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RPM Appoints Edward W. Moore as Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary

MEDINA, Ohio, Oct 31, 2006 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX News Network/ -- RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) announced today that Edward W. Moore has joined the company as vice president, general counsel and secretary. He succeeds and will report to P. Kelly Tompkins, who was recently promoted to executive vice president and chief administrative officer.

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Mr. Moore was previously a partner with Calfee, Halter & Griswold LLP, where he was co-chair of the Securities and Capital Markets Group. In this capacity, he has represented issuers and underwriters in more than 75 public securities offerings, including more than 15 initial public stock offerings. RPM has been among his significant client responsibilities for more than 20 years. Within the firm, he had primary responsibility for RPM's securities law and corporate governance matters as well as oversight responsibility for RPM-related acquisition, employee benefits, real estate, environmental and litigation matters.

"Ed Moore's extensive corporate and securities law experience, along with his long-term professional affiliation with RPM's management team, make him an ideal selection to be our new general counsel," Mr. Tompkins said. "I have known Ed for more than 20 years and look forward to working with him in this new position. Ed has represented RPM in numerous acquisitions and capital market transactions, as well as serving as the Board's lead outside attorney for the past several years," he said.

"We are delighted to have Ed Moore succeed Kelly Tompkins in this key risk management position," said Frank C. Sullivan, president and chief executive officer. "RPM's stockholders will benefit not only from Ed's proven legal skills, but also from his keen understanding of RPM's entrepreneurial management philosophy," he said.

Mr. Moore received his B.A. degree from Miami (OH) University and his J.D. degree from Case Western Reserve University where he was a member of the Order of the Coif. He has been admitted to the Bar of the U.S. Supreme Court and the Ohio Supreme Court and is a member of the American Bar Association, Ohio Bar Association and Cleveland Bar Association. He and his wife, Kim, have three children and live in Bay Village, OH.

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.

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

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