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 * Nowicki Juergen 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)
Executive VP, Engineering
(Last)         (First)         (Middle)
C/O LINDE PLC, THE PRIESTLEY CENTRE, 10 PRIESTLEY ROAD
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (MM/DD/YYYY)
8/6/2020
(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  8/6/2020    M    763  A $1.92  1824  D   
Ordinary Shares  8/6/2020    S    7 (1) D $245.53  1817  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 Security 3. Trans. Date 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any 4. 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 Date 7. 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)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Restricted Stock Units (2)  (3)                  (3)  (3) Ordinary Shares  155    155  D   
Restricted Stock Units   (4)                  (4)  (4) Ordinary Shares  435    435  D   
Restricted Stock Units   (5)                  (5)  (5) Ordinary Shares  365    365  D   
Restricted Stock Units   (6)                  (6)  (6) Ordinary Shares  1260    1260  D   
Stock Options (right to buy) (2) $1.92  8/6/2020    M        763   6/1/2020  6/1/2021  Ordinary Shares  763  $0  0  D   
Stock Options (right to buy) (2) $1.92                  6/7/2021  6/7/2022  Ordinary Shares  645    645  D   
Stock Options (right to buy)  $176.63                   (7) 3/20/2029  Ordinary Shares  4860    4860  D   
Stock Options (right to buy)  $173.13                   (8) 3/9/2030  Ordinary Shares  4420    4420  D   
Stock Options (right to buy)  $173.13                   (9) 4/1/2030  Ordinary Shares  15280    15280  D   

Explanation of Responses:
(1)  Ordinary shares sold to pay exercise price and taxes, and the reporting person retained the 756 shares net of the sale of shares.
(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 7, 2021in Linde plc Ordinary Shares on a one-for-one basis.
(4)  Restricted Stock Units that will vest in full and payout on or about March 20, 2022 in Linde plc Ordinary Shaes on a one-for-one basis.
(5)  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.
(6)  Restricted Stock Units that will vest in full and payout on or about April 1, 2023 in Linde plc Ordinary Shares on a one-for-one basis.
(7)  This option vests over three years in three consecutive equal annual installments beginning on March 20,2020.
(8)  This option vests over three years in three consecutive equal annual installments beginning on March 9, 2021.
(9)  This option vests over three years in three consecutive equal annual installments beginning on April 1, 2021.

Reporting Owners
Reporting Owner Name / Address
Relationships
Director 10% Owner Officer Other
Nowicki Juergen
C/O LINDE PLC
THE PRIESTLEY CENTRE, 10 PRIESTLEY ROAD
GUILDFORD, SURREY, X0 GU2 7XY


Executive VP, Engineering

Signatures
Anthony M. Pepper, Attorney-in-Fact 8/6/2020
**Signature of Reporting Person Date
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