Sherwin-Williams Company 8-K 2009
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): October 16, 2009
The Sherwin-Williams Company
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
On October 16, 2009, the Board of Directors of The Sherwin-Williams Company increased the size of the Board from ten to eleven members and elected Thomas G. Kadien to fill the resulting vacancy. Mr. Kadien, 53, is Senior Vice President of International Paper Company and President of xpedx, International Papers distribution business. In addition, Mr. Kadien was appointed to the Audit Committee of the Board. A copy of the press release of Sherwin-Williams announcing Mr. Kadiens election is attached as Exhibit 99 and is incorporated herein by reference.
The Board has determined that Mr. Kadien is independent under the New York Stock Exchange listing standards and Sherwin-Williams Director Independence Standards. There is no arrangement or understanding between Mr. Kadien and any other persons pursuant to which Mr. Kadien was selected as a director, and there are no related party transactions involving Mr. Kadien that are reportable under Item 404(a) of Regulation S-K.
Mr. Kadien received a grant of 1,483 shares of restricted stock under The Sherwin-Williams Company 2006 Stock Plan for Nonemployee Directors. The shares of restricted stock will vest in annual increments of one-third of the shares granted over a period of three years. Mr. Kadien will receive additional compensation pursuant to Sherwin-Williams director compensation program for nonemployee directors, which is described on pages 11 and 12 of Sherwin-Williams Proxy Statement for its Annual Meeting of Shareholders held on April 15, 2009.
Sherwin-Williams entered into an Indemnity Agreement with Mr. Kadien in the same form that Sherwin-Williams has entered into with its other directors and officers. The Form of the Indemnity Agreement was filed as Exhibit 10(a) to Sherwin-Williams Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended December 31, 1997 and is incorporated herein by reference. The Indemnity Agreement supplements the indemnification coverage afforded by Sherwin-Williams Regulations and Ohio law.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
The following exhibits are filed with this report:
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.