FORM 4 [ ] Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).         
UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES
                                                                                  
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Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
                      

1. Name and Address of Reporting Person *

Lamba Sanjiv
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol

LINDE PLC [ LIN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer (Check all applicable)

_____ Director                    _____ 10% Owner
__X__ Officer (give title below)    _____ Other (specify below)
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(Last)          (First)          (Middle)

C/O LINDE PLC, THE PRIESTLEY CENTRE, 10 PRIESTLEY ROAD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)

5/18/2020
(Street)

GUILDFORD, SURREY, X0 GU2 7XY
(City)        (State)        (Zip)
4. If Amendment, Date Original Filed (MM/DD/YYYY)

 
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)

_X _ Form filed by One Reporting Person
___ Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1.Title of Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Trans. Date 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 3. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s)
(Instr. 3 and 4)
6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Ordinary Shares 5/18/2020  M  862 A$1.92 26583 D 
 
Ordinary Shares 5/18/2020  S  862 D$191.965 25721 D 
 

Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned (e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivate Security
(Instr. 3)
2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security3. Trans. Date3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any4. Trans. Code
(Instr. 8)
5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D)
(Instr. 3, 4 and 5)
6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security
(Instr. 3 and 4)
8. Price of Derivative Security
(Instr. 5)
9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4)10. Ownership Form of Derivative Security: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4)11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
CodeV(A)(D)Date ExercisableExpiration DateTitleAmount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units $0 (1)           (1) (1)Ordinary Shares 3090  3090 D 
 
Restricted Stock Units (2) (3)           (3) (3)Ordinary Shares 502  502 D 
 
Restricted Stock Units (2) (4)           (4) (4)Ordinary Shares 686  686 D 
 
Restricted Stock Units  (5)           (5) (5)Ordinary Shares 3590  3590 D 
 
Stock Option (right to buy) $173.13           3/9/2021 (6)3/9/2030 Ordinary Shares 37565  37565 D 
 
Stock Option (right to buy) (2)$1.92 5/18/2020  M     862  6/1/2019 6/1/2020 Ordinary Shares 862 $0 0 D 
 
Stock Option (right to buy) (2)$1.92           6/1/2020 6/1/2021 Ordinary Shares 3052  3052 D 
 
Stock Option (right to buy) (2)$1.92           6/7/2021 6/7/2022 Ordinary Shares 2840  2840 D 
 
Stock Option (right to buy) $176.63           3/20/2020 (7)3/20/2029 Ordinary Shares 40470  40470 D 
 

Explanation of Responses:
(1) Restricted Stock Units that will vest in full and payout on or about March 9, 2023 in Linde plc Ordinary Shares on a one-for-one basis.
(2) Restricted Stock Units ("RSUs") and stock options have been granted pursuant to the Business Combination Agreement among Praxair, Inc., Linde AG, Linde plc and certain of their affiliates, dated June 1, 2017, as amended (the "BCA"). The RSUs and stock options replace certain previously granted equity awards granted by Linde AG that were terminated in connection with the closing of the Business Combination of Praxair, Inc. and Linde AG that occurred on October 31, 2018. A more detailed explanation of these RSU and stock option replacement awards is discussed in the Linde plc Registration Statement on Form S-4 (Amendment No. 4) filed with the SEC on August 11, 2017 under the section titled "The Business Combination - Interests of Directors, Board Members and Executive Officers in the Business Combination - Linde AG - Treatment of Equity Awards" on pages 183-187.
(3) Restricted Stock Units that will vest in full and payout on or about June 1, 2020 in Linde plc Ordinary Shares on a one-for-one basis.
(4) Restricted Stock Units that will vest in full and payout on or about June 7, 2021 in Linde plc Ordinary Shares on a one-for-one basis.
(5) Restricted Stock Units that will vest in full and payout on or about March 20, 2022 in Linde plc Ordinary Shares on a one-for-one basis.
(6) This option vests over three years in three consecutive equal annual installments beginning on March 9, 2021.
(7) This option vests over three years in three consecutive equal annual installments beginning March 20, 2020.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director10% OwnerOfficerOther
Lamba Sanjiv
C/O LINDE PLC
THE PRIESTLEY CENTRE, 10 PRIESTLEY ROAD
GUILDFORD, SURREY, X0 GU2 7XY


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Signatures
Anthony M. Pepper as attorney-in-fact5/19/2020
**Signature of Reporting PersonDate

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