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RPM International Inc. Prices $200 Million of Senior Notes

MEDINA, Ohio, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced today the pricing of $200 million of 6.25% Senior Notes due 2013. The net proceeds of the offering of the Senior Notes will be used to repay in full the outstanding borrowings under the revolving credit facility and a portion of the outstanding balances under either or both the commercial paper and asset securitization programs.

The notes were offered to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A and to persons outside the United States under Regulation S. The notes were not registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the "Securities Act"), and, unless so registered, may not be offered or sold in the United States except pursuant to an exemption from, or in a transaction not subject to, the registration requirements of the Securities Act and applicable state securities laws. This press release shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the notes in any state in which such offer, solicitation, or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such state.

RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings serving both industrial and consumer markets. RPM's industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and specialty chemicals. 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. Industrial brands include Stonhard, Tremco, Carboline, Day-Glo, Euco and Dryvit. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane, Bondo and Testors.

For more information, contact: Glenn R. Hasman, vice president finance and communications for RPM at (330) 273-8820 or

SOURCE RPM International Inc. 12/04/2003

CONTACT: Glenn R. Hasman, vice president finance and communications of RPM, +1-330-273-8820, or

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