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Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

Sherwin-Williams Company (The) (SHW)

3/10/2006 Proxy Information

In making its independence determination for Mr. Mixon, the Board of Directors reviewed Sherwin-WilliamsÕ purchases of products of Accuspray Application Technologies, Inc. During 2004, Sherwin-Williams paid approximately $148,000 for Accuspray products purchased by Sherwin-Williams. Mr. Mixon was a minority shareholder of Accuspray during 2004, but sold his entire interest in Accuspray during early 2005 thereby terminating the relationship.

3/10/2005 Proxy Information

Mr. Scaminace is President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Sherwin-Williams. Mr. ScaminaceÕs brother, Charles Scaminace, is an employee of Sherwin-WilliamsÕ Paint Stores Group. Charles Scaminace earned an aggregate compensation of $142,635 during 2004 and participated in Sherwin-WilliamsÕ employee benefit plans and programs generally made available to employees of a similar responsibility level. Mr. John G. Breen is the uncle of the wife of Mr. Scaminace.

Mr. Breen is a director of Sherwin-Williams. Mr. BreenÕs son, James Breen, is a principal of a commercial real estate company that leased office space from Sherwin-Williams for which it paid market rent of $69,165 during 2004.

In making its independence determination for Mr. Mixon, the Board of Directors reviewed Sherwin-WilliamsÕ purchases of products of Accuspray Application Technologies, Inc. During 2004, Sherwin-Williams paid approximately $148,000 for Accuspray products purchased by Sherwin-Williams. Mr. Mixon was a minority shareholder of Accuspray during 2004, but sold his entire interest in Accuspray during early 2005 thereby terminating the relationship.

3/11/2004 Proxy Information

During 2003, Sherwin-Williams paid $131,951 to Accuspray for products purchased by Sherwin-Williams. Mr. Mixon is a minority shareholder of Accuspray. Sherwin-Williams expects to make purchases from Accuspray in 2004. Based upon these facts, the Board of Directors determined that this relationship is not material and does not affect Mr. MixonÕs independence.

Mr. Scaminace is President and Chief Operating Officer and a director of Sherwin-Williams. Mr. ScaminaceÕs brother, Charles Scaminace, is an employee of Sherwin-WilliamsÕ Paint Stores Group and earned an aggregate compensation of $133,696 during 2003.

Mr. Breen is a director of Sherwin-Williams. Mr. BreenÕs son, James Breen, is a principal of a commercial real estate company to which Sherwin-Williams paid normal and customary real estate commissions of $55,647 during 2003 in connection with Sherwin-WilliamsÕ leasing of real estate to unaffiliated third parties. The commercial real estate company also leased office space from Sherwin-Williams for which it paid market rent of $39,130 during 2003.

Mr. Breen retired as Chairman of Sherwin-Williams in April 2000. Following his retirement, Mr. Breen remained as a director for which he receives compensation in an amount equal to the compensation received by the other nonemployee directors. He also entered into a consulting agreement with Sherwin-Williams. Under the agreement, Mr. Breen agreed to perform business and community-related consulting services which enhance the reputation and further the interests of Sherwin-Williams. The agreement has a term ending on December 31, 2004. As compensation for the consulting services, Mr. Breen received a fee of $167,700 in 2003 and will receive a fee of $184,500 for 2004. In the event of a change of control of Sherwin-Williams or Mr. BreenÕs death prior to the end of the term, any unpaid fees with respect to the remaining period of the term will be immediately due and payable. Mr. Breen also receives a cellular telephone and maintenance of a home security system. Mr. Breen is reimbursed for all air fare expenses associated with his performance of consulting services, but he is responsible for all other associated expenses.

3/13/2003 Proxy Information

Mr. Breen is the uncle of the wife of Mr. Scaminace.

During 2002, Sherwin-Williams paid $132,822 to Accuspray, Inc. for products purchased by Sherwin-Williams. Mr. Mixon, a director of Sherwin-Williams, was a minority shareholder of Accuspray. Sherwin-Williams expects to make purchases from Accuspray Application Technologies, Inc. in 2003. Mr. Mixon is a minority shareholder of Accuspray Application Technologies.

Mr. ScaminaceÕs brother, Charles Scaminace, is an employee of Sherwin-WilliamsÕ Paint Stores Group and earned an aggregate compensation of $129,041 during 2002.

Mr. BreenÕs son, James Breen, is a principal of a commercial real estate company to which Sherwin-Williams paid normal and customary real estate commissions of $97,938 during 2002 in connection with Sherwin-WilliamsÕ leasing of real estate to unaffiliated third parties.