SEC Filings

10-Q
LINCOLN ELECTRIC HOLDINGS INC filed this Form 10-Q on 10/30/2017
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following such date) and shall reduce the Participant’s Account. Any changes to the foregoing election shall be subject to the Subsequent Deferral Rule.
Section 6.4.    Form of Distribution.
(a)    (1)    As soon as practicable after the end of the Accounting Period in which a Participant’s Settlement Date (other than a Settlement Date selected by the Participant pursuant to Section 6.3) occurs, but in no event later than seventy-five (75) days following the end of such Accounting Period, the Corporation shall commence distribution or cause distribution to be commenced, to the Participant or, in the event of his or her death, to his or her Beneficiary, of the balance of the Participant’s Account, as determined under Section 6.2, under one (1) of the forms provided in this Section 6.4, as specified in the Participant’s Participation Agreement.
(i)    Notwithstanding the foregoing, if a Participant is a Specified Employee on the Settlement Date that results from his or her separation from service, and if any portion of the payments to such Participant upon his or her separation from service would be considered deferred compensation under Section 409A, such Participant’s payment, whether in the form of a single lump sum or an initial installment payment, shall be made as soon as practicable after the end of the Accounting Period in which occurs the earliest of (A) the first day of the 7th month following the Settlement Date, or (B) the Participant’s death, provided that an installment payment will only be distributed on such date if such payment has otherwise become due and payable and any subsequent annual installment shall be paid pursuant to the schedule elected by the Participant in his or her applicable Participation Agreement (determined without regard to any delay in the first installment pursuant to this Section 6.4(a)(ii)).
(b)    Notwithstanding Section 6.4(a)(i) and subject to Section 6.4(a)(ii), if elected by the Participant in his or her Participation Agreement,
(i)    for Deferral Commitments made with respect to Deferral Periods commencing before January 1, 2018, the distribution of the Participant’s Account may be made or commence (under one (1) of the forms provided in this Section 6.4, as specified in the Participant’s Participation Agreement) at the beginning of the second calendar year (as elected by the Participant in his or her Participation Agreement) commencing after the Participant’s separation from service due to Retirement or death; and
(ii)    for Deferral Commitments made with respect to Deferral Periods commencing on or after January 1, 2018, the distribution of the Participant’s Account may be made or commence (under one (1) of the forms provided in this Section 6.4, as specified in the Participant’s Participation Agreement) on the Accounting Date immediately following the first or second anniversary (as elected by the Participant in his or her Participation Agreement) of the end of the Accounting Period in which the Participant’s separation from service due to Retirement or death occurs.
(c)    Distribution of a Participant’s Account following his or her separation from service, other than a separation from service due to a Participant’s Retirement or death, shall be made in

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