

Clemens Boersig

Prof. Dr. Clemens A. H. Boersig serves as Independent Director of the Company. Prof. Dr. Clemens Börsig served as Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG from 2006 until his retirement from that position in 2012. In 1999, he joined Deutsche Bank AG in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer and, in 2001, he was appointed a member of the Executive Board. Prof. Dr. Börsig began his career at Mannesmann Group, Düsseldorf, Germany in 1977 and, in 1984, he was appointed Chief Financial and Administrative Officer at Mannesmann-Tally. In 1985, he joined Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany, where, in 1990, he was appointed Managing Director and a member of the Board of Management. In 1997, he joined RWE AG in Essen, Germany, where he was appointed Chief Financial Officer and a member of the Executive Board. Prof. Dr. Börsig is also a member of the Supervisory Board of Daimler AG in Stuttgart, Germany, where he is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, and a member of the Board of Directors of Emerson Electric Company in St. Louis, Missouri, United States, where he is the Lead Director. He was a member of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG from 2006 until 2019. Prof. Dr. Börsig was Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Deutsche Bank Foundation in Berlin and Frankfurt am Main, Germany, until 2017. He was also a member of the Supervisory Board of Bayer AG in Leverkusen, Germany until April 2017, and a member of the Board of Superintendence of the Istituto per le Opere Religione (IOR) in Rome, Italy until May 2016. As a former senior executive and member of the management boards of Mannesman Group, Robert Bosch GmbH and RWE AG, global industrial products and energy companies, Prof. Dr. Börsig brings the senior executive experience and skills described above. As the Former Chief Financial Officer and member of the executive board of Deutsche Bank AG, and as the former Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Deutsche Bank AG.

Nance Dicciani

Dr. Nance K. Dicciani serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Nance Dicciani was President & Chief Executive Officer of Honeywell Specialty Materials, a strategic business group of Honeywell International, Inc., from 2001 until her retirement in 2008. Dr. Dicciani joined Honeywell from Rohm and Haas Company where she was Senior Vice President and Business Group Executive of Chemical Specialties and Director of the European Region. In this role she was responsible for business strategy and worldwide operations of five business units, and for operations and infrastructure in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Previously, she served as Rohm and Haas’ Vice President and General Manager of the Petroleum Chemicals division and headed the company’s worldwide Monomers business. In 2006, President George W. Bush appointed Dr. Dicciani to the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology. She has served on the Board of Directors and Executive Committee of the American Chemistry Council and chaired its Research Committee. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of AgroFresh Solutions, Inc., where she is non-executive Chair and a member of the Compensation Committee. Dr. Dicciani is also a member of the Board of Directors of Halliburton Company, where she sits on the Audit Committee; and is the Chairperson of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee; and LyondellBasell Industries, where she is a member of the Finance Committee and Chairperson of the Compensation Committee. During the past five years, Dr. Dicciani served as a director of Praxair, Inc. from 2008 until the Business Combination of Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG in October, 2018. Immediately prior to the Business Combination she was the Chairperson of the Technology, Safety and Sustainability Committee of the Praxair Board of Directors. She has also served on the Board of Directors of Rockwood Holdings, Inc., where she was the Lead Director, a member of the Compensation Committee, and was the Chairperson of the Corporate

Thomas Enders

Dr. Thomas Enders serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Thomas Enders served as Chief Executive Officer, Member of the Board of Directors and Member of the Executive Committee of Airbus SE in Leiden, Netherlands from 2012 until April 2019. He joined Airbus (MBB/DASA) in 1991 and, in 2000, was appointed CEO of the Defense Division. In 2005, he was appointed Co-CEO of EADS and, in 2007, he was appointed CEO of the Commercial Aircraft Division Airbus. Dr. Enders began his career in the German Bundestag in 1982 and, in 1985, he started working in various foreign and security policy think tanks. In 1989, he joined the Federal Ministry of Defence as a member of the planning staff. Dr. Enders was the Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (“Airbus DS”, former EADS Deutschland GmbH, “EADS-D”), and was the Chairman of the Shareholder Board of Airbus SAS, France. Dr. Enders was a member of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG from 2017 until 2019. On April 26, 2017, the Vienna, Austria public prosecutor’s office confirmed that Dr. Enders, as part of a group of 16 former and current Airbus Defence and Space GmbH (“Airbus DS”) and Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH (“EF GmbH”) executives, is being investigated in connection with the alleged deception relating to the Republic of Austria’s purchase of 18 Eurofighter aircraft from EF GmbH in 2003 (reduced to 15 aircraft in 2007). The negotiations on behalf of the Eurofighter Consortium were supported by former EADS-D (now called Airbus DS). Both Airbus DS and Dr. Enders have advised Linde plc that they are convinced these allegations are without merit and that they intend to vigorously defend themselves against any allegations or claims related to the Eurofighter sales in 2003 and 2007.

Franz Fehrenbach

Mr. Franz Fehrenbach serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Franz Fehrenbach has served as Managing Partner of Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG and Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Robert Bosch GmbH since 2012. He began his career with the Robert Bosch Group, Germany, in 1975. In 1999, he was appointed a member of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH and, in 2003, was appointed Chairman of the Board of Management of Robert Bosch GmbH. Mr. Fehrenbach is Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Robert Bosch GmbH in Stuttgart, Germany. He is also Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of STIHL AG in Waiblingen, Germany, and a member of the Supervisory Board of BASF SE in Ludwigshafen, Germany. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Robert Bosch North America Corp. until July 2014. Mr. Fehrenbach was the Second Deputy Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG and was a member of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG from 2013 until 2019.

Edward Galante

Mr. Edward G. Galante serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Edward Galante is a former Senior Vice President and was member of the Management Committee of ExxonMobil Corporation from 2001 until his retirement in 2006. His principal responsibilities included the worldwide downstream business: refining & supply, fuels marketing, lubricants and specialties, and research and engineering. Immediately prior to that, Mr. Galante was Executive Vice President of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. Mr. Galante is the Lead Independent Director of Celanese Corporation, where he serves on the Compensation and Management Development Committee and the Governance and Nominating Committee, and a director of Clean Harbors, Inc., where he is Chairman of the Environmental, Safety and Health Committee and serves on the Governance Committee and the Compensation Committee. He is also a director of Marathon Petroleum Corporation, and a member of the Compensation Committee and the Sustainability Committee. Mr. Galante sits on the Board of the United Way Foundation of Metropolitan Dallas, and is the Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Northeastern University. During the past five years, Mr. Galante served as a director of Praxair, Inc. from 2007 until the Business Combination of Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG in October, 2018. Immediately prior to the Business Combination he was the Chairman of the Compensation & Management Development Committee of the Board of Directors of Praxair, Inc. Mr. Galante was also a director of Foster Wheeler Ltd., where he served on the Audit Committee and was the Chairman of the Compensation and Executive Development Committee. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Andeavor Corporation (formerly Tesoro Corporation), where he served on the Compensation Committee and the Environmental, Health and Safety Committee until the company merged into Marathon Petroleum in October 2018. As a former senior operating executive at ExxonMobil, one of the largest global energy companies,

Larry McVay

Mr. Larry D. McVay serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Larry McVay is a Principal of Edgewater Energy, LLC, an oil and gas industry investment firm. Mr. McVay served as the Chief Operating Officer of TNK-BP Holding from 2003 until his retirement in 2006. TNK-BP Holding, based in Moscow, Russia, was a vertically integrated oil company 50%-owned by BP plc. Mr. McVay’s responsibilities at TNK-BP included executive leadership for the upstream, downstream, oil field services, technology and supply chain management. He previously served as Technology Vice President of Operations and Vice President of Health Safety Environment for BP’s Exploration and Production operations from 2000 to 2003. Prior to joining BP, Mr. McVay held numerous positions at Amoco, including engineering management and senior operating leadership positions. Mr. McVay is a director of Callon Petroleum Company where he serves on the Audit Committee, the Nominating and Governance Committee and is Chairman of the Strategic Planning and Reserves Committee. During the past five years, Mr. McVay served as a director of Praxair, Inc. from 2008 until the Business Combination of Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG in October, 2018. Immediately prior to the Business Combination he was the Chairman of the Finance & Pension Committee of the Board of Directors of Praxair, Inc. Mr. McVay also was a director of Chicago Bridge& Iron Company (CB&I) until the merger between CB&I and McDermott in May 2018.

Victoria Ossadnik

Dr. Victoria E. Ossadnik serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Victoria Ossadnik has served as Chief Executive Officer of E.ON Energie Deutschland GmbH and E.ON Energie Deutschland Holding GmbH in Munich, Germany since April, 2018. Prior to this, in 2011, she joined Microsoft Deutschland GmbH and was appointed as a member of the Board of Management from 2011 to 2016 and also served as Vice President, Enterprise Services Delivery from 2016 to 2018. Dr. Ossadnik began her career with SCANLAB GmbH, Germany, in 1996. From 1999 to 2003, she served as CEO of the CSC Ploenzke AG, Germany, joint venture CSC/Dachser. In 2003, she joined Oracle Deutschland GmbH, serving as Head of Technology Consulting (Northern Europe) and, in 2007, was appointed a member of the Board of Management. Dr. Ossadnik has served as a member of the Supervisory Board of Commerzbank AG since May 2018, and she was a member of the Supervisory Board of Linde AG from 2016 until 2019.

Martin Richenhagen

Prof. Dr. Martin H. Richenhagen serves as Independent Director of the company. Prof. Dr. Martin Richenhagen has served as the President and Chief Executive Officer of AGCO Corporation, a global manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, since 2004, and Chairman of the Board of Directors since 2006. From 2003 until 2004, Prof. Dr. Richenhagen was Executive Vice President of Forbo International SA, a flooring material company headquartered in Switzerland. He also served as Group President for CLAAS KGaA mbH, a global agricultural equipment manufacturer and distributor headquartered in Germany, from 1998 until 2002. Prof. Dr. Richenhagen was the Senior Executive Vice President for Schindler Deutschland Holdings GmbH, Germany, a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of elevators and escalators, from 1995 until 1998. Prof. Dr. Richenhagen is a director of PPG Industries, a leading coatings and specialty products and services company, where he is Chairman of the Audit Committee and serves on the Officers-Directors Compensation Committee. He was the Chairman of the German American Chambers of Commerce of the United States and he is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. Prof. Dr. Richenhagen has served as Chairman of the Board of the Association of Equipment Manufacturers (AEM) and is a Life Honorary Director of AEM. During the past five years, Prof. Dr. Richenhagen served as a director of Praxair, Inc. from 2015 until the Business Combination of Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG in October 2018

Robert Wood

Mr. Robert L. Wood serves as Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Robert Wood is a Partner in the consulting firm The McChrystal Group, specializing in leadership development for business organizations. He was also the Chairman, President & Chief Executive Officer of Chemtura Corporation, a specialty chemicals company, from 2004 until 2008. Prior to joining Chemtura, Mr. Wood served in various senior management positions at Dow Chemical Company, most recently as business group president for Thermosets and Dow Automotive from November 2000. Mr. Wood is a director of MRC Global Inc., where he is Chairman of the Compensation Committee and a member of the Governance Committee, and a director of Univar Inc., where he sits on the Audit Committee. During the past five years, Mr. Wood was a director of Praxair, Inc. from 2004 until the Business Combination of Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG in October 2018. Immediately prior to the Business Combination he was the Lead Director and the Chairman of the Nomination and Governance Committee of the Board of Directors of Praxair, Inc. He also was a director of Jarden Corporation, where he was a member of the Nominating and Policies Committee and Chairman of the Audit Committee. He was Chairman of the American Plastics Council and the American Chemistry Council and is a member of the United States Olympic Committee

Juan Pelaez