Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer to Ring the NASDAQ Stock Market Opening Bell

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ADVISORY, March 6, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) --



 What:
 John Stropki, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Lincoln
 Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO), will preside over the opening bell.

 Where:
 NASDAQ MarketSite - 4 Times Square - 43rd & Broadway - Broadcast Studio

 When:
 Friday, March 7, 2008 at 9:30 a.m. ET

 Contacts:
 Joseph P. Kelley
 Director of Finance and Investor Relations
 216.383.8346
 joe_kelley@lincolnelectric.com

 NASDAQ MarketSite:
 Robert Madden
 646.441.5045
 Robert.Madden@nasdaq.com

Feed Information:

The opening bell is available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on Galaxy 26 - uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can also be found on Waterfront fiber 1623. If you have any questions, please contact Robert Madden at (646) 441-5045.

Radio Feed:

An audio transmission of the opening bell is also available from 9:20 a.m. to 9:35 a.m. on uplink IA6 C band / transponder 24, downlink frequency 4180 horizontal. The feed can be found on Waterfront fiber 1623 as well.

Webcast:

A live webcast of the NASDAQ Opening Bell will be available at: http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_about.stm.

Photos:

To obtain a hi-resolution photograph of the Market Open, please go to http://www.nasdaq.com/reference/marketsite_events.stm and click on the market open of your choice.

About Lincoln Electric Holdings, Inc. (LECO):

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 38 manufacturing locations, including operations, manufacturing alliances 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, its products and services, visit the Company's Web site at http://www.lincolnelectric.com.