UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

 

FORM 8-K

 

CURRENT REPORT

PURSUANT TO SECTION 13 OR 15(d) OF THE

SECURITIES EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

 

DATE OF REPORT (Date of earliest event reported): February 27, 2024

 

Linde plc

(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)

 

Ireland

001-38730

98-1448883

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)

(Commission

File Number)

(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)

 

10 Riverview Dr.

Danbury, Connecticut

United States 06810

 

Forge

43 Church Street West

Woking, Surrey GU21 6HT

United Kingdom

 

(Address of principal executive offices) (Zip Code)

 

+44 1483 242200

(Registrant’s telephone numbers, including area code)

 

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:

 

 

Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)

 

Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))

 

Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

 

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:

 

Title of each class

 

Trading symbol(s)

 

Name of each exchange on which registered

Ordinary shares (€0.001 nominal value per share)

 

LIN

 

The Nasdaq Stock Market LLC

 

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

 

Emerging growth company

 

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act. ☐

 

 

 

 

ITEM 5.02  Departure of Directors or Certain Officers; Election of Directors; Appointment of Certain Officers; Compensatory Arrangements of Certain Officers.

 

(d)

 

Election of New Director

 

On February 27, 2024, the Board of Directors elected Paula Rosput Reynolds as a new independent member of the Board of Directors of Linde plc effective on that date.  Ms. Reynolds will serve on the Audit Committee and the Sustainability Committee. She will be entitled to participate in the Linde non-management director compensation program described under the caption “Director Compensation: Director Compensation Program” in the Company’s 2023 proxy statement dated April 28, 2023.

 

ITEM 9.01.  Financial Statements and Exhibits. 

 

(d) Exhibits. The following exhibits are furnished herewith and shall not be deemed as filed pursuant to the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended.

 

Exhibit No.

 

Description

 

 

 

104

 

Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)

 

 

2

 

 

 

SIGNATURES

 

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

 

LINDE PLC

 

 

 

 

 

By:

/s/ Guillermo Bichara

 

 

Name:

Guillermo Bichara

 

 

Title:

Executive Vice President & Chief Legal Officer

 

 

Date: February 27, 2024

 

 

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