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RPM Acquires Leading Polymer Flooring Manufacturer

MEDINA, Ohio--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jul. 21, 2017-- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that it has acquired Key Resin Company, a manufacturer of polymer flooring and coating systems. It will operate as one of RPM’s Euclid Group of companies. Headquartered in Batavia, Ohio, Key Resin has annual net sales of approximately $25 million. Terms of the transaction, which is expected to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.

Key Resin manufactures and markets terrazzo and resinous flooring, wall coating systems, concrete repair materials and maintenance products for industrial, institutional and commercial applications. It sells directly to contractors and facility owners, enabling Key Resin to provide highly insightful and responsive customer service and technical support. The company primarily serves the North American market.

The Euclid Group is a world-leading manufacturer of specialty chemical products for the global construction and engineering industries. Its global product portfolio includes admixtures, concrete fibers, grouts, mortars, screeds, adhesives, concrete sealers, sealants, protective coatings, flooring systems and waterproofing membranes, among many other construction products.

“Key Resin fits right within our sweet spot for acquisitions. It’s a well-run, family-founded specialty coatings business that is a market leader,” stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and chief executive officer. “This transaction expands our Euclid Group’s flooring systems product offering and market share in North America, and positions it as a significant player in terrazzo flooring. Key Resin will continue to be run by Jeff Cain, a second-generation family leader of the business, and his strong management team.”

About RPM

RPM International Inc. owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services across three segments. RPM’s industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and other construction chemicals. Industrial companies include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Euclid Chemical and RPM Belgium Vandex. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Rust-Oleum, DAP, Zinsser, Varathane and Testors. RPM’s specialty products include industrial cleaners, colorants, exterior finishes, specialty OEM coatings, edible coatings, restoration services equipment and specialty glazes for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Specialty segment companies include Day-Glo, Dryvit, RPM Wood Finishes, Mantrose-Haeuser, Legend Brands, Kop-Coat and TCI. Additional details can be found at www.rpminc.com and by following RPM on Twitter at www.twitter.com/RPMintl.

For more information, contact Barry M. Slifstein, vice president – investor relations, at 330-273-5090 or bslifstein@rpminc.com.

This press release contains "forward-looking statements" relating to our business. These forward-looking statements, or other statements made by us, are made based on our expectations and beliefs concerning future events impacting us, and are subject to uncertainties and factors (including those specified below) which are difficult to predict and, in many instances, are beyond our control. As a result, our actual results could differ materially from those expressed in or implied by any such forward-looking statements. These uncertainties and factors include (a) global markets and general economic conditions, including uncertainties surrounding the volatility in financial markets, the availability of capital and the effect of changes in interest rates, and the viability of banks and other financial institutions; (b) the prices, supply and capacity of raw materials, including assorted pigments, resins, solvents and other natural gas- and oil-based materials; 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 liability reserves; 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, 2016, as the same may be updated from time to time. We do 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.

RPM International Inc.
Barry M. Slifstein, vice president – investor relations
330-273-5090
bslifstein@rpminc.com


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