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Sherwin-Williams Declares Dividend; Richard K. Smucker Elected Lead Director

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Sherwin-Williams Declares Dividend; Richard K. Smucker Elected Lead Director11:51 EDT Wednesday, April 20, 2011CLEVELAND, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) today announced a regular quarterly dividend of $0.365 per common share, payable on June 3, 2011, to shareholders of record on May 20, 2011. In addition, the Board of Directors elected Richard K. Smucker to the newly-created position of Lead Director, effective today, to enhance the Company's corporate governance.  Mr. Smucker is Executive Chairman and Co-Chief Executive Officer of The J.M. Smucker Company.  He has served on the Company's board since 1991 and currently is a member of the Compensation and Management Development Committee and the Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.Contacts:Bob WellsSenior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public AffairsSherwin-WilliamsDirect:  216.566.2244rjwells@sherwin.comMike ConwayDirector, Corporate Communications and Investor RelationsSherwin-WilliamsDirect:  216.515.4393Pager:  216.422.3751mike.conway@sherwin.comSOURCE The Sherwin-Williams Company