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Form 8-K for SHERWIN WILLIAMS CO


14-Nov-2012

Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Creation of a Direct Financial Ob


Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On November 14, 2012, The Sherwin-Williams Company ("Sherwin-Williams") entered into (a) a Three Year Credit Agreement (the "Credit Agreement") with Citicorp USA, Inc., as administrative agent and issuing bank, and the Lenders party thereto, and (b) an Agreement for Letter of Credit (the "LC Agreement") with Citibank, N.A. ("Citibank"). Under the Credit Agreement, Sherwin-Williams has the right to borrow and to obtain the issuance, renewal, extension and increase of a letter of credit (the "Security Letter of Credit") up to an aggregate availability of $50 million. The Security Letter of Credit will serve as security for any letters of credit that may be issued under the LC Agreement. Under the LC Agreement, Sherwin-Williams may request Citibank to issue letters of credit up to the aggregate maximum amount of the Security Letter of Credit.

No borrowings have been made, and no Security Letter of Credit has been issued, under the Credit Agreement, and no letters of credit have been issued under the LC Agreement.

Certain of the lenders, as well as certain of their respective affiliates, have performed and may in the future perform for Sherwin-Williams and its subsidiaries, various commercial banking, investment banking, lending, underwriting, trust services, financial advisory and other financial services, for which they have received and may in the future receive customary fees and expenses.

The foregoing descriptions of the Credit Agreement and the LC Agreement do not purport to be complete and are qualified in their entirety by reference to the full text of the Credit Agreement and the LC Agreement, copies of which are filed as Exhibits 4.1 and 4.2, respectively, to this Current Report on Form 8-K and are incorporated herein by reference.



Item 2.03. Creation of a Direct Financial Obligation or an Obligation under an Off-Balance Sheet Arrangement of a Registrant.

The information described in Item 1.01 above relating to the Credit Agreement and the LC Agreement are incorporated herein by reference into this Item 2.03. As of the date of this report, Sherwin-Williams had no outstanding borrowing under the Credit Agreement and no letters of credit have been issued under the LC Agreement.




Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

The following exhibits are filed with this report:

Exhibit No.      Exhibit Description

    4.1          Three Year Credit Agreement, dated as of November 14, 2012, by and
                 among The Sherwin-Williams Company, Citicorp USA, Inc., as
                 administrative agent and issuing bank, and the Lenders party
                 thereto.

    4.2          Agreement for Letter of Credit, dated as of November 14, 2012, by
                 and between The Sherwin-Williams Company and Citibank, N.A.

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