SEC FORM 4 SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

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*
MACDONALD WILLIAM E III

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

(Street)
CLEVELAND OH 44117-1199

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS INC [ LECO ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
X Director 10% Owner
Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
08/09/2018
4. 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 Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Shares 08/09/2018 S 3,500 D $92.96 15,307 D
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Explanation of Responses:
Remarks:
/s/ Susan Prewitt, Attorney-in-Fact 08/09/2018
** 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, William E. MacDonald, III, a Director 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 serves as a Director of Lincoln or until the reporting
obligation ceases.

	IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned hereunto places his hand.

				       
                                      /s/ William E. MacDonald, III
                                      William E. MacDonald, III
Date: April 19, 2018