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RPM's Euclid Chemical Company Acquires Increte Systems

MEDINA, Ohio, March 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced today that its wholly owned subsidiary, The Euclid Chemical Company of Cleveland, Ohio, has acquired Increte Systems of Odessa, Florida. With sales of approximately $15 million, Increte is the nation's leading manufacturer of decorative concrete systems that economically recreate the look of natural stone, wood, tile, brick and pavers using concrete. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed.

RPM's president and chief executive officer, Frank C. Sullivan, stated, "We are very excited to have acquired Increte's comprehensive decorative product line, along with its all-inclusive manufacturing processes and training capabilities. Increte has been exceedingly successful in establishing a leadership position in the decorative concrete industry. This acquisition provides the springboard to propel Euclid Chemical forward in this growing market segment."

The existing Increte management team will remain in place and the company will operate as a stand alone business unit of Euclid Chemical reporting to Moorman Scott, Euclid Chemical's executive vice president.

RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings and sealants serving both industrial and consumer markets. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and specialty chemicals. Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Day-Glo, Euco and Dryvit. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it- yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement, boat repair and maintenance, and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane, and Testors.

For more information, contact P. Kelly Tompkins, executive vice president and chief administrative officer, at 330-273-5090 or ktompkins@rpminc.com.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" relating to the business of the company. These forward-looking statements, or other statements made by the company, are made based on management's expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting the company and are subject to uncertainties and factors (including those specified below) which are difficult to predict and, in many instances, are beyond the control of the company. As a result, actual results of the company could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by any such forward-looking statements. These uncertainties and factors include (a) general economic conditions; (b) the prices and availability of raw materials, including assorted resins and solvents; packaging, including plastic containers; and transportation services, including fuel surcharges; (c) continued growth in demand for our products; (d) legal, environmental and litigation risks inherent in our construction and chemicals businesses and risks related to the adequacy of our insurance coverage for such matters; (e) the effect of changes in interest rates; (f) the effect of fluctuations in currency exchange rates upon our foreign operations; (g) the effect of non-currency risks of investing in and conducting operations in foreign countries, including those relating to domestic and international political, social, economic and regulatory factors; (h) risks and uncertainties associated with our ongoing acquisition and divestiture activities; (i) risks related to the adequacy of our contingent liabilities, including for existing and future asbestos-related claims; and (j) other risks detailed in our filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors set forth in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended May 31, 2007, as the same may be updated from time to time. RPM does not undertake any obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements to reflect future events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of this release.

SOURCE RPM International Inc.

CONTACT:
P. Kelly Tompkins
executive vice president and chief administrative officer of RPM International Inc.
+1-330-273-5090
ktompkins@rpminc.com


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