Sherwin-Williams Statement Regarding Comex Mexico
Meeting with Federal Economic Competition Commission in Mexico

CLEVELAND, OHIO – March 7, 2014 – On Thursday, March 6, 2014, The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:  SHW) met with the Federal Economic Competition Commission (the “Commission”) in Mexico to discuss the Company’s ongoing effort to acquire the Comex business in Mexico. The purpose of this meeting was to discuss various issues relating to potential remedies required by the Commission as a condition of regulatory approval of the transaction.  Sherwin-Williams has not re-filed its appeal with the Commission.

No information was released or authorized by Sherwin-Williams regarding this meeting prior to this press release.

The Sherwin-Williams Company

Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers.
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Investor Relations Contact

Bob Wells, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Sherwin-Williams Direct: 216.566.2244, rjwells@sherwin.com

Media Contact

Mike Conway, Director, Corporate Communications, Sherwin-Williams Direct: 216.515.4393 Pager: 216.422.3751, mike.conway@sherwin.com