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PolyOne Hires Cathy K. Dodd as Vice President, Marketing

CLEVELAND, Feb. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced the hiring of Cathy K. Dodd as vice president, marketing.

Ms. Dodd succeeds Julie A. McAlindon who was promoted to president of PolyOne's Designed Structures and Solutions following the acquisition of Spartech.  Ms. Dodd will be responsible for developing and executing PolyOne's marketing strategy and leading all corporate marketing functions to achieve the company's objectives of profitable sales growth, innovation, specialty mix improvement and value creation.

"Cathy has a strong and successful marketing track record of driving profitable growth and innovation within the specialty chemical sector," said Michael E. Kahler, senior vice president, chief commercial officer. "Her proven ability to develop and execute marketing strategies and lead global marketing teams will be a tremendous asset as we pursue our specialization strategy. We're extremely pleased she's joined our leadership team."

Ms. Dodd joined PolyOne from Eastman Chemical Company where she served in strategic marketing roles, including director of downstream engagement and design, as well as director of global chemicals marketing. In addition she worked at Honeywell International as brand manager for FRAM and Autolite, as well as global market manager for healthcare specialty films. Ms. Dodd began her career at Ashland Oil, serving in various marketing, supply chain and commercial roles.

Ms. Dodd earned a bachelor's degree in business administration in marketing and management from the University of Kentucky in Lexington, Kentucky.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2013 revenues of $3.8 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence.  Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles.  For more information, visit www.polyone.com.

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