PolyOne Board Elects Kerry J. Preete as Director

               PolyOne Board Elects Kerry J. Preete as Director

PR Newswire

CLEVELAND, Dec. 18, 2013

CLEVELAND, Dec.18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a
leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and
solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has elected Kerry J. Preete
as an independent director effective today. He will serve on the
Environmental, Health and Safety committee and the Compensation committee. His
election expands the number of PolyOne directors to 11.

Mr. Preete, 53, is executive vice president of global strategy for Monsanto
Company, a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and
agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality. He
joined Monsanto in 1985 where he has since dedicated his career to
successfully leading functional areas and global business divisions of the
company. In his current role, Mr. Preete is responsible for setting direction
of overall company strategy, business development platforms, management of the
lawn and garden business and Information Technology. He earned a bachelor's
degree in commerce from University of Saskatchewan in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan,
Canada and an MBA from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

"We are extremely pleased that Kerry has joined PolyOne's Board of Directors,
and we look forward to his unique perspectives and insights," said Stephen D.
Newlin, chairman, president and chief executive officer, PolyOne Corporation.
"His track record of developing and executing strategies rooted in innovation
that deliver growth provides an excellent complement to our already
high-caliber and diverse Board."

Commenting on his election, Mr. Preete said, "It's a privilege for me to join
PolyOne's Board. The company's successful transformation into specialty
solutions is admirable, and its ambitious plans for continued growth and
innovation are ones that I look forward to contributing to in my role as a
director."

About PolyOne
PolyOne Corporation, with 2012 revenues of $2.9 billion, is a premier provider
of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is
dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by
creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment
to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No
Surprises Pledge^SM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees,
communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally
responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.

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SOURCE PolyOne Corporation

Website: http://www.polyone.com
Contact: Investor Relations, Isaac D. DeLuca, Vice President, Investor
Relations, PolyOne Corporation, +1 440-930-1226, isaac.deluca@polyone.com, or
Media, Kyle G. Rose, Director, Corporate Communications, PolyOne Corporation,
+1 440-930-3162, kyle.rose@polyone.com
 
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