Sherwin-Williams Declares Dividend of $0.365 per Common Share; Board Approves 20 Million Share Stock Repurchase Authorization

CLEVELAND, Oct. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.365 per common share, payable on December 2, 2011, to shareholders of record on November 18, 2011.

In addition, the Board of Directors authorized the Company to purchase an additional 20 million shares of the Company's common stock for treasury. The purchases will be made from time to time for general corporate purposes.


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SOURCE The Sherwin-Williams Company

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