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RPM Reports Fourth-Quarter and Full-Year Results for Fiscal 2017

July 24, 2017

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“As we look to the balance of the 2018 fiscal year, raw material availability issues are improving and our announced price increase actions are beginning to take hold. Additionally, we expect that foreign exchange for the last three quarters of the fiscal year will be neutral or slightly positive to our results, unlike the significant negative impact it has had over the last three fiscal years. Based upon recent cost-cutting actions and our communicated expectations for the new fiscal year, we look forward to generating solid industry-leading organic sales growth and a return to double-digit earnings growth in the 12% to 15% range,” stated Sullivan.

Webcast and Conference Call Information

Management will host a conference call to discuss the results beginning at 10:00 a.m. EDT today. The call can be accessed by dialing 888-771-4371 or 847-585-4405 for international callers. Participants are asked to call the assigned number approximately 10 minutes before the conference call begins. The call, which will last approximately one hour, will be open to the public, but only financial analysts will be permitted to ask questions. The media and all other participants will be in a listen-only mode. The call may also be accessed via the RPM website at www.RPMinc.com.

For those unable to listen to the live call, a replay will be available from approximately 12:30 p.m. EDT on July 24, 2017 until 11:59 p.m. EDT on July 31, 2017. The replay can be accessed by dialing 888-843-7419 or 630-652-3042 for international callers. The access code is 43815426. The call also will be available both live and for replay, and as a written transcript, via the RPM web site at www.RPMinc.com.

About RPM

RPM International Inc. owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services across three segments. RPM’s industrial products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings, flooring coatings and other construction chemicals. Industrial companies include Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Euclid Chemical and RPM Belgium Vandex. RPM’s consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Rust-Oleum, DAP, Zinsser, Varathane and Testors. RPM’s specialty products include industrial cleaners, colorants, exterior finishes, specialty OEM coatings, edible coatings, restoration services equipment and specialty glazes for the pharmaceutical and food industries. Specialty segment companies include Day-Glo, Dryvit, RPM Wood Finishes, Mantrose-Haeuser, Legend Brands, Kop-Coat and TCI. 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, at 330-273-5090 or bslifstein@rpminc.com.

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