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The Sherwin-Williams Company Shareholders Elect New Director

April 19, 2017

Michael H. Thaman, Chairman, President and CEO of Owens Corning, joins the Board

CLEVELAND, OHIO, April 19, 2017 - The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) announced that
Michael H. Thaman was elected to the Board of Directors of Sherwin-Williams at the Company’s annual meeting of shareholders today. Mr. Thaman was appointed to the Compensation and Management Development Committee of the Board.

Mr. Thaman, 53, currently serves as Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Owens Corning, a Toledo, Ohio based world leader in composite solutions and building materials systems and a market-leading innovator of glass fiber technology. Mr. Thaman joined Owens Corning’s Board of Directors in 2002.

“We are delighted to welcome Mike to our Board of Directors,” said John Morikis, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Sherwin-Williams. “Mike has demonstrated strong leadership for 25 years at Owens Corning, and his broad financial and international experience will serve the Board and our shareholders well. We look forward to his contributions to Sherwin-Williams for many years.”

Mr. Thaman has held a variety of senior leadership positions over the course of his career with Owens Corning. He has served as President and Chief Executive Officer since 2007 and Chairman since 2002. In addition to his current roles, Mr. Thaman served as Chief Financial Officer from 2000 to 2007, President of Exterior Systems from 1999 to 2000 and President of Engineered Pipe Solutions from 1997 to 1998.

He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Kohler Company, a private manufacturing company, and previously served as a member of the Board of Directors of NextEra Energy, Inc., a public company and clean energy leader in North America.

About Sherwin-Williams
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. The company manufactures products under well-known brands such as Sherwin-Williams®, HGTV HOME® by Sherwin-Williams, Dutch Boy®, Krylon®, Minwax®, Thompson's® Water Seal®, and many more. With global headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, Sherwin-Williams® branded products are sold exclusively through a chain of more than 4,100 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 Global Finishes Group distributes a wide range of products in more than 115 countries around the world. For more information, visit

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