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Gordon Named CFO for RPM

February 27, 2012
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RPM International Inc. recently announced that its board of directors has elected Russell L. Gordon, currently vice president–Corporate Planning, as vice president and chief financial officer, effective April 10. Gordon replaces Robert L. Matejka, current senior vice president and chief financial officer, who will be retiring at the company’s fiscal year end.

Gordon will oversee all of RPM’s finance functions, including corporate accounting, financial reporting, global tax administration and investor relations. He joined the company as director of Corporate Development in 1995 and was elected vice president–Corporate Planning in 2007.

In addition, RPM announced several changes to its Finance department, all of which will take effect April 10. Keith R. Smiley, currently vice president–treasurer and assistant secretary, will assume duties of vice president–finance and controller. Matthew T. Ratajczak, currently vice president–global taxes, will assume additional treasury responsibilities as vice president–global taxes and treasurer. Barry M. Slifstein, currently vice president and controller, will assume duties of vice president–investor relations and planning.

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