On May 7, 2024, John Chevedden announced that he has filed an exempt solicitation statement with Securities and Exchange Commission, stating that the Chair of the Linde Governance Committee Joe Kaeser is ultimately responsible for the omission of this important shareholder proposal sponsored by John Chevedden regarding report on corporate climate lobbying in line with Paris agreement in the 2024 Company?s annual meeting proxy. In addition, John Chevedden recommending the shareholders of the Company to vote against the Joe Kaeser who chairs the Company?s Governance Committee at the 2024 annual meeting of shareholders.