Form 8-K



Washington, D.C. 20549





Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  January 31, 2019

The Sherwin-Williams Company

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)


Ohio   1-04851   34-0526850
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)


File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


101 West Prospect Avenue

Cleveland, Ohio



(Zip Code)


(Address of Principal

Executive Offices)


(216) 566-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


(Former Name or Former Address, if Changed Since Last Report)

Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the registrant under any of the following provisions:



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Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).

Emerging growth company  ☐

If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.  ☐

Item 2.02.

Results of Operations and Financial Condition.

On January 31, 2019, The Sherwin-Williams Company issued a press release announcing its financial results for the for the fourth quarter and year ended December 31, 2018 and certain other information. A copy of this press release is furnished with this Report as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(d)    Exhibits.


The following Exhibit is furnished with this Report:


Exhibit No.


Exhibit Description

99   Press Release of The Sherwin-Williams Company, dated January 31, 2019.


Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this Report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




January 31, 2019




    /s/ Mary L. Garceau


Mary L. Garceau


Senior Vice President, General Counsel


and Secretary