Phillip J. Mason Elected To Lincoln Electric Board

              Phillip J. Mason Elected To Lincoln Electric Board

PR Newswire

CLEVELAND, July 26, 2013

CLEVELAND, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.,
("Company," "Lincoln Electric") (Nasdaq: LECO) today announced that Phillip J.
Mason, 63, retired President of the Europe, Middle East, Africa (EMEA) sector
of Ecolab, Inc. has been elected to Lincoln's Board of Directors. The
appointment is effective immediately. With the addition of Mr. Mason, Lincoln
Electric's Board will be comprised of 13 directors, of which 11 are
non-employee directors.

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"We are pleased to welcome Phil to the Lincoln Electric Board," said John M.
Stropki, Executive Chairman. "Phil is an accomplished leader who brings over
thirty five years of global corporate experience and has an impressive track
record in driving measurable change. His expertise in achieving profitable
growth and developing a strong brand presence in developing regions will bring
tremendous value to our organization as we seek to capitalize on our
international footprint and drive increased shareholder value."

Mr. Mason most recently served as the President of the EMEA sector of Ecolab,
Inc., a leading provider of food safety, public health and infection products
and services, from 2010 to 2012. Previously, he served as the President of the
International sector from 2005 to 2010. Mr. Mason initially joined Ecolab in
1974 and held numerous positions of increasing responsibility over thirty
years in Ecolab's corporate planning, marketing, business development and
finance organizations. During his tenure at Ecolab, Mr. Mason held leadership
roles in key international regions including Asia Pacific, where he served as
Vice President of Asia Pacific, and in Latin America and Europe.

Mr. Mason is a graduate of Harvard University, where he earned a bachelors
degree in economics.


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

SOURCE Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc.

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