The Lincoln Electric Company Elects Geoffrey P. Allman As An Officer And Senior Vice President

   The Lincoln Electric Company Elects Geoffrey P. Allman As An Officer And
                            Senior Vice President

PR Newswire

CLEVELAND, Dec. 20, 2013

CLEVELAND, Dec. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Lincoln Electric Company today
announced that Geoffrey P. Allman has been elected as an Officer and Senior
Vice President, effective January 1, 2014. Mr. Allman also serves as
Corporate Controller for Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., where he is
responsible for global finance functions, external financial reporting and
internal control infrastructure.


Mr. Allman began his career at Lincoln Electric in 1997 and has held various
positions of increasing responsibility in areas including Internal Audit and
Accounting, as Director of Finance, Lincoln Electric Canada, and as Director
of Finance, North America.Prior to joining Lincoln Electric, he was an
auditor at Price Waterhouse. Mr. Allman earned a bachelor's degree in finance
from St. Bonaventure University and a master's degree in accounting from the
State University of New York at Binghamton. He is a certified public
accountant and serves on the board of directors for the Greater Cleveland
Sports Commission.

About Lincoln Electric
The Lincoln Electric Company is a subsidiary of Lincoln Electric Holdings,
Inc. (Nasdaq: LECO), the world leader in the design, development and
manufacture of arc welding products, robotic arc welding systems, plasma and
oxy-fuel 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 The Lincoln Electric Company

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