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PolyOne Celebrates Grand Opening of New Facility In India

September 17, 2014

CLEVELAND, Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today celebrated the official opening of its new, state-of-the-art facility in Pune, India.

The new operations, located in the area's Ranjangaon industrial zone, manufactures specialty solid masterbatch and liquid color and additive formulations. The facility also includes development labs and the sales and customer service center for the region.  Products produced at the facility serve multiple end markets, including transportation, healthcare, wire and cable and packaging.

In today's opening ceremony event entitled "Come See The Difference," customers participated in tours, color matching demonstrations and other sessions that showcased how PolyOne differentiates its products and services in the specialty marketplace.

"We are extremely proud to commemorate the opening of this exceptional facility with our customers and talented team of associates," said
Vikas Vij, managing director for PolyOne's operations in India. "We now offer more solutions than ever before, and we have also optimized our logistics and operations to add improved service, delivery and value to our customers."

"PolyOne continues to execute the globalization pillar of our proven strategy.  This new facility allows us to serve more regional customers, and at the same time, provide local production of the highest quality and consistent materials required by our large multi-national customers," said
Robert M. Patterson, president and chief executive officer, PolyOne Corporation. "India is an attractive region with strong underlying growth potential, and this investment will deliver exceptional value to our customers."   

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 Pledge(SM), PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.

Forward-looking Statements
In this press release, statements that are not reported financial results or other historical information are "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements give current expectations or forecasts of future events and are not guarantees of future performance. They are based on management's expectations that involve a number of business risks and uncertainties, any of which could cause actual results to differ materially from those expressed in or implied by the forward-looking statements. They use words such as "will," "anticipate," "estimate," "expect," "project," "intend," "plan," "believe," and other words and terms of similar meaning in connection with any discussion of future operating or financial condition, performance and/or sales.  Factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those implied by these forward-looking statements include, but are not limited to: changes in the economy in India; our ability to realize anticipated savings and operational benefits from the realignment of assets, including the planned closure of certain manufacturing facilities; the timing of closings and shifts of production to new facilities related to asset realignments and any unforeseen disruptions of service or quality caused by such closings and/or production shifts; separation and severance amounts that differ from original estimates, amounts for non-cash charges related to asset write-offs and accelerated depreciation realignments of property, plant and equipment, that differ from original estimates; our ability to identify and evaluate acquisition targets and consummate acquisitions; the ability to successfully integrate acquired companies into our operations, retain the management teams of acquired companies and retain relationships with customers of acquired companies including without limitation Spartech Corporation; disruptions, uncertainty or volatility in the credit markets that could adversely impact the availability of credit already arranged and the availability and cost of credit in the future; the financial condition of our customers, including the ability of customers (especially those that may be highly leveraged and those with inadequate liquidity) to maintain their credit availability; the speed and extent of an economic recovery, including the recovery of the housing market; our ability to achieve new business gains; the effect on foreign operations of currency fluctuations, tariffs and other political, economic and regulatory risks; changes in polymer consumption growth rates where we conduct business; changes in global industry capacity or in the rate at which anticipated changes in industry capacity come online; fluctuations in raw material prices, quality and supply and in energy prices and supply; production outages or material costs associated with scheduled or unscheduled maintenance programs; unanticipated developments that could occur with respect to contingencies such as litigation and environmental matters; an inability to achieve or delays in achieving or achievement of less than the anticipated financial benefit from initiatives related to working capital reductions, cost reductions and employee productivity goals; an inability to raise or sustain prices for products or services; an inability to maintain appropriate relations with unions and employees; our ability to continue to pay cash dividends; the amount and timing of repurchases of our common shares, if any; and other factors affecting our business beyond our control, including, without limitation, changes in the general economy, changes in interest rates and changes in the rate of inflation. The above list of factors is not exhaustive.

We undertake no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are advised to consult any further disclosures we make on related subjects in our reports on Form 10-Q, 8-K and 10-K that we provide to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

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SOURCE PolyOne Corporation

Investor contact: Isaac DeLuca, Vice President, Investor Relations, PolyOne Corporation, +1 440-930-1226, Isaac.deluca@polyone.com, Media contact: Kyle Rose, Director, Corporate Communications, PolyOne Corporation, +1 440-930-3162, kyle.rose@polyone.com

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