RPM's Performance Coatings Group Acquires Norwegian Flooring Coatings Business

By Rpm International Inc., PRNE
Wednesday, June 9, 2010

MEDINA, Ohio, June 10, 2010 - RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that its Performance
Coatings Group has acquired Hummervoll Industribelegg AS, a supplier and
installer of industrial flooring systems based in Bergen, Norway, with annual
sales of more than US$11 million. Terms of the transaction, which is expected
to be accretive to earnings within one year, were not disclosed.

Hummervoll, founded in 1980 by Per Hummervoll, serves both onshore and
offshore markets with its concrete- and epoxy-based flooring systems. Its
onshore division primarily focuses on the food, manufacturing and chemical
industries. The offshore division provides flooring solutions for oil
platforms, barricade decks and emergency escape routes.

"The addition of Hummervoll to the RPM Performance Coatings Group
presents both top- and bottom-line growth opportunities for RPM. In
particular, it broadens our presence in Scandinavia by expanding our overall
product line, sales force, installation teams and customer base," stated
Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and chief executive officer. "We welcome Per
Hummervoll and his management team to the family of RPM companies and look
forward to supporting their continuing growth."

About RPM

RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are
world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related
services serving both industrial and consumer markets. RPM's industrial
products include roofing systems, sealants, corrosion control coatings,
flooring coatings and specialty chemicals. Industrial brands include
Stonhard, Tremco, illbruck, Carboline, Flowcrete, Universal Sealants and
Euco. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-yourselfers
for home maintenance and improvement, boat repair and maintenance, and by
hobbyists. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-Oleum, DAP, Varathane and
Testors. Additional details are available at www.rpminc.com.

For more information, contact Robert L. Matejka, senior vice president
and chief financial officer, at +1-330-273-5090 or rmatejka@rpminc.com.

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conducting operations in foreign countries, including those relating to
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and divestiture activities; (i) risks related to the adequacy of our
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events, information or circumstances that arise after the date of this

Robert L. Matejka, Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, +1-330-273-5090, rmatejka at rpminc.com

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