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Sherwin-Williams Boosts Dividend

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Sherwin-Williams Boosts Dividend11:45 EST Wednesday, February 16, 20111.4% Increase Follows 32 Consecutive Years of Dividend IncreasesCLEVELAND, Feb. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) today announced an increase in their quarterly dividend from $0.36 per common share to $0.365 per common share, payable on March 11, 2011, to shareholders of record on February 25, 2011.  This increase follows 32 consecutive years of dividend increases. Contacts: Bob Wells Senior Vice President-Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Sherwin-Williams Direct:  216.566.2244 rjwells@sherwin.com Mike Conway Director Corporate Communications and Investor Relations Sherwin-Williams Direct:  216.515.4393 Pager:  216.422.3751 mike.conway@sherwin.comSOURCE The Sherwin-Williams CompanyFor further information: Bob Wells, Senior Vice President-Corporate Communications and Public Affairs, Sherwin-Williams, +1-216-566-2244, rjwells@sherwin.com, or Mike Conway, Director Corporate Communications and Investor Relations, Sherwin-Williams, +1-216-515-4393, or Pager, +1-216-422-3751, mike.conway@sherwin.com