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PolyOne Announces Resignation of Group Vice President, Color and Engineered Materials

January 9, 2006
                 Company names Rob Binder interim replacement

CLEVELAND, Jan. 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PolyOne Corporation
(NYSE: POL), a leading global polymer compounding and North American
distribution company, announced today that Lance Mitchell, group vice
president and general manager, Color and Engineered Materials, has resigned to
accept a position with another company. Mitchell has been with PolyOne or its
predecessor, The Geon Company, since 1989.

Rob Binder, director of sales for the Color and Additives Masterbatch
unit, will fill Mitchell's position until PolyOne selects a permanent
successor. During this interim period, Binder will continue to handle his
current duties as well.

"I am confident of Rob's ability to maintain the team's focus on its goals
for 2006," said William F. Patient, chairman and interim chief executive
officer. "I know that everyone at PolyOne will join me in giving him our full
support."

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation is a leading global polymer compounding and North
American distribution company with continuing operations in thermoplastic
compounds, specialty polymer formulations, color and additive systems, and
thermoplastic resin distribution. Headquartered in northeast Ohio, PolyOne
has employees at manufacturing sites in North America, Europe, Asia and
Australia, and joint ventures in North America and South America. Information
on PolyOne's products and services can be found at www.polyone.com.

SOURCE  PolyOne Corporation
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    /CONTACT:  Investor & Media, Dennis Cocco, Vice President, Investor
Relations & Communications of PolyOne Corporation, +1-440-930-1538/
    /Web site:  http://www.polyone.com /
    (POL)

CO:  PolyOne Corporation
ST:  Ohio
IN:  CHM
SU:  PER

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