RPM Increases Cash Dividend For 40th Consecutive Year

            RPM Increases Cash Dividend For 40th Consecutive Year

Quarterly payment of $0.24 per share is 6.7% increase over prior year

PR Newswire

MEDINA, Ohio, Oct. 10, 2013

MEDINA, Ohio, Oct. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM)
today announced at its annual meeting of stockholders that its board of
directors declared a regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.24 per share,
payable on October 31, 2013, to stockholders of record as of October 21, 2013.
This payment represents a 6.7 percent increase over the $0.225 quarterly cash
dividend paid at this time last year.

This action marks RPM's 40th consecutive year of increased cash dividends paid
to its stockholders, which places RPM in an elite category of less than half
of 1 percent of all 19,000 publicly-traded U.S. companies. Only 47 other
companies, besides RPM, have consecutively paid an increasing annual dividend
for this period of time or longer, according to the 2013 edition of the
Mergent Handbook of Dividend Achievers. At a share price of $36.50, RPM's
dividend yield would be 2.6 percent.

"With a dividend yield of nearly 3 percent and an appreciating stock price
driven by a growing business, RPM is an attractive investment for both
individual and institutional investors," stated chairman and chief executive
officer Frank C. Sullivan. "RPM's total return to shareholders, comprised of
share price appreciation plus dividends reinvested, has outpaced the S&P 500
by 87 percent over the past 10 years and by 27 percent over the past five
years, for the periods ended May 31, 2013. We are big believers in a growing
cash dividend as an important element of driving value for long-term
stockholders."

At the annual meeting, RPM re-elected four directors to serve in Class I with
terms expiring at the annual stockholders meeting in 2016. They include Frank
C. Sullivan, chairman and chief executive officer of RPM International Inc.;
Thomas C. Sullivan, chairman emeritus and retired chief executive officer of
RPM International Inc.; David A. Daberko, retired chairman and chief executive
officer of National City Corporation (now part of PNC Financial Services
Group, Inc.); and Craig S. Morford, chief legal and compliance officer of
Cardinal Health, Inc.

About RPM
RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are world
leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related
services 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, Flowcrete, Universal Sealants and Euco. RPM's
consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home
maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Zinsser,
Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane and Testors. 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 and planning, 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; (j) risks and uncertainties associated with the SPHC
bankruptcy proceedings; and (k) 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 May31,2012, 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.

Website: http://www.rpminc.com
 
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