Sherwin-Williams Boosts Dividend 7%; Begins 34th Consecutive Year of Increasing Dividends

CLEVELAND, February 15, 2012 – The Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) today announced an increase in their quarterly dividend from $0.365 per common share to $0.39 per common share, payable on March 9, 2012, to shareholders of record on February 24, 2012.  This increase follows 33 consecutive years of dividend increases.

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

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