Oct. 18, 2012
/PRNewswire/ -- The Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE: SHW) today announced a regular quarterly dividend of
per common share, payable on
November 30, 2012
, to shareholders of record on
November 16, 2012
In addition, the Board of Directors voted today to submit a proposal to shareholders to adopt a majority voting standard for the election of directors at Sherwin-Williams' 2013 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Shareholders will be asked to vote on an amendment to Sherwin-Williams' Amended Articles of Incorporation that would implement a majority voting standard for uncontested elections of directors in place of plurality voting. A plurality voting standard would continue to apply in contested elections of directors.
If Sherwin-Williams' shareholders approve the proposal, the Board would also amend its Corporate Governance Guidelines to conform its director resignation policy to the majority voting standard so that a holdover incumbent director who did not receive the requisite majority vote would be required to tender his or her resignation to the Board.
Investor Relations Contact:
Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications and Public AffairsSherwin-WilliamsDirect: 216.566.2244
Director, Corporate CommunicationsSherwin-WilliamsDirect: 216.515.4393Pager: 216.422.3751
SOURCE The Sherwin-Williams Company