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RPM International Inc. Announces $250 Million Note Offering

MEDINA, Ohio, Feb. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that it agreed to sell $250,000,000 aggregate principal amount of its 6.50% Notes due 2018 (the "Notes") pursuant to the provisions of an Underwriting Agreement dated February 14, 2008, among RPM and Banc of America Securities LLC, Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC, and Goldman, Sachs & Co., as Representatives of the Underwriters. The sale of the Notes is expected to close on February 20, 2008.

RPM intends to use the net proceeds from the offering of the Notes to repay, redeem or refinance $100 million in principal amount of RPM's unsecured senior notes due March 1, 2008, $125 million in principal amount outstanding under RPM's accounts receivable securitization program, and $19 million in principal amount of short-term borrowings outstanding under RPM's revolving credit facility.

The offering of the Notes was registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and is being made pursuant to RPM's Registration Statement on Form S-3 filed by RPM with the Securities and Exchange Commission on February 14, 2008.

The Notes will be offered pursuant to an effective registration statement filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell, nor the solicitation of an offer to buy, any of the securities, nor shall there be any sale of these securities, in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would is not permitted. A prospectus relating to the offering may be obtained from any of the following: Banc of America Securities LLC at 1-800-294-1322 or; Wachovia Capital Markets, LLC at 1-800-326-5897; and Goldman, Sachs & Co., Prospectus Department, 85 Broad Street, New York, New York 10004, fax: 212-902-9316 or email at

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, automotive and 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

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, 1-330-273-5090,
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