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RPM's Tremco and Dryvit Units to Address High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition

- Will Focus on How Today's Building Envelope Technology Can Reduce by 40% the Greenhouse Gas Emissions Related to Heating and Cooling Buildings

MEDINA, Ohio, Oct. 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM), a worldwide specialty coatings and building materials and services holding company, today announced that executives from its Tremco sealants and Dryvit exterior insulation and finish systems businesses will address the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition at a briefing on Wednesday, October 28, 2009 at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, DC.

Tony Stall, vice president, marketing and sustainability for Dryvit Systems, and Michael Schmeida, manager of sustainable programs for Tremco Commercial Sealants and Waterproofing, will focus on how an efficient building envelope can reduce structures' energy consumption by up to 40 percent utilizing technology available today. The building envelope includes roof, walls, windows, foundation and transitions between these components where air and moisture can pass. The executives will also discuss provisions in developing energy legislation that will ensure that the building envelope is seen as a tool to address energy efficiency.

The program will be moderated by Doug Read, director of government affairs for ASHRAE, the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers. Other speakers will include Rep. Judy Biggert (R-IL) and Rep. Russ Carnahan (D-MO), co-chairs of the High-Performance Building Congressional Caucus Coalition, and Marc LaFrance, technology development manager for the Department of Energy. James C. Benney, CAE, of the National Fenestration Rating Council, will discuss measuring and verifying the energy efficiency of building components, while Achilles N. Karagiozis, of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, will cover future objectives for building envelope technologies.

About RPM

RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services 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. Additional details about RPM are available at www.rpminc.com. More information about the company's high-performance building solutions may be found at www.RPMhpbs.com.

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

P. Kelly Tompkins, executive vice president - administration and chief financial officer, RPM International Inc., +1-330-273-5090, ktompkins@rpminc.com


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