Sherwin-Williams Announces Change to a Virtual Meeting Format for 2020 Annual Meeting of Shareholders

CLEVELAND, March 24, 2020 – The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) today announced a change in the format of its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (“Annual Meeting”) from in-person to virtual-only. Due to the emerging public health impact of the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) and to support the health and well-being of the Company’s shareholders, employees and their families, the Company will hold its Annual Meeting in a virtual meeting format only, via webcast. As previously announced, the Annual Meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at 9:00 a.m. EDT.
 
As described in the Company’s proxy materials previously distributed for the Annual Meeting, shareholders at the close of business on February 27, 2020, the record date, are entitled to participate in the Annual Meeting. To participate in and/or vote at the virtual Annual Meeting at www.virtualshareholdermeeting.com/SHW2020, shareholders must enter the 16-digit control number found on their updated proxy card to be distributed beginning today, or their voting instruction form previously distributed.
 
For additional information regarding how shareholders may access, vote and participate in the virtual Annual Meeting, please refer to the Company’s supplemental proxy materials filed today with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
 
About Sherwin-Williams
 
Founded in 1866, The Sherwin-Williams Company is a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution, and sale of paints, coatings, and related products to professional, industrial, commercial, and retail customers. Sherwin-Williams manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, Valspar®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson’s® WaterSeal®, Cabot®, and many more. With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,900 company-operated stores and facilities, while the company’s other brands are sold through leading mass merchandisers, home centers, independent paint dealers, hardware stores, automotive retailers, and industrial distributors. The Sherwin-Williams Performance Coatings Group supplies a broad range of highly-engineered solutions for the construction, industrial, packaging, and transportation markets in more than 120 countries around the world. Sherwin-Williams shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: SHW). For more information, visit www.sherwin.com.
 

Investor Relations Contact

Jim Jaye, Senior Vice President - Investor Relations & Corporate Communications, Sherwin-Williams Direct: 216.515.8682, james.r.jaye@sherwin.com

Investor Relations Contact

Eric Swanson, Vice President, Investor Relations, Sherwin-Williams Direct: 216.566.2766, eric.r.swanson@sherwin.com

Media Contact

Julie Young, Vice President, Global Corporate Communications, Sherwin-Williams Direct: 216.515.8849, corporatemedia@sherwin.com