PolyOne Certifies Financial Statements to SEC

August 13, 2002

CLEVELAND, Aug. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL)
announced today that on August 8, Thomas A. Waltermire, chairman and chief
executive officer, and W. David Wilson, vice president and chief financial
officer, signed and submitted their Certification of Financial Statements to
the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

As required, the sworn certification affirms the accuracy of PolyOne's
Form 10-K report for 2001; Form 10-Q reports for the first and second quarters
of 2002; 2002 proxy statement to shareholders; other recent filings; and any
amendments to any of the foregoing.

This action is in response to a June 27, 2002, order by the SEC requiring
sworn statements from the principal executive officer and the principal
financial officer of approximately 950 of the largest publicly traded
companies. Investors and other interested parties are encouraged to review
PolyOne's SEC filings on the Company's Web site at www.polyone.com .

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2001 revenues of $2.7 billion, is an
international polymer services company with operations in thermoplastic
compounds, specialty resins, specialty polymer formulations, engineered films,
color and additive systems, elastomer compounding and thermoplastic resin
distribution. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, PolyOne has employees at
manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, Asia and Australia, and joint
ventures in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia.
Information on the Company's products and services can be found at
www.polyone.com .

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