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Chairman and Chief Executive Officer



September 15, 2011


Dear RPM Shareholder:


Hopefully by now you have had a chance to review the RPM International Inc. 2011 Annual Report and share my pride in the company’s resilience in today’s challenging business environment and my excitement for our momentum going forward.


As a company shareholder, you also received a proxy statement, along with voting instructions on how to vote by proxy on the matters to be brought forward at the Annual Meeting of Shareholders. If you have not already done so, I urge you to vote your proxy at your earliest convenience. If you have already voted, thank you for your prompt response. Regardless of the number of shares you own, it is important that they are represented and voted by the Annual Meeting on October 6.


In a period where retail investor participation in proxy voting has been in a decline, RPM individual investors have continued a high level of participation in voting, and I hope to see that involvement and engagement continue.


Thank you for exercising your right to vote and for your continued confidence in RPM.



Very truly yours,


RPM International Inc.

  Frank C. Sullivan
  Chairman and Chief Executive Officer