SOURCE: Linde AG

April 13, 2007 05:10 ET

Linde Intends to Issue Senior Benchmark Bonds

WIESBADEN, GERMANY and MUNICH, GERMANY -- (MARKET WIRE) -- April 13, 2007 -- Linde Finance BV, guaranteed by Linde AG, (Baa1 stable/BBB stable) has mandated Deutsche Bank as Global Coordinator for its upcoming benchmark dual-currency senior bond offering. Commerzbank, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and UniCredit Group (HVB) will act as joint-bookrunners for two EUR denominated tranches. Deutsche Bank and HSBC will act as joint-bookrunners on a simultaneous GBP denominated tranche. All notes will be documented under the existing EMTN- program. A three day European roadshow will commence on April 16th, 2007. The transaction will be launched subject to market conditions.

The Linde Group is a world leading industrial gases and engineering company with more than 51,000 employees working in around 70 countries worldwide. Following the acquisition of The BOC Group, the company has gases and engineering sales of approximately 12 billion euro. The strategy of The Linde Group is geared towards earnings-based growth and focuses on the expansion of its international business with forward-looking products and services. For more information, please see The Linde Group online at http://www.linde.com

Press Release as pdf: http://hugin.info/125064/R/1118415/205116.pdf

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