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Lincoln Electric Schedules 2017 Shareholders Meeting

CLEVELAND, Jan. 13, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (Nasdaq:LECO) today announced that the Company’s 2017 Annual Meeting of Shareholders will be held on Thursday, April 20, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time, at the Cleveland Marriott East Hotel, 26300 Harvard Road, Warrensville Heights, Ohio 44122.

About Lincoln Electric
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 48 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

Amanda Butler
Director, Investor Relations
Tel: 216.383.2534

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"Safe Harbor" Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995: Statements in this press release regarding Lincoln Electric Holdings Inc's business which are not historical facts are "forward-looking statements" that involve risks and uncertainties. For a discussion of such risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to differ from those contained in the forward-looking statements, see "Risk Factors" in the Company's Annual Report or Form 10-K for the most recently ended fiscal year.