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The Sherwin-Williams Company was founded by Henry Sherwin and Edward Williams in 1866. Today, we are a global leader in the manufacture, development, distribution and sale of paint, coatings and related products to professional, industrial, commercial and retail customers.

The Company is comprised of four reportable segments: Paint Stores Group, Latin America Coatings Group, Consumer Group, Global Finishes Group, which together provide our customers innovative solutions to ensure their success, no matter where they work, or what surfaces they are coating.

Our Global Footprint

As a global leader in the development, manufacture and sale of paint, coatings and related products, Sherwin-Williams has an extensive retail presence throughout the Americas, and growing service capabilities in Europe and Asia/Pacific.

Paint Can 4,086

company-operated specialty pain stores in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean

90% Location

of the U.S. population lives within a 50-mile radius of a Sherwin-Williams store

To Our Shareholders

In many ways, 2015 was a successful year for Sherwin-Williams, and a historic one. Our continued focus on better serving a diverse and increasingly global professional customer base, expanding our distribution domestically and abroad, developing new and innovative products, managing expenses and working capital, generating cash, and continuing to invest in our people will enable us to grow and prosper in the year ahead.

5-years in a row

it was our fifth consecutive year of record sales and our fourth consecutive year of record earnings

$1.4 billion

cash generated from operations surpassed $1.4 billion

You received $1.3 billion

We returned nearly $1.3 billion in cash to shareholders through dividend payments and share repurchases.

Paint Stores Group

Sherwin-Williams Paint Stores are the exclusive outlets for Sherwin-Williams® branded paints, stains, supplies, equipment and floor covering in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean.

The Paint Stores Group accounted for 63.6% of our total sales.