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Comparison of 5-Year Return

Set forth below is a line graph comparing the yearly percentage change in the Company's cumulative total shareholder return for the last five years to that of the Standard & Poor's 500 Index (an index made up of 500 companies including Stanley Black & Decker) and the Peer Group. The Peer Group is a group of eight companies that serve the same markets the Company serves and many of which compete with one or more of the Company's product lines. Total return assumes reinvestment of dividends.

Comparison of 5-Year Cumulative Total Return (IN MILLIONS)

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THE POINTS IN THE ABOVE TABLE
ARE AS FOLLOWS
2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
image descriptionStanley Black & Decker $100.00 $75.52 $113.54 $150.77 $156.31 $170.80
image descriptionS&P 500 100.00 63.00 79.67 91.67 93.61 108.60
image descriptionPeer Group 100.00 65.99 85.55 108.40 99.80 148.46

Assumes $100 invested on January 1, 2008, in the Company's common stock, S&P 500 Index and the Peer Group. The Peer Group consists of the following eight companies: Cooper Industries, Inc. (acquired by Eaton Corporation plc in November 2012), Danaher Corporation, Illinois Tool Works, Inc., Ingersoll-Rand Company, Masco Corporation, Newell Rubbermaid, Inc., Snap-On Incorporated and The Sherwin-Williams Company. Prior to 2010, the Company included The Black & Decker Corporation in its Peer Group. Due to the merger on March 12, 2010, the results of The Black & Decker Corporation are now included in the Company's consolidated results. As a matter of consistency, the total returns of The Black & Decker Corporation have been excluded from all prior years.