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ARBORCOAT Secures Top Spot with 79 Overall Ranking

MONTVALE, NJ - July 2014 - Benjamin Moore, North America's favorite paint, color and coatings brand, ranked the top solid stain in the June 2014 Consumer Reports tests of house and deck stains with its ARBORCOAT Premium Exterior Stain.

Offered in several finishes designed to enhance the appearance of a deck or wood surface, ARBORCOAT earned the #1 ranking in the solid stains category for its outstanding appearance over a three-year span, as well as resistance to cracking and color change. ARBORCOAT also earned high marks in the semi-transparent stain and clear sealers categories.

"Earlier this year Benjamin Moore ranked highest in interior paint by J.D. Power for the fourth year in a row," said Mike Searles, President & CEO of Benjamin Moore & Co. "Our Research & Development team is continuing to be hard at work innovating, improving and testing our suite of products to offer best in class coatings to our customers."

ARBORCOAT stains endured three years of vigorous outdoor weather conducted by Consumer Reports, proving Benjamin Moore is committed to delivering the highest quality of colors and paint. The full report on house and deck stains, which includes comprehensive buying advice and reviews of products, is featured in the June 2014 issue of Consumer Reports and online at www.ConsumerReports.org.

Check out a new video of the making of the "World's Largest Wooden Yo-Yo" that shows how ARBORCOAT can make your wood surface both feel and look young again. Visit BenjaminMoore.com to learn more about ARBORCOAT and locate your local retailer.

About Benjamin Moore & Co.
Benjamin Moore & Co., a Berkshire Hathaway company, was founded in 1883. One of North America's leading manufacturers of premium quality residential, commercial and industrial maintenance coatings, Benjamin Moore maintains a relentless commitment to sustainable manufacturing practices and continues to develop the most eco-responsible formulations possible. In 2012, the company's Natura® paint received the Green Good Housekeeping Seal, acknowledging its high degree of sustainability plus rigorously tested performance. Other superior products in the Benjamin Moore Green Promise® portfolio include Aura®, Regal® Select, ben® and Ultra Spec® 500 paint for commercial interiors — all built upon our patented Gennex® platform that has changed the industry and earned the passion and loyalty of homeowners and professional painters by delivering extremely low-VOC and peerless beauty and performance. J.D. Power and Associates 2014 Interior Paint Satisfaction Study ranked Benjamin Moore highest in consumer satisfaction, marking the fourth consecutive year and fifth time the company has earned this rating. Benjamin Moore paints deliver authentic Benjamin Moore colors and are available exclusively from Benjamin Moore's network of paint and decorating dealers.

CONTACT:
Kelly Sinatra
201.949.6290
kelly.sinatra@benjaminmoore.com

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