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PROPOSAL TWO (CONTINUED)

 

 

Consistent with our focus on delivering sustained long-term operating results, over the past 10 years our sales grew at a compound annual growth rate of 4.0%. Our stockholders have been rewarded for this performance over this 10-year period, enjoying a compound annual growth rate in cumulative total return, including the reinvestment of dividends, of 12.8%, compared to the compound annual growth rate in cumulative

total return for the S&P 500 of 6.9%. In addition, 2017 marked our 43rd consecutive year of increased dividends. The following table shows the cumulative total stockholder return, including the reinvestment of dividends, of shares of our Common Stock compared to the S&P 500, our current peer group and our prior peer group over the past 10 years.

 

 

COMPARISON OF 10 YEAR CUMULATIVE TOTAL RETURN*

Among RPM International Inc., the S&P 500 Index,

Prior Peer Group and Current Peer Group

 

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  * $100 invested on 5/31/07 in stock or index, including reinvestment of dividends. Fiscal year ending May 31.

 

  ** Prior peer group of seven companies included Akzo Nobel N.V., Ferro Corporation, GCP Applied Technologies Inc., H.B. Fuller Company, Masco Corporation, PPG Industries, Inc. and The Sherwin-Williams Company.

 

  *** Current peer group of eight companies includes Akzo Nobel N.V., Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., Ferro Corporation, GCP Applied Technologies Inc., H.B. Fuller Company, Masco Corporation, PPG Industries, Inc. and The Sherwin-Williams Company.

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