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Sherwin Williams Co – ‘8-K’ for 3/3/21

On:  Wednesday, 3/3/21, at 4:05pm ET   ·   For:  3/3/21   ·   Accession #:  1193125-21-67572   ·   File #:  1-04851

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Current Report   —   Form 8-K   —   Sect. 13 / 15(d) – SEA’34
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 i SHERWIN WILLIAMS CO  i false  i 0000089800  i --12-31 0000089800 2021-03-03 2021-03-03





Washington, D.C. 20549



FORM  i 8-K




Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported):  i March 3, 2021



The Sherwin-Williams Company

(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)




 i Ohio    i 1-04851    i 34-0526850

(State or Other Jurisdiction

of Incorporation)



File Number)


(IRS Employer

Identification No.)


 i 101 West Prospect Avenue

 i Cleveland,  i Ohio

   i 44115

(Address of Principal

Executive Offices)

  (Zip Code)

 i (216)  i 566-2000

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)



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:



Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)



Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)



Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))



Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))

Securities registered pursuant to Section 12(b) of the Act:


Title of each class





Name of each exchange

on which registered

 i Common Stock, par value $1.00 per share    i SHW    i New York Stock Exchange

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    i 

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 5.03.

Amendments to Articles of Incorporation or Bylaws; Change in Fiscal Year.

As previously disclosed, the Board of Directors (the “Board”) of The Sherwin-Williams Company (“Sherwin-Williams”) has approved and declared a three-for-one stock split in the form of a stock dividend of two additional common shares for each then-held common share to be distributed after close of trading on March 31, 2021 to shareholders of record at the close of business on March 23, 2021 (the “Stock Split”).

On March 3, 2021, in connection with the Stock Split, Sherwin-Williams, with the prior approval of the Board, filed an amendment (the “Amendment”) to its Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation with the Secretary of State for the State of Ohio. The Amendment, which became effective upon filing: (1) proportionately increased the authorized number of common shares from 300,000,000 to 900,000,000; and (2) proportionately decreased the par value of the issued and unissued common shares from $1.00 per share to $0.33-1/3 per share.

The foregoing description of the Amendment is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the Amendment, a copy of which is filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K as Exhibit 3.1 and is incorporated herein by reference.


Item 9.01.

Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed with this Current Report on Form 8-K:




Exhibit Description

3.1    Amendment to the Amended and Restated Articles of Incorporation of The Sherwin-Williams Company, as amended through February 18, 2015, filed with the Secretary of State for the State of Ohio on March 3, 2021
104    Cover Page Interactive Data File (embedded within the Inline XBRL document)


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.


Date: March 3, 2021     By:  

/s/ Stephen J. Perisutti

    Name:   Stephen J. Perisutti

Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and

Assistant Secretary

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