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Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement, Other Events, Financial Statement

Item 1.01. Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement.

On November 9, 2012, The Sherwin-Williams Company ("Sherwin-Williams") and Sherwin-Williams (Caribbean) N.V., a wholly owned subsidiary of Sherwin-Williams, entered into a definitive Stock Purchase Agreement (the "Purchase Agreement") to purchase all of the issued and outstanding shares of Consorcio Comex, S.A. de C.V. and Conaxe, S. A. de C. V. (collectively, "Comex") from affiliates of the Achar family for an aggregate purchase price of approximately $2.34 billion in cash, including assumed debt.

Founded in 1952, Comex is a leader in the paint and coatings market in Mexico with headquarters in Mexico City.

The closing of the transaction is expected to occur in the first quarter of 2013 and is subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions, including the consent, waiver or authorization of the Federal Antitrust Commission of Mexico, the Competition Bureau of Canada, and the National Commission of Foreign Investments of Mexico, and the expiration or termination of any waiting period under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976.

Item 8.01. Other Events.

On November 12, 2012, Sherwin-Williams issued a press release announcing the signing of the Purchase Agreement. A copy of this press release is attached to this Report as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated herein by reference.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.

(d) Exhibits.

Exhibit No.        Exhibit Description

99                 Press Release of The Sherwin-Williams Company, dated November
                   12, 2012.

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