The Sherwin-Williams (SHW)

Q4 2010 Earnings Call

January 25, 2011 11:00 am ET


Robert Wells - Senior Vice President of Corporate Communications & Public Affairs

Sean Hennessy - Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President of Finance

Christopher Connor - Chairman and Chief Executive Officer


Gregory Melich - ISI Group Inc.

Stephen East - Ticonderoga Securities LLC

Deandis McGill

Brian Maguire

Andrew Dunn

Donald Carson - Susquehanna Financial Group, LLLP

Jeffrey Zekauskas - JP Morgan Chase & Co

Dennis McGill - Zelman & Associates

John Roberts - Buckingham Research Associations

Kevin McCarthy

Eric Bosshard - Cleveland Research

Dmitry Silversteyn - Longbow Research LLC

P.J. Juvekar - Citigroup Inc

Charles Cerankosky - Northcoast Research



Good morning. Thank you for joining the Sherwin-Williams Company as we review our full quarter and full year 2010 results and expectations for 2011. With us on today's call are Chris Connor, Chairman and CEO; Sean Hennessy, Senior Vice President Finance and CFO; Al Mistysyn, Vice President, Corporate Controller; and Bob Wells, Senior Vice President, Corporate Communications. This conference call is being webcast simultaneously in listen-only mode via Vcall via the Internet at An archived replay of this webcast will be available at beginning approximately two hours after this conference call ends and will be available until Tuesday, February 15, 2011, at 5 p.m. Eastern Time.

This conference call will include certain forward-looking statements as defined under U.S. federal securities laws with respect to sales, earnings and other matters. Any forward-looking statement speaks only as of the date on which such statement is made, and the company undertakes no obligation to update or revise any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. A full declaration regarding forward-looking statements is provided in the company's earnings release transmitted earlier this morning. After the review of our fourth quarter and full year results and 2011 expectations, we will open this session to questions. I will now turn the call over to Bob Wells.

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