CBF means Clearstream Banking AG, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
CBL means Clearstream Banking S.A., Luxembourg.
Clearing System has the meaning set forth in § 1(4) of the Terms and Conditions.
Common Safekeeper means an ICSD in its capacity as common safekeeper or a person nominated by the ICSDs to perform the role of common safekeeper.
Conditions means in relation to any Tranche of Notes, the set of terms and conditions applicable to such Tranche of Notes as set out in the Prospectus and as determined and completed by the relevant Final Terms as described therein. The Conditions may be documented either by (i) replicating the relevant provisions of Option I or Option II, and completing the relevant placeholders in Option I or Option II, as relevant, in which case the replicated and completed provisions of Option I or Option II alone shall constitute the Conditions applicable to any Tranche of Notes, or by (ii) referring to the relevant provisions of Option I or Option II in Part I of the Final Terms only, in which case Option I or Option II and the relevant Final Terms taken together shall constitute the Conditions applicable to any Tranche of any Series of Notes. The Conditions will be attached to each Global Note representing the Notes.
Euroclear means Euroclear Bank SA/NV, Brussels.
Exchange Act means the United States Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Frankfurt business day means a day (other than Saturdays and Sundays) on which commercial banks and foreign exchange markets are open for business (including dealings in foreign exchange and foreign currency deposits) in Frankfurt am Main.
Global Note means a Temporary Global Note or a Permanent Global Note, as applicable.
Group means Linde plc and its consolidated subsidiaries taken as a whole.
Guarantee means the Guarantee dated May 2020, substantially in the form set out in the Prospectus, executed by the Guarantor and the Fiscal Agent in respect of Notes issued by Linde Finance.
Holder means in respect of Notes deposited with any Clearing System or other central securities depositary, any holder of a proportionate co-ownership or other beneficial interest or right in the Notes so deposited, and otherwise the bearer of a Note.
Interest Commencement Date means, in the case of interest-bearing Notes, the date specified in the applicable Final Terms from (and including) which such Notes bear interest, which may or may not be the Settlement Date.
Issue Price means the price, generally expressed as a percentage of the principal amount of the Notes, at which the Notes will be issued.
Issuer means each of Linde plc and Linde Finance as issuer or proposed issuer of Notes and Issuers means Linde plc and Linde Finance acting together; relevant Issuer means, in relation to any Series, the Issuer which has concluded, or is negotiating, an agreement with the Relevant Dealer(s) to issue, or which has issued, the Notes of that Series.
Luxembourg Listing Agent means Deutsche Bank Luxembourg S.A., Luxembourg.