PolyOne Shareholders Re-Elect Board of Directors

May 23, 2002

CLEVELAND, May 23, 2002 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- PolyOne
Corporation (NYSE: POL), a leading global polymer services company, announced
that its shareholders at today's annual meeting re-elected the Board of
Directors to serve a one-year term. Director James K. Baker had previously
announced his intent to retire and was not replaced, leaving the board with 10

The PolyOne annual meeting was webcast live and can be accessed for the next two
weeks in the Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site,
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 .

SOURCE PolyOne Corporation

CONTACT: Media and Investors, Dennis Cocco, Chief Investor &
Communications Officer of PolyOne, +1-216-589-4018