UNITED STATES

SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION

Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 14A

PROXY STATEMENT PURSUANT TO SECTION 14(a) OF THE SECURITIES

EXCHANGE ACT OF 1934

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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on April 22, 2020

 

             
          

 

THE SHERWIN-WILLIAMS COMPANY        

 

 

    

Meeting Information

 

Meeting Type: Annual Meeting

For holders as of: February 27, 2020

Date: April 22, 2020             Time: 9:00 AM EDT

 

Location: Landmark Conference Center

 

 927 Midland Building

 

 101 West Prospect Avenue

 

 Cleveland, Ohio 44115

 

   
            
      

 

You are receiving this communication because you hold shares
in The Sherwin-Williams Company.

 

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shares. This communication presents only an overview of the
more complete proxy materials that are available to you on the
Internet. You may view the proxy materials online at
www.proxyvote.com or easily request a paper copy (see reverse
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— Before You Vote —

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1. Annual Report         2. Notice & Proxy Statement

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  Voting items        
 

 

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposal(s):

 

1.  Election of 10 directors

 

Nominees

 

1A  Kerrii B. Anderson

 

1B   Arthur F. Anton

 

1C   Jeff M. Fettig

 

1D  Richard J. Kramer

 

1E   Susan J. Kropf

 

1F   John G. Morikis

 

1G  Christine A. Poon

 

1H  Michael H. Thaman

 

1I  Matthew Thornton III

 

1J  Steven H. Wunning

    

The Board of Directors recommends you vote FOR the following proposals:

 

2.  Advisory approval of the compensation of the named executives

 

3.  Ratification of Ernst & Young LLP as our independent registered public accounting firm

  
  
         
         

 

 

 

 

NOTE: Such other business as may properly come before the meeting or any  adjournment thereof.                        

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