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Sherwin-Williams Company – ‘8-K’ for 4/21/21

On:  Monday, 4/26/21, at 8:13am ET   ·   For:  4/21/21   ·   Accession #:  1193125-21-130392   ·   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 0000089800 2021-04-21 2021-04-21





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 April 21, 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 $0.33-1/3 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 5.07.

Submission of Matters to a Vote of Security Holders.

On April 21, 2021, The Sherwin-Williams Company (“Sherwin-Williams”) held its Annual Meeting of Shareholders (“Annual Meeting”). The final voting results for the proposals submitted for a vote of shareholders at the Annual Meeting are set forth below. Sherwin-Williams completed a three-for-one stock split on March 31, 2021 (the “Stock Split”). The final voting results reflect the pre-Stock Split shares because the record date for the Annual Meeting, February 23, 2021, preceded the Stock Split.

Proposal 1. The shareholders elected the following 10 nominees as directors of Sherwin-Williams to serve until the next Annual Meeting and until their successors are elected. The voting results for the 10 nominees are as follows:



   For      Against      Abstentions      Broker Non-Votes  

Kerrii B. Anderson

     71,015,633        1,448,691        350,283        6,291,458  

Arthur F. Anton

     65,721,584        6,732,794        360,229        6,291,458  

Jeff M. Fettig

     69,909,679        2,549,918        355,010        6,291,458  

Richard J. Kramer

     69,452,479        2,547,930        814,198        6,291,458  

John G. Morikis

     68,936,792        3,444,919        432,896        6,291,458  

Christine A. Poon

     60,788,053        11,665,003        361,551        6,291,458  

Aaron M. Powell

     72,078,721        364,679        371,207        6,291,458  

Michael H. Thaman

     71,828,009        590,882        395,716        6,291,458  

Matthew Thornton III

     71,229,878        1,231,021        353,708        6,291,458  

Steven H. Wunning

     71,980,146        476,982        357,479        6,291,458  

Proposal 2. The shareholders approved, on an advisory basis, the compensation of the named executives. The voting results are as follows:


For     Against     Abstentions     Broker Non-Votes  
  67,569,259       4,676,127       569,221       6,291,458  

Proposal 3. The shareholders approved the ratification of the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as Sherwin-Williams’ independent registered public accounting firm for 2021. The voting results are as follows:


For     Against     Abstentions     Broker Non-Votes  
  76,130,631       2,608,019       367,415       0  


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.


April 26, 2021     By:  

/s/ Stephen J. Perisutti

    Name:   Stephen J. Perisutti
    Title:   Vice President, Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Secretary

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