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RPM's DAP Acquires Patch and Repair Product Line

Acquisition From Custom Building Products Strengthens DAP's Market Leadership

MEDINA, Ohio, Feb. 13 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced today that its DAP Inc. ("DAP") subsidiary has acquired Custom Building Products' ("Custom") line of ready-to-use (pre-mix) patch and repair products. The acquisition is expected to be accretive to RPM earnings within one year. Terms were not disclosed.

Custom is based in Seal Beach, CA, and has a 40-year history as a producer of industry-leading tile and stone installation products. Custom's major patch and repair brands acquired by DAP include Patch-N-Paint(R) Lightweight Spackling, All Purpose Spackling Paste and Flexall(R) Flexible All Purpose Filler.

"This relatively small but strategic acquisition extends DAP's leading market position in ready-to-use patch and repair products and further represents RPM's ongoing plan to acquire synergistic product lines and businesses for our operating companies," said Frank C. Sullivan, RPM president and chief executive officer. "This established, reputable line of Custom- branded products will be manufactured and marketed through our DAP organization under the proven leadership of President John McLaughlin," said Sullivan.

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

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 price, supply and capacity of raw materials; packaging; and transportation services; (c) continued growth in demand for the company's products; (d) legal, environmental and litigation risks inherent in the company's construction and chemicals businesses and risks related to the adequacy of the company's insurance coverage for such matters; (e) the effect of changes in interest rates; (f) the effect of fluctuations in currency exchange rates upon the company's 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 the company's ongoing acquisition and divestiture activities; (i) risks related to the adequacy of its contingent liability reserves, including for asbestos-related claims; and other risks detailed in the company's other reports and statements filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission, including the risk factors set forth in the company's prospectus and prospectus supplement included as part of the company's Registration Statement on Form S-4 (File No. 333-114259), as the same may be amended 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: Glenn R. Hasman, vice president - finance and communications, of RPM International Inc., 1-330-273-8820, or

6031 02/13/2006 08:00 EST

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