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Linde CFO Wolfgang Büchele departs

Wolfgang BücheleThe CEO of Linde AG, Wolfgang Büchele, has informed the supervisory board that he will not continue in his position following the expiration of his current employment contract in April 2017.

Dr. Büchele serves as the Chief Executive Officer and Member of Executive Board of Linde Canada Limited. Dr. Büchele has been the Chief Executive Officer and President of Linde Aktiengesellschaft since May 20, 2014 and has also been its Member of the Executive Board since May 1, 2014.

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Dr. Büchele is a Member of the Board of Partners of E. Merck KG. He served as the Chairman of Management Board, Chief Executive Officer and President at Kemira Oyj from April 1, 2012 to April 30, 2014.

He served as Head of Fine Chemicals Division at BASF SE until December 31, 2007. Dr. Büchele served as the Chief Executive Officer of BorsodChem Zft and a Senior Advisor of Permira Beteiligungsberatung GmbH. He was employed by BASF AG from 1987 to 2007.

At BASF AG, Dr. Büchele served as Research Chemist for industrial catalysts from 1987 to 1990, as Research group head (industrial catalysts) from 1990 to 1993, as Head of Regional Marketing Catalysts Asia, Hong Kong from 1993 to 1997, served as Head of Global Marketing Cosmetic Raw Materials from 1997 to 1999.

He also served as BASF Head of Business Management Fine Chemicals Europe from 1999 to 2001, as President of Eastern Europe, Africa, West Asia Regional from 2001 to 2003, and as President of Performance Chemicals from 2003 to 2005.

He serves as the Chairman of BorsodChem Zrt. He has been the Chairman of Supervisory Board at Merck KGaA since May 09, 2014. Dr. Büchele served as Supervisory Board Chairman at BASF Drucksysteme GmbH, Stuttgart. He has been a Director at BASF Corporation since August 2007. He serves as Director of BorsodChem Zrt.

Dr. Büchele has been Director of BASF Performance Chemicals Division at Flint Group S.A. since July 2007. Dr. Büchele has been a Member of Supervisory Board at Merck KGaA since July 1, 2009.

He has been a Director at Kemira Oyj since March 24, 2014. Dr. Buchele served as a Director of Kemira Group from April 8, 2009 to March 21, 2012.

He served as Member of Board of Executive Directors at BASF SE since July 2007.

From 1979 to 1984, he studied University degree course in chemistry, University of Ulm, Degree: Graduate Chemist from 1984 to 1987 Assistant in inorganic chemistry, University of Ulm under Professor Dr. rer. nat. Lentz. Dr. Büchele Doctorate (Dr. rer. nat) with a specialization in inorganic chemistry since 1987.


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