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Lincoln Electric was listed on Nasdaq in June, 1995 under the ticker symbol ‘LECO’, but shares of the company were previously trading in over the counter transactions (OTC).
The Lincoln Electric Company was incorporated in 1895 in Ohio. In 1998, the Company went through a capital restructuring which resulted in the formation of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., which was incorporated in Ohio.
The Company's CUSIP number is 533900106.
The weighted average diluted share count for Fourth Quarter 2015 was 72,120,660 shares.
Shareholders elected Ernst & Young as independent auditors for the Year 2015.
Lincoln Electric does not offer a direct stock purchase program. LECO shares may be purchased through financial institutions or brokerage houses.
Yes. Wells Fargo Shareowner Services is the Company's transfer agent handling all shareholder requests and services. The number for Shareowner Services is 800-468-9716 or 651-450-4064. Also available at www.shareowneronline.com
Yes. More information regarding the DRIP can be obtained by calling Wells Fargo Shareowner Services at 800-468-9716 or www.shareowneronline.com and request a brochure.
Wells Fargo Shareowner Services is the Company's transfer agent handling all shareholder requests and services. The number for Shareowner Services is 800-468-9716 or 651-450-4064. Also available at www.shareowneronline.com
Lincoln Electric has paid a dividend each year since 1915. Since the Company’s initial public offering in 1995, the dividend payout rate has consistently increased each year.”
Wells Fargo Shareowner Services is the Company's transfer agent handling all shareholder requests and services. The number for Shareowner Services is 800-468-9716 or 651-450-4064. Also available at www.shareowneronline.com
Wells Fargo Shareowner Services is the Company's transfer agent handling all shareholder requests and services. The number for Shareowner Services is 800-468-9716 or 651-450-4064. Also available at www.shareowneronline.com
Wells Fargo Shareowner Services is the Company's transfer agent handling all shareholder requests and services. The number for Shareowner Services is 800-468-9716 or 651-450-4064. Also available at www.shareowneronline.com
Wells Fargo Shareowner Services is the Company's transfer agent handling all shareholder requests and services. The number for Shareowner Services is 800-468-9716 or 651-450-4064. Also available at www.shareowneronline.com
Please contact Amanda Butler, Director of Investor Relations, at Amanda_Butler@lincolnelectric.com or via telephone at 216-383-2534 for help with that information.
There have been 7 stock splits:
1919: 10 to 1
1930: 10 to 1
1965: 5 to 1
1993: 10 to 1
1995: 2 to 1
1998: 2 to 1
2011: 2 to 1
The Lincoln Electric Incentive Management program is the Company's unique compensation program, which is the subject of a Harvard Business School case history and studied at colleges and universities around the world. The program details the Company's pay-for-performance and merit rating system and other components of the Lincoln Electric culture. The program was devised by the Company's co-founder, James F. Lincoln and described in his book, Incentive Management.