PROXY STATEMENT SUMMARY
highlights information contained elsewhere in this Proxy Statement and in the Companys Annual Report on Form 10-K. For more complete information about these topics, please review the Companys
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RPM International Inc.
RPM International Inc. owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services across three segments. The
Companys 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. The Companys 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. The Companys 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
The Companys consolidated net sales, net income, and diluted earnings per share for the fiscal year ended May 31, 2017 were as follows:
On October 6, 2016, the Board of Directors increased the quarterly dividend on shares of the Companys Common Stock to $0.30 per share, an increase of 9.1% from
the prior year and the highest ever paid by the Company. With a 43-year track record of a continuously increasing cash dividend, the Company is in an elite category of less than
one-half of one percent of all publicly traded U.S. companies to have increased the dividend for this period of time or longer, according to the 2017 edition of the Mergent Handbook of Dividend
Achievers. During this timeframe, the Company has paid approximately $1.9 billion in cash dividends to its stockholders.
The Company acquired ten companies with combined sales of more than $246 million during fiscal 2017 and early fiscal 2018:
RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in coatings, sealants, building materials and related services. From homes to precious landmarks worldwide, their brands are trusted by consumers and professionals alike to protect, improve and beautify. Among its leading consumer brands are Rust-Oleum, DAP and Zinsser. Learn more about RPM brands >>
RPM is a compelling long-term investment.
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