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101 West Prospect Avenue

Cleveland, OH 44115

United States

Phone: 216-566-2000

Fax: 216-566-3310

The Sherwin-Williams Company engages in the development, manufacture, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers primarily in North and South America with additional operations in the Caribbean region, Europe and Asia. Segments The company operates through four segments: Paint Stores Group, Consumer Group, Global Finishes Group, and Latin America Coatings Group. Paint Stores Group This segment consisted of 4,086 company-operated specialty paint stores in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands, Trinidad and Tobago, St. Maarten, Jamaica, Curacao, Aruba and St. Lucia as of December 31, 2015. Each store in this segment engages in the related business activity of selling paint, coatings and related products to end-use customers. The Paint Stores Group markets and sells Sherwin-Williams branded architectural paint and coatings, protective and marine products, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) product finishes and related items. These products are produced by manufacturing facilities in the Consumer Group. In addition, each store sells select purchased associated products. Consumer Group This segment develops, manufactures and distributes various paint, coatings and related products to third party customers primarily in the United States and Canada, and the Paint Stores Group. Approximately 63 percent of the total sales of the Consumer Group in 2015 were intersegment transfers of products primarily sold through the Paint Stores Group. Sales and marketing of certain controlled brand and private labeled products are performed by a direct sales staff. The products distributed through third party customers are intended for resale to the end-user of the product. Global Finishes Group This segment develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes and sells various protective and marine products, automotive finishes and refinish products, OEM product finishes and related products in North and South America, Europe and Asia. This segment meets the demands of its customers for a worldwide product development, manufacturing and distribution presence and approach to doing business. This segment licenses certain technology and trade names worldwide. Sherwin-Williams and other controlled brand products are distributed through the Paint Stores Group and this segment’s 296 company-operated branches and by a direct sales staff and outside sales representatives to retailers, dealers, jobbers, licensees and other third party distributors. As of December 31, 2015, the Global Finishes Group consisted of operations in the United States, subsidiaries in 35 foreign countries and income from licensing agreements in 15 foreign countries. Latin America Coatings Group This segment develops, licenses, manufactures, distributes, and sells various architectural paint and coatings, protective and marine products, OEM product finishes and related products in North and South America. This segment meets the demands of its customers for consistent regional product development, manufacturing and distribution presence and approach to doing business. Sherwin-Williams and other controlled brand products are distributed through this segment’s 291 company-operated stores and by a direct sales staff and outside sales representatives to retailers, dealers, licensees and other third party distributors. As of December 31, 2015, the Latin America Coatings Group consisted of operations from subsidiaries in nine foreign countries, four foreign joint ventures and income from licensing agreements in seven foreign countries. Seasonality The majority of the sales for the company’s segments traditionally occur during the second and third quarters (year ended December 2015). Trademarks and Trade Names Paint Stores Group: This segment’s major trademarks and trade names include Sherwin-Williams, ProMar, SuperPaint, A-100, Duron, MAB, PrepRite, Duration, Duration Home, ProGreen, Harmony, ProClassic, Woodscapes, Deckscapes, Cashmere, HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams, Emerald, Duracraft, Solo, ProIndustrial, ProPark, Frazee, Parker Paints, Kwal, Color Wheel and General Paint. Consumer Group: This segment’s major trademarks and trade names include Dutch Boy, Krylon, Minwax, Thompson’s WaterSeal, Pratt & Lambert, Martin Senour, H&C, White Lightning, Dupli-Color, Rubberset, Purdy, Bestt Liebco, Accurate Dispersions, Uniflex, VHT, Kool Seal, Snow Roof, Altax, Tri-Flow, Sprayon, Ronseal, DuraSeal, Geocel, Conco, Duckback, Superdeck, Mason's Select and HGTV HOME by Sherwin-Williams. Global Finishes Group: This segment’s major trademarks and trade names include Sherwin-Williams, Lazzuril, Excelo, Baco, Planet Color, AWX Performance Plus, Ultra, Ultra-Cure, Martin Senour, Kem Aqua, Sher-Wood, Powdura, Polane, Euronavy, Inchem, Sayerlack, AcromaPro, Firetex, Macropoxy, Oece, Arti, Acrolon, Sher-Nar, PermaClad, Heat-Flex, Magnalux, ATX, Genesis, Dimension, Finish 1, Lanet, DFL, Conely, Envirolastic and Fastline. Latin America Coatings Group: This segment’s major trademarks and trade names include Sherwin-Williams, Marson, Metalatex, Novacor, Loxon, Colorgin, Andina, Napko, Martin Senour, Sumare, Condor, Krylon, Kem Tone, Minwax and Pratt & Lambert. History The Sherwin-Williams Company was founded in 1866. The company was incorporated in Ohio in 1884.

 

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