Investing in our securities involves risks. Before deciding whether to purchase any of our securities, you should carefully consider the risks
involved in an investment in our securities, as set forth in:
USE OF PROCEEDS
We intend to use the net proceeds from the sale of the securities for the repayment of debt and for other general corporate purposes unless
otherwise indicated in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to a specific issuance of securities. Our general corporate purposes include, but are not limited to, repayment, redemption or refinancing of debt, capital expenditures,
investments in or loans to subsidiaries and joint ventures, funding of possible acquisitions, working capital, contributions to one or more of our pension plans, satisfaction of other obligations and repurchase of our outstanding debt or equity
securities. Pending any such use, the net proceeds from the sale of the securities may be invested in short-term, investment grade, interest-bearing instruments. We will include a more detailed description of the use of proceeds of any specific
offering in the applicable prospectus supplement relating to an offering of securities under this prospectus. Unless otherwise set forth in a prospectus supplement, we will not receive any proceeds from the sale of common stock by any selling
RATIO OF EARNINGS TO FIXED CHARGES
The following table sets forth the ratio of our earnings to our fixed charges for the periods indicated:
For purposes of computing the ratios of earnings to fixed charges, earnings represent income from continuing
operations before taxes and cumulative effect of changes in accounting principles plus fixed charges. Fixed charges consist of interest expense, amortization of debt issuance costs and an estimation of the interest portion of rental expense.
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 >>
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