Linde Interim Report

[9M – January to September 2016]

January to September 2016: 9-Month figures in line with expectations
Linde launches wide-ranging efficiency programme

  • Plan to achieve additional cost savings of around EUR 370 m per annum from 2019
  • Group revenue of EUR 12.967 bn affected by exchange rate effects
  • Group operating profit1 of EUR 3.066 bn, slightly higher than in first nine months of 2015 after adjusting for exchange rate effects
  • Operating margin continues to improve
  • 4.7 percent increase in operating cash flow
  • Group outlook for 2016 confirmed

1 EBIT (before non-recurring items) adjusted for the amortisation of intangible assets and the depreciation of tangible assets.