MEDINA, Ohio, July 17 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc.
(NYSE: RPM) announced today that Edward B. Brandon, 75, plans to retire from
the board of directors at the annual meeting of stockholders to be held on
October 4, 2007. Mr. Brandon's retirement is in accordance with the company's
informal director retirement policy. To fill the vacancy that will be created
by Mr. Brandon's retirement, the board of directors has nominated David A.
Daberko, 61, to stand for election as a director at the upcoming annual
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Mr. Daberko is chairman of the board and chief executive officer of
National City Corporation, one of the nation's largest financial holding
companies. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, the company has $140 billion in
total assets and offices throughout the Midwest and Florida. He is a member
of the board of directors of OMNOVA Corporation and Marathon Oil. He also
serves on the executive committee and board of trustees of Case Western
Reserve University, University Hospitals Health System and the Greater
Cleveland Partnership. He earned a bachelor's degree from Denison University
and a master's degree in business administration from Case Western Reserve
"Dave Daberko was nominated for election to the RPM board for his vast
knowledge of capital markets, acquisition skills and experience in running a
large complex organization," said Frank C. Sullivan, president and chief
executive officer. "We expect that he will serve the interests of RPM's
stockholders well in the coming years."
"When Ed Brandon joined the RPM board nearly two decades ago, we had only
$445 million in sales, said Mr. Sullivan. "His expertise in financial markets
and common sense approach to governance and business issues has played a large
role in growing RPM to sales of more than $3 billion today. On behalf of the
board, our associates and stockholders, I would like to express our great
appreciation to Ed for his longstanding service and counsel to RPM."
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 P. Kelly Tompkins, executive vice president
and chief administrative officer, at 330-273-5090 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
SOURCE RPM International Inc.
CONTACT: P. Kelly Tompkins, executive vice president and chief
administrative officer of RPM International Inc., 1-330-273-5090,
Web site: http://www.rpminc.com