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Sherwin-Williams Boosts Dividend 7%

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Sherwin-Williams Boosts Dividend 7%11:50 EST Wednesday, February 15, 2012Begins 34th Consecutive Year of Increasing DividendsCLEVELAND, Feb. 15, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- 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.Investor Relations Contact:Bob WellsSenior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public AffairsSherwin-WilliamsDirect:  216.566.2244rjwells@sherwin.com Media Contact:Mike ConwayDirector, Corporate CommunicationsSherwin-WilliamsDirect:  216.515.4393Pager:  216.422.3751mike.conway@sherwin.com  SOURCE Sherwin-Williams Company