Lincoln Electric Reports Fire Damage To Its Techalloy Facility

        Lincoln Electric Reports Fire Damage To Its Techalloy Facility

PR Newswire

CLEVELAND, May 14, 2013

CLEVELAND, May 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.
("Lincoln Electric," "the Company") (Nasdaq: LECO) reported today that a fire
occurred at its Techalloy^® welding consumables operation in Baltimore,

While the fire has caused the loss of a portion of the facility's
manufacturing capacity, the Company is working to satisfy customer
requirements and prevent supply disruptions. Although the Company has
duplicate manufacturing capabilities across its global platform, the Company
cannot estimate the financial impact the fire will have on its financial
statements at this time.

About Lincoln Electric

Lincoln Electric is the world leader in the design, development and
manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and
oxyfuel cutting equipment and has a leading global position in the brazing and
soldering alloys market. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Lincoln has 45
manufacturing locations, including operations and joint ventures in 19
countries and a worldwide network of distributors and sales offices covering
more than 160 countries. For more information about Lincoln Electric and its
products and services, visit the Company's website at

Forward-Looking Statements

The Company's expectations and beliefs concerning the future contained in this
news release are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements reflect
management's current expectations and involve a number of risks and
uncertainties. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the
use of words such as "may," "will," "expect," "intend," "estimate,"
"anticipate," "believe," "forecast," "guidance" or words of similar meaning.
Actual results may differ materially from such statements due to a variety of
factors that could adversely affect the Company's operating results. The
factors include, but are not limited to: general economic and market
conditions; the effectiveness of operating initiatives; applicable insurance;
and the possible effects of events beyond our control, such as political
unrest, acts of terror and natural disasters, on the Company or its customers,
suppliers and the economy in general. For additional discussion, see "Item
1A. Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report on Form10-K.

SOURCE Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.

Contact: Amanda Butler, Director, Investor Relations, Tel: 216.383.2534,
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