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Linde Plc sees adjusted Q1 earnings up 11 pct

FRANKFURT, May 10 (Reuters) - Linde Plc, the industrial gases group created from the merger of Linde AG and Praxair, said first quarter income from continuing operations, adjusted for one-off items such as merger-related charges, rose 11% to $927 million.

Pro forma sales stagnated at $6.91 billion, but were up 5% when excluding unfavourable currency translation effects, the group said in a statement on Friday.

(Reporting by Ludwig Burger Editing by Thomas Seythal)