Title: RPM International Inc. Announces Pricing of $150 Million of Senior Unsecured Notes Offered by its RPM United Kingdom G.P. Subsidiary


MEDINA, Ohio, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RPM International Inc.
(NYSE: RPM) announced today the pricing of $150 million of 6.7 percent Senior
Unsecured Notes due 2015 of its indirect wholly owned subsidiary, RPM United
Kingdom G.P. RPM International Inc. will fully and unconditionally guarantee
the payment obligations under the Senior Unsecured Notes. The net proceeds of
the offering of the Senior Unsecured Notes will be used by RPM United Kingdom
G.P. for refinancing $138 million of revolving credit facility borrowings
associated with the August 31, 2005 acquisition of illbruck Sealant Systems
and for other general corporate purposes. Concurrent with the issuance of the
Senior Unsecured Notes, RPM United Kingdom G.P. entered into a cross currency
swap, which will fix the interest and principal payments in euros for the life
of the Senior Unsecured Notes and result in an effective euro fixed rate
borrowing of 5.31 percent.

The Senior Unsecured Notes were offered to qualified institutional buyers
under Rule 144A of the Securities Act of 1933. The Notes have not been and
will not be registered under the Securities Act of 1933 or any state
securities laws, and may not be offered or sold in the United States, except
pursuant to an exemption from the registration requirements of the Securities
Act of 1933 and applicable state securities laws. This press release does not
constitute an offer to sell, or the solicitation of an offer to buy, nor shall
there be any sale of the Senior Unsecured Notes in any jurisdiction in which
such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful.

RPM International Inc., a holding company, owns subsidiaries that are
world leaders in specialty coatings and sealants 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, Day-Glo, Euco
and Dryvit. RPM's consumer products are used by professionals and do-it-
yourselfers for home maintenance and improvement, automotive and boat repair
and maintenance, and by hobbyists. Consumer brands include Zinsser, Rust-
Oleum, DAP, Varathane, Bondo and Testors.

For more information, contact Glenn R. Hasman, vice president - finance
and communications, at 330-273-8820 or ghasman@rpminc.com

SOURCE RPM International Inc.
-0- 10/19/2005
/CONTACT: Glenn R. Hasman, vice president - finance and communications of
RPM International Inc., +1-330-273-8820 or ghasman@rpminc.com /
/Web site: http://www.rpminc.com/
(RPM)

CO: RPM International Inc.
ST: Ohio
IN: CHM
SU: OFR

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