RPM Acquires Market-Leading Cleaning and Drain Care Brands

International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that its Rust-Oleum
group has acquired the Mean
Green branded line of specialty cleaning products and the exclusive
North American licensing for Roto-Rooter
branded drain care products from CR Brands, which is based in
Cincinnati, Ohio. These product lines have annual net sales of
approximately $20 million. Terms of the transaction, which is expected
to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.

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Mean Green Family of Products (Photo: Business Wire)

Mean Green is a leading heavy-duty cleaner, with a broad array of
products for mold, mildew, bacteria, grease and other uses. Roto-Rooter
is the number one name in plumbing services, lending tremendous brand
strength behind its line of drain care products that include hair clog
remover, gel clog remover, build up remover and septic tank treatment.
These products have broad national distribution and can be found in big
box retailers, such as Home Depot, Lowe’s, Wal-Mart and Menards, as well
as grocers and other retailers. They will be integrated into
Rust-Oleum’s current portfolio of cleaning and drain care products.

“Rust-Oleum has made a concentrated effort to build and grow its
platform of cleaners, which initially began with the Jomax brand and has
since expanded to include the well-recognized brands of Krud-Kutter,
Whink and Moldex. Mean Green and Roto Rooter products are excellent
strategic fits that add more dimension to the growing portfolio,” stated
Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and CEO. “Utilizing Rust-Oleum’s sales
and distribution network will significantly increase the reach of these
leading products. At the same time, we expect to leverage their
connections to achieve greater penetration of Rust-Oleum’s brands in
grocery and other retail channels.”

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,
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,
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,
Wood Finishes, Mantrose-Haeuser,
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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factors; (h) risks and uncertainties associated with our ongoing
acquisition and divestiture activities; (i) risks related to the
adequacy of our contingent liability reserves; and (j) other risks
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