Investor FAQs

Investor Relations Frequently Asked Questions

 

1. How long has Lincoln Electric been a public company?
Lincoln Electric was listed on the Nasdaq in June of 1995 but it was a public company prior to that.


2. When was the Company incorporated?
The Lincoln Electric Company was incorporated in 1895 in Ohio. In 1998, the Company went through a capital restructuring with Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. being formed and incorporated in Ohio.


3. What is Lincoln Electric's CUSIP number?
The Company's CUSIP number is 533900106.


4. Who are the Company's independent auditors?
Ernst & Young.


5. Does Lincoln Electric have a direct stock purchase program?
Lincoln Electric does not offer a direct stock purchase program. LECO shares may be purchased through financial institutions or brokerage houses.


6. Does Lincoln Electric offer at direct deposit of dividends?
Yes.


7. Does Lincoln Electric offer a Dividend Reinvestment Program (DRIP)?
Yes. More information regarding the DRIP can be obtained by calling Wells Fargo Shareowner Services at:
800-468-9716 or www.wellsfargo.com/shareownerservices and request a brochure.


8. How do I contact Shareholder Services?
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 www.wellsfargo.com/shareownerservices


9. What is the dividend history of Lincoln Electric?
Lincoln Electric has paid a dividend each year since 1915.


10. What do I do if I've misplaced or lost my certificates?
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 www.wellsfargo.com/shareownerservices


11. If I want to reinvest dividends, how do I go about that?
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 www.wellsfargo.com/shareownerservices


12. How can I change my address?
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 www.wellsfargo.com/shareownerservices


13. What do I do to check on the number of shares I own?
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 www.wellsfargo.com/shareownerservices


14. How many stock splits have there been?
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


15. What is the Lincoln Electric Incentive Management program?
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