SEC FORM 3 SEC Form 3
FORM 3 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

INITIAL STATEMENT OF BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP OF SECURITIES

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
Whitehead Michael J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
22801 SAINT CLAIR AVENUE

(Street)
CLEVELAND OH 44117

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Date of Event Requiring Statement (Month/Day/Year)
07/19/2018
3. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS INC [ LECO ]
4. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
SVP, Strat. & Business Dev.
5. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 4) 2. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned (Instr. 4) 3. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 4. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Common Shares 6,040 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 2. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 3. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 4) 4. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 5. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 5) 6. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 5)
Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) (1) 02/17/2026 Common Stock 2,219 58.14 D
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) (1) 02/22/2027 Common Stock 3,810 85.3 D
Employee Stock Option (Right to Buy) (1) 02/21/2028 Common Stock 3,690 90.7 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. The options vests in three annual installments commencing on the first anniversary of the date of the grant.
Remarks:
/s/ Susan Prewitt, Attorney-in-Fact 07/26/2018
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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EXHIBIT 24

LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS, INC.

Power of Attorney
To Sign and File Section 16 and Rule 144 Reporting Forms

	THE UNDERSIGNED, Michael J. Whitehead, deemed to be an Officer of Lincoln
Electric Holdings, Inc. hereby constitutes and appoints Jennifer I. Ansberry,
Vincent K. Petrella, Michael Quinn and Susan Prewitt, or any of them, as his
attorney-in-fact to sign and file on the undersigned's behalf (i) any and all
forms and reports required under Section 16 of the Securities Exchange Act of
1934, including all Forms 3, 4 and 5, relating to Lincoln's equity securities
and (ii) any and all notices required by Rule 144 under the Securities Act of
1933 with respect to the sale of shares of Lincoln's equity securities.  This
power of attorney shall remain valid, unless revoked in writing, for as long as
the undersigned is deemed to be an Officer of Lincoln or until the reporting
obligation ceases.

	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned hereunto places his hand.


/s/ Michael J. Whitehead

Date: July 16, 2018