RPM International (RPM) Appoints Elizabeth F. Whited to its Board

October 27, 2021 9:04 AM EDT

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RPM International Inc. (NYSE: RPM) today announced that it has elected Elizabeth F. Whited to its board of directors effective October 22, 2021. She will serve on RPM’s compensation committee and will stand for election by the stockholders at the 2022 annual meeting. Whited is executive vice president and chief human resource officer at Union Pacific Corporation.

Ranked number 153 on the Fortune 500 list, Union Pacific Corporation is one of America's leading transportation companies. Its principal operating company, Union Pacific Railroad, is North America's premier railroad franchise, covering 23 states across the western two thirds of the United States. With revenues of $19 billion, Union Pacific is publicly traded on the New York Stock Exchange.

Whited joined Union Pacific in 1987 and has held a variety of executive roles in strategic planning, investor relations, ESG, finance, and marketing and sales, including president of subsidiary Union Pacific Distribution Services. In 2016, she was named executive vice president and chief marketing officer. She has served in her current role as executive vice president and chief human resource officer since 2018. Additionally, she was recently named 2021 Railway Woman of the Year by the League of Railway Women. Whited earned her Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Iowa.

“Beth is a respected leader and well-rounded executive with extensive background in management, marketing, investor relations, finance, strategic planning and ESG initiatives. Her depth of experience, innovative ideas and fresh perspective will be impactful for RPM’s growth and provide value for our stockholders,” stated Frank C. Sullivan, RPM chairman and CEO.

About RPM

RPM International Inc. owns subsidiaries that are world leaders in specialty coatings, sealants, building materials and related services. The company operates across four reportable segments: Consumer Group, Construction Products Group, Performance Coatings Group and Specialty Products Group. RPM has a diverse portfolio with hundreds of market-leading brands, including Rust-Oleum, DAP, Zinsser, Varathane, Day-Glo, Legend Brands, Stonhard, Carboline, Tremco and Dryvit. From homes and workplaces, to infrastructure and precious landmarks, RPM’s brands are trusted by consumers and professionals alike to help build a better world. The company employs approximately 15,500 individuals worldwide. Visit www.rpminc.com to learn more.

For more information, contact Russell L. Gordon, vice president and chief financial officer, at 330-273-5090 or rgordon@rpminc.com.



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