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Important Notice Regarding the Availability of Proxy Materials for the

Shareholder Meeting to Be Held on April 22, 2020








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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     Proxy Materials Available to VIEW or RECEIVE:            

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




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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