PolyOne names Cynthia D. Tomasch VP, planning, investor relations, effective Dec. 14; Tomasch to succeed Joseph P. Kelley

CLEVELAND , November 21, 2011 (press release) – PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL - News), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that Cynthia D. Tomasch has been appointed to the position of vice president, planning and investor relations.

Effective December 14, 2011 , Ms. Tomasch will succeed Joseph P. Kelley and will be responsible for PolyOne's corporate financial analysis and planning functions. She will also lead all investor relations activities and serve as the primary point of contact for PolyOne's investment community.

"Cynthia is a proven and respected leader at PolyOne with extensive experience in several areas. She led a key business unit to record levels of performance, earning our Chairman's Leadership Award in 2010," said Robert M. Patterson , executive vice president and chief financial officer. "I'm pleased to have a business unit leader fill this important role. Cynthia brings the discipline, industry knowledge and communications skills that will enable her to be successful in this new position."

Mr. Patterson added, "At the same time, I would like to thank Joe for his valued contributions to PolyOne's ongoing transformation, and we wish him well in his new career."

Ms. Tomasch joined PolyOne in 1992 through the B.F. Goodrich Company and has since served in a variety of leadership roles, including sales, marketing and finance. Since 2009, Ms. Tomasch has served as general manager, specialty coatings and resins, where under her leadership she increased revenues 24 percent while significantly improving return on sales.

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