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RPM International Inc. Announces Pricing of $150 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes Offered by its RPM United Kingdom G.P. Subsidiary

MEDINA, Ohio, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced today the pricing of $150 million of 6.7 percent Senior Unsecured Notes due 2015 of its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, RPM United Kingdom G.P. RPM International Inc. will fully and unconditionally guarantee the payment obligations under the Senior Unsecured Notes. The net proceeds of the offering of the Senior Unsecured Notes will be used by RPM United Kingdom G.P. for refinancing $138 million of revolving credit facility borrowings associated with the August 31, 2005 acquisition of illbruck Sealant Systems and for other general corporate purposes. Concurrent with the issuance of the Senior Unsecured Notes, RPM United Kingdom G.P. entered into a cross currency swap, which will fix the interest and principal payments in euros for the life of the Senior Unsecured Notes and result in an effective euro fixed rate borrowing of 5.31 percent.

The Senior Unsecured Notes were offered to qualified institutional buyers under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933. The Notes have not been and will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or any state securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, except pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities Act of 1933 and applicable state securities laws. This press release does not constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall there be any sale of the Senior Unsecured Notes in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

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, Bondo and Testors.

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

SOURCE RPM International Inc.

CONTACT: Glenn R. Hasman, vice president - finance and communications of
RPM International Inc., 330-273-8820
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