Form 8-K





Washington, D.C. 20549



Form 8-K



Current Report

Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of

the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): February 18, 2019




(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)




Ohio    34-1860551    0-1402

(State or other jurisdiction

of incorporation)


(I.R.S. Employer

Identification No.)



File Number)

22801 St. Clair Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio 44117

(Address of principal executive offices, with zip code)

(216) 481-8100

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)

Not applicable

(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)



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Item 5.03.

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

On February 18, 2019, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (the “Company”) approved amendments to Article II and Article III of the Amended and Restated Code of Regulations (the “Regulations”), which became effective immediately upon adoption. The amendments to the Regulations expressly permit the Company to hold Board and shareholder meetings by means of communication equipment if and when the Board determines to do so.

Attached hereto as Exhibit 3.1 is a copy of the Regulations, as amended on November 3, 2009, April 24, 2014, and February 18, 2019, which is incorporated into this Item 5.03 by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.





Exhibit No.



3.1   Amended and Restated Code of Regulations of Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc., as amended on February 18, 2019.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




Date: February 21, 2019




/s/ Jennifer I. Ansberry


Jennifer I. Ansberry


Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary