Sherwin-Williams Company 8-K 2010
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): January 8, 2010
The Sherwin-Williams Company
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Charter)
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On January 8, 2010, The Sherwin-Williams Company (Sherwin-Williams) entered into a new three-year $500 million Credit Agreement (the New Credit Agreement) with a syndicate of lenders, including JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A. and Citibank, N.A., as co-documentation agents, Bank of America, N.A., as administrative agent, and Wells Fargo Bank, N.A., as syndication agent. The New Credit Agreement provides that Sherwin-Williams may increase the size of the facility, subject to the discretion of each lender to participate in such increase, up to an aggregate amount of $750 million. The New Credit Agreement will mature on January 8, 2013 and provides Sherwin-Williams with the right to request that the lenders extend the maturity date for two additional periods of one year each. The New Credit Agreement may be used for general corporate purposes, including to finance working capital requirements and to support commercial paper borrowings.
The New Credit Agreement replaces Sherwin-Williams $845 million Five-Year Competitive Advance and Revolving Credit Facility Agreement, dated as of July 19, 2004, as amended and restated as of July 20, 2005 and further amended and restated as of December 8, 2005 (the Prior Credit Agreement), among Sherwin-Williams, the lenders party thereto and JPMorgan Chase Bank, N.A., as administrative agent, as amended. The Prior Credit Agreement was terminated effective January 8, 2010 and was scheduled to expire on July 20, 2010.
The New Credit Agreement contains representations, warranties, covenants and events of default substantially the same as those contained in the Prior Credit 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, 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 description of the New Credit Agreement does not purport to be complete and is qualified in its entirety by reference to the full text of the New Credit Agreement, which is filed as Exhibit 4.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K and is incorporated herein by reference.
Effective January 8, 2010, the Prior Credit Agreement was terminated, and such facility had no outstanding borrowings at the time of its termination.
The information described in Item 1.01 above relating to the New Credit Agreement is incorporated herein by reference into this Item 2.03. As of the date of this report, Sherwin-Williams had no outstanding borrowings under the New Credit Agreement.
The following exhibit is 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.