MUNICH, Germany, April 13 A $65 billion merger
contract between industrial gases groups Linde and
Praxair will not be ready as planned by Linde's annual
shareholder meeting on May 10, a source familiar with the
situation told Reuters on Thursday.
The Business Combination Agreement will still take weeks to
complete due to legal complexities, the person said.
A Linde spokesman said the German and U.S. rivals were still
working to get the agreement finalised before the AGM but could
not rule out that it would be later.
(Reporting by Jens Hack; Writing by Georgina Prodhan; Editing
by Kathrin Jones and Christoph Steitz)