Sherwin-Williams Increases First Quarter Dividend 28%

CLEVELAND, OHIO, February 13, 2013 – The Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) today announced an increase in its quarterly dividend from $0.39 per common share to $0.50 per common share, payable on March 8, 2013, to shareholders of record on February 25, 2013.  This increase follows 34 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