Sherwin-Williams Declares Dividend of $0.39 per Common Share

CLEVELAND, July 18, 2012 – The Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) today announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.39 per common share, payable on September 7, 2012, to shareholders of record on August 17, 2012.

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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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