Notification of Transactions by Persons Discharging Managerial Responsibilities and Persons Closely Associated with them
[This form is required for disclosure of transactions under Article 19 of Regulation (EU) No 596/2014 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 April 2014 on market abuse (Market Abuse Regulation)]
|1 ||Details of the person discharging managerial responsibilities/person closely associated |
|a) ||Name ||Dr. Andreas Opfermann |
|2 ||Reason for the notification |
|a) ||Position/status ||Executive VP Americas |
|b) ||Initial Notification Amendment ||Initial notification |
|3 ||Details of the issuer, emission allowance market participant, auction platform, auctioneer or auction monitor |
|a) ||Name ||Linde public limited company |
|b) ||LEI ||8945002PAZHZLBGKGF02 |
|4 ||Details of the transaction(s): section to be repeated for (i) each type of instrument; (ii) each type of transaction; (iii) each date; and (iv) each place where transactions have been conducted |
|a) ||Description of the financial instrument, |
|Share Options ('Options') |
Restricted Stock Units ('RSUs')
Performance Share Units ('PSUs')
International Securities Identification Number (ISIN): IE00BZ12WP82
German Securities Identification Number (Wertpapierkennnummer, WKN): A2D SYC
Ticker Symbol: LIN
|b) ||Nature of the transactions ||Grant of Options |
The grant of 26,090 Options of Linde plc which shall vest over three years in three consecutive equal annual installments beginning on 09 March 2021.
Grant of RSUs
The grant of 2,145 RSUs of Linde plc which shall vest in full and payout in Linde plc Ordinary Shares on a one-for-one basis on or about 09 March 2023, subject to certain conditions having been fulfilled.
Acquisition of Return on Capital ('ROC') PSUs
The acquisition of 3,215 ROC PSUs of Linde plc pursuant to the Amended and Restated 2009 Praxair, Inc. Long Term Incentive Plan, as assumed by Linde plc (the 'LTIP Plan').
Acquisition of Total Shareholder Return ('TSR') PSUs
The acquisition of 1,740 TSR PSUs of Linde plc pursuant to the LTIP Plan.
|c) ||Price(s) and volume(s) ||Price(s) ||Volume(s) |
| || ||Grant of Options |
| || ||US$0.00 ||26,090 |
| || ||Grant of RSUs |
| || ||US$0.00 ||2,145 |
| || ||Acquisition of ROC PSUs |
| || ||US$0.00 ||3,215 |
| || ||Acquisition of TSR PSUs |
| || ||US$0.00 ||1,740 |
|d) ||Aggregated information ||Price ||Aggregated volume |
| || ||N/A ||N/A |
|e) ||Dates of the transactions ||09 March 2020 |
|f) ||Place of the transactions ||Outside of trading venue |
|g) ||Additional Information ||Any unexercised Options shall expire on 09 March 2030. The Exercise price in respect of each Option is US$173.13. |
The 3,215 ROC PSUs and 1,740 TSR PSUs will payout in accordance with the LTIP Plan.
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