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PolyOne Reports Third-Quarter 2005 Results

October 27, 2005

  • Sales increase, but income declines as rising energy and raw material
    costs offset market price increases


  • Strong cash flow marks third-quarter performance


  • In fourth quarter, Company focuses on restoring product spreads,
    controlling working capital, maximizing cash generation

CLEVELAND, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PolyOne Corporation
(NYSE: POL), a leading global polymer compounding and North American
distribution company, today reported sales from continuing operations of
$579.0 million for the third quarter ended September 30, 2005, an improvement
of nearly 5 percent over third-quarter 2004 sales of $552.2 million.

The Company recorded a net loss of $19.5 million, or $(0.21) per share, in
the third quarter of 2005, compared with net income of $11.6 million, or $0.13
per share, in the third quarter of 2004. This decline was due primarily to
lower income contribution from the Resin and Intermediates segment resulting
principally from a combination of a non-cash charge related to the idling of
certain production assets, hurricane-related production interruptions, and
significant increases in raw material and energy costs.

Special items for continuing and discontinued operations reduced third-
quarter net income $0.31 per share. In continuing operations, the most
significant special items were a pre-tax $22.9 million non-cash charge related
to the impairment of a previously idled chlor-alkali facility at Oxy Vinyls,
LP and a $2.9 million pre-tax charge for a change in estimates to
environmental reserves. A definition and detailed list of special items
appear in Attachment 5.

Net cash provided by operating activities was $12.4 million for the first
nine months of 2005. Operating cash flow* was a positive $48.2 million for
the third quarter of 2005, due in large part to substantial improvements in
working capital efficiency and cash distributions from equity affiliates.
Additionally, PolyOne has improved its working capital through reductions in
its accounts receivable, days sales outstanding (DSO) and days sales in
inventory (DSI) metrics.

(* A discussion occurs at the end of this release on the use of non-GAAP
financial measures.)

In the first nine months of 2005, selling and administrative costs were
7.9 percent of sales compared with 9.7 percent for the first nine months of
2004.

"Despite the effects of two hurricanes and significant increases in energy
and raw material costs, we posted strong cash generation this quarter," said
David Wilson, chief financial officer. "In the last year, our teams
throughout the Company have delivered continuous and improved control and
management of our working capital. Just as importantly, we have achieved
these results under challenging conditions."

Shipment volume for continuing operations declined 2 percent in the 2005
third quarter compared with the third quarter of 2004. Driven by strong
September results, however, shipments improved 2 percent over second-quarter
2005 levels. September ranks as the second-strongest shipping month to date
in 2005.

For the first nine months of 2005 sales were $1,739.1 million, a 6 percent
improvement over the same period in 2004. Net income declined to
$25.2 million, or $0.27 per share, from $37.1 million, or $0.40 per share, in
the first nine months of 2004. Special items for continuing and discontinued
operations reduced 2005 net income $0.26 per share.

Segment Highlights (see Attachment 7)

Performance Plastics segment:

Third-quarter sales and shipment volumes increased $1.3 million and
1 percent, respectively, compared with the second quarter of 2005. Operating
income was $4.9 million lower than the second-quarter 2005 level, primarily
because of lower product spreads (selling price less raw material costs).
Higher raw material costs offset improved demand and higher selling prices.

For the year to date, sales increased to $1,347.7 million, a 4.1 percent
increase over 2004, due primarily to higher realized selling prices.
Operating income, however, declined to $36.7 million from $74.2 million, again
due primarily to lower product spreads.

Following are product line highlights from within the Performance Plastics
segment:

     Vinyl Compounds - Sales improved 8 percent while shipment volume was up
     7 percent versus the second quarter.  Shipments were up in almost all
     market segments with the exception of pipe fittings, where customers made
     significant inventory adjustments.  Shipments in other construction-
     related product lines increased due to new business closes combined with
     slightly higher market demand.  Pricing was up 1 percent over the
     previous quarter.  Year to date, Vinyl Compounds sales increased
     5 percent and shipment volume decreased 6 percent compared with the same
     period in 2004.

     Polymer Coating Systems (Formulators) - Sales and shipment volume each
     decreased 9 percent compared with the second quarter.  The volume decline
     occurred in most products, including inks, plastisols and powders.
     Powder shipment levels were affected by product buildouts and shutdowns
     in the auto industry during the third quarter.  Colorant product volume,
     however, improved sequentially.  Year-to-date sales improved 3 percent
     due to increases in product selling prices, even as volume declined
     5 percent compared with the same period in 2004.

     International Color and Engineered Materials - Sales were down 5 percent
     from the second quarter.  Currency exchange accounted for 2 percentage
     points of this decline.  Third-quarter shipment volume decreased
     1 percent versus the second quarter, driven primarily by seasonality
     (summer holiday period).  Almost all of the decline was attributable to
     Engineered Materials.  Europe continues to experience general economic
     softness.
     International sales in the first nine months of 2005 were up 2 percent
     versus the comparable period in 2004, while volume declined 15 percent.
     The May 2004 sale of the Germany-based Melos rubber granulates business
     accounted for 11 percentage points of the year-over-year volume decline,
     and reduced the year-over-year sales improvement by 3 percentage points.

     North American Color - Sales were 3 percent lower and shipment volume
     was 5 percent lower compared with the second quarter, due primarily to
     auto production plant shutdowns and decreased seasonal demand for
     construction materials.  Sales to the pipe and fittings market, however,
     demonstrated strong sequential growth.  Nine-month shipments increased 3
     percent over the comparable period in 2004 due to new customer gains in
     construction material applications and contract tolling.

     North American Engineered Materials - Sales declined 6 percent and
     shipment volume declined 5 percent from the second quarter.  Nine-month
     sales declined 2 percent and shipments decreased 10 percent compared with
     the same period in 2004.  The sales and volume declines in the third
     quarter and the nine-month period were due primarily to reduced
     automotive demand in toll compounding.  The unit continues, however, to
     demonstrate gains in new applications within custom compounding.

Distribution segment: Sales in the third quarter were $168.8 million, a
1 percent decrease from the second quarter, due in part to lower average
selling prices across all product segments. Shipment volume increased
2 percent, driven primarily by increased demand for commodity resins. Sales
and shipment trends within Distribution appear consistent with overall U.S.
plastic processor indexes. Operating income was $4.2 million, an increase of
$0.2 million over the previous quarter, driven by higher volumes and lower
overhead costs.

For the first nine months of 2005, sales increased 11 percent while
shipment volume decreased 2 percent compared with 2004. Higher average
selling prices drove the sales increase. Operating income was $13.5 million,
a decrease of $0.5 million from the same period in 2004. The main drivers of
the decrease were increased delivery costs resulting from fuel surcharges and
the volume decline.

Resin and Intermediates segment: Third-quarter operating income declined
$38.1 million compared with the second quarter, due largely to a $22.9 million
non-cash pre-tax charge related to the impairment of a previously idled chor-
alkali facility at OxyVinyls. Third-quarter operating income before special
items* declined $15.2 million compared with the second quarter. The equity
earnings contribution from OxyVinyls and SunBelt Chlor-Alkali decreased in the
third quarter from its peak in the second quarter due to hurricane-related
production interruptions, decreased polyvinyl chloride (PVC) resin price
spreads due to higher ethylene costs, and significantly higher average natural
gas costs. PVC market prices declined in July and August. The 2 cents-per-
pound increase in September was not sufficient to overcome the rise in the
cost of energy and related raw materials that began early in August.

Year-to-date operating income before the special item associated with
idled facilities improved $27.9 million compared with 2004. The main factor
in this improvement was higher SunBelt profitability, due largely to higher
selling prices for chlorine and caustic soda.

(* A discussion of special items occurs in Attachment 5.)

CEO Resignation

On October 7, PolyOne announced that Thomas A. Waltermire resigned as
president and chief executive officer and as a director. William F. Patient,
who had been non-executive chairman of the board, will serve as chairman,
president and chief executive officer until a successor is named. The Company
also announced that the search for a successor would begin immediately, with
completion anticipated by early 2006.

Pending Sale of Engineered Films Business

PolyOne announced on September 27, 2005, that it had signed a letter of
intent to sell its Engineered Films business unit to an investor group
comprising members of the unit's management team, along with an investor group
formed by Matrix Capital Markets. The transaction is expected to close in the
fourth quarter of 2005, subject to a number of closing conditions.

Fourth-quarter 2005 Business Outlook

In addition to a normal seasonally slower fourth quarter, PolyOne
anticipates it could be negatively impacted by rapidly escalating raw material
costs, particularly from suppliers affected by the recent hurricanes. In
order to restore product spreads (selling price less raw material cost) in
reaction to this cost inflation, the Company is raising selling prices within
the Performance Plastics and Distribution segments. Each of the North
American businesses has announced price increases to restore spreads to
acceptable levels at the start of 2006. Due to cost increases experienced at
the beginning of the quarter within the Performance Plastics segment, however,
fourth-quarter product spreads are anticipated to decline compared with the
third quarter.

"We cannot stand by and watch our product spreads decline in this
environment," said Patient. "In the fourth quarter, our focus is restoring
product spreads through higher selling prices, with the goal to have those
spreads back to acceptable levels as we enter 2006."

In the Resin and Intermediates segment, OxyVinyls is attempting to raise
PVC resin prices in the face of escalating ethylene and natural gas costs,
which would result in PVC resin prices increasing significantly in October.
These increases are necessary for OxyVinyls to restore product spreads and
profitability in the fourth quarter. In contrast, SunBelt should benefit from
stable chlorine prices and from caustic soda market price increases.

PolyOne anticipates positive operating cash flow from operations in the
fourth quarter. The Company expects cash receipts from equity affiliates to
be lower, consistent with lower earnings expectations. Capital expenditures,
depreciation and cash taxes paid should approximate third-quarter levels.
Cash interest paid, consistent with scheduled payments, will be substantially
greater than in the third quarter of 2005. Debt reduction is anticipated to
remain the primary use for positive operating cash flows and any proceeds from
divestments.

A fourth-quarter outlook appears in PolyOne's Form 10-Q for the quarter
ended September 30, 2005.

Third-quarter 2005 Earnings Conference Call and Webcast

PolyOne will host a conference call at 9:00 a.m. Eastern time on Friday,
October 28, 2005. The conference dial-in number is 888-489-0038 (domestic) or
706-643-1611 (international), conference topic: PolyOne Earnings Call. The
replay number is 800-642-1687 (domestic) or 706-645-9291 (international). The
conference ID for the replay is 9932167. The call will be broadcast live and
then via replay for two weeks on the Company's Web site at www.polyone.com.

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2004 annual revenues of approximately
$2.2 billion, is a leading global 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 http://www.polyone.com.

Use of Non-GAAP Financial Measures

This earnings release includes the use of both GAAP (generally accepted
accounting principles) and non-GAAP financial measures. The non-GAAP
financial measures are: operating cash flow, operating income (loss) before
special items and per share impact of special items. The most directly
comparable GAAP financial measures are: net cash used (provided) by operating
activities, operating income (loss) and income (loss) per share.

PolyOne's chief operating decision makers use these financial measures to
monitor and evaluate the ongoing performance of the Company and each business
segment and in decisions on allocation of resources. In addition, operating
income before special items and operating cash flow are components of various
PolyOne annual incentive plans.

Tables included in this news release reconcile each non-GAAP financial
measure with the most directly comparable GAAP financial measure (Attachment
6) and provide detail on special items (Attachment 5). Also attached are
standard financial schedules and a summary of segment results.

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. You can identify these
statements by the fact that they do not relate strictly to historic or current
facts. They use words such as "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 performance.
In particular, these include statements relating to future actions;
prospective changes in raw material costs, product pricing or product demand;
future performance, including, without limitation, meeting cash flow goals,
receiving cash distributions from equity affiliates and achieving working
capital targets; results of current and anticipated market conditions and
market strategies; sales efforts; expenses; the outcome of contingencies such
as legal proceedings; financial results; and the anticipated sale of the
Engineered Films unit. Factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially include, but are not limited to:

  • the effect on foreign operations of currency fluctuations, tariffs,
    nationalization, exchange controls, limitations on foreign investment
    in local businesses and other political, economic and regulatory risks;
  • changes in U.S., regional or world polymer consumption growth rates
    affecting PolyOne's markets;
  • changes in global industry capacity or in the rate at which anticipated
    changes in industry capacity come online in the polyvinyl chloride
    (PVC), chlor-alkali, vinyl chloride monomer (VCM) or other industries
    in which PolyOne participates;
  • fluctuations in raw material prices, quality and supply and in energy
    prices and supply, in particular fluctuations outside the normal range
    of industry cycles, including those fluctuations related to the effects
    of Hurricane Katrina and Hurricane Rita;
  • production outages or material costs associated with scheduled or
    unscheduled maintenance programs;
  • costs or difficulties and delays related to the operation of joint
    venture entities;
  • lack of day-to-day operating control, including procurement of raw
    materials, of equity or joint venture affiliates;
  • partial control over investment decisions and dividend distribution
    policy of the OxyVinyls partnership and other minority equity holdings
    of PolyOne;
  • an inability to launch new products and/or services within PolyOne's
    various businesses;
  • the possibility of further goodwill impairment;
  • an inability to maintain any required licenses or permits;
  • an inability to comply with any environmental laws and regulations;
  • the cost of compliance with environmental laws and regulations,
    including any increased cost of complying with new or revised laws and
    regulations;
  • unanticipated developments that could occur with respect to
    contingencies such as litigation and environmental matters, including
    any developments that would require any increase in our costs and/or
    reserves for such contingencies;
  • an inability to achieve or delays in achieving or achievement of less
    than the anticipated financial benefit from initiatives related to cost
    reductions and employee productivity goals;
  • a delay or inability to achieve targeted debt level reductions through
    divestitures and/or other means;
  • an inability to access the revolving credit facility and/or the
    receivables sale facility as a result of breaching covenants due to not
    achieving anticipated earnings performance or for any other reason;
  • any poor performance of our pension plan assets and any obligation on
    our part to fund PolyOne's pension plan;
  • any delay and/or inability to bring the North American Color and
    Additives Masterbatch and the Engineered Materials product platforms to
    profitability;
  • an inability to raise prices or sustain price increases for products;
  • adverse changes in our relations with customers;
  • an inability to maintain appropriate relations with unions and
    employees in certain locations in order to avoid disruptions of
    business;
  • an inability or delay beyond December 31, 2005 in finding buyers of
    discontinued operations or other non-core assets for reasonable and
    acceptable terms;
  • an inability to achieve anticipated earnings performance due to the
    divestment of a non-core business;
  • an inability to complete the sale of discontinued businesses, including
    the Engineered Films unit, due to problems or delays associated with
    legal proceedings, regulatory approvals, buyers receiving financing for
    the transaction, satisfactory completion of due diligence, finalization
    of definitive agreements or any other reasons; 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.

We cannot guarantee that any forward-looking statement will be realized,
although we believe we have been prudent in our plans and assumptions.
Achievement of future results is subject to risks, uncertainties and
inaccurate assumptions. Should known or unknown risks or uncertainties
materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove inaccurate, actual results
could vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected.
Investors should bear this in mind as they consider forward-looking
statements.

We undertake no obligation to publicly update forward-looking statements,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise. You are
advised, however, to consult any further disclosures we make on related
subjects in our reports on Form 10-Q, 8-K and 10-K provided to the Securities
and Exchange Commission. You should understand that it is not possible to
predict or identify all risk factors. Consequently, you should not consider
any list to be a complete set of all potential risks or uncertainties. (Ref.
#91305)




                                 Attachment 1
                           Supplemental Information
  Quarterly Summary of Consolidated Operating Results, Showing Discontinued
                              Operations Impact
          (In millions of dollars, except per share data, unaudited)


    Accounting for Discontinued Operations

In accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP),
PolyOne segregates and reports results of discontinued operations net of tax
as a separate line item on the statement of operations (income statement).
Income or loss from discontinued operations is reported below operating income
- continuing operations on the income statement. As a result, reporting and
discussion of items above the operating income - continuing operations line
(such as sales, operating income, interest, and selling and administrative
costs) include only the results of continuing operations.




                                                   3Q05       3Q04*    2Q05
    Operating results:
    Sales - continuing operations                 $579.0     $552.2   $583.4

    Operating income (loss) - continuing
     operations                                    $(1.4)     $37.8    $42.5
    Net income - total Company                    $(19.5)     $11.6    $31.3
       Income (loss) before discontinued
        operations - after tax                     (21.8)      11.8     22.6
       Income (loss) from discontinued
        operations                                   2.3       (0.2)     8.7

    Earnings (loss) per share - diluted:
    Net income (loss) - total Company             $(0.21)     $0.13    $0.34
      Income (loss) before discontinued
       operations                                  (0.24)      0.13     0.25
      Income from discontinued operations           0.03          -     0.09
    Total per share impact of special items (1)
     - after tax:                                  (0.31)     (0.08)    0.10
      Before discontinued operations               (0.29)     (0.04)    0.06
      Discontinued operations                      (0.02)     (0.04)    0.04

    Other data:
    Sales - discontinued operations*               $63.4      $85.4    $68.1
    Depreciation and amortization                   13.4       11.5     12.4

* Third-quarter 2004 discontinued sales included $30.3 million in revenues
from the Elastomers and Performance Additives business that was sold in August
2004.


    (1) A definition and a list of special items appear in Attachment 5.



                                 Attachment 2
                     PolyOne Corporation and Subsidiaries
         Condensed Consolidated Statements of Operations (Unaudited)
                     (In millions, except per share data)

                                      Three Months Ended   Nine Months Ended
                                         September 30,        September 30,
                                          2005    2004     2005        2004

    Sales                                $579.0  $552.2   $1,739.1  $1,645.6
    Operating costs and expenses:
     Cost of sales                        511.7   469.1    1,529.2   1,377.3
     Selling and administrative            42.9    46.7      136.9     159.3
     Depreciation and amortization         13.4    11.5       38.3      38.6
    Employee separation and plant
     phaseout                               1.9    (0.3)       2.5      (1.5)
    Environmental remediation at
     inactive sites                         2.9     7.4        2.9       8.7
    Loss on sale of assets                    -     0.2        -         5.9
    Loss (income) from equity affiliates
     and minority interest                  7.6   (20.2)     (50.5)    (46.1)
    Operating income (loss)                (1.4)   37.8       79.8     103.4
    Interest expense                      (17.0)  (18.1)     (51.2)    (54.8)
    Interest income                         0.5     0.4        1.4       1.0
    Other expense, net                     (2.4)   (6.1)      (3.7)    (12.7)
     Income (loss) before income taxes
      and discontinued operations         (20.3)   14.0       26.3      36.9
    Income tax expense                     (1.5)   (2.2)      (6.4)     (7.5)
    Income (loss) before discontinued
     operations                           (21.8)   11.8       19.9      29.4
    Discontinued operations:
    Income (loss) from operations, net
     of income taxes                        2.3    (0.2)       5.3       7.7
    Net income (loss)                    $(19.5)  $11.6      $25.2     $37.1

    Earnings (loss) per common share:
     Basic and diluted earnings (loss):
      Before discontinued operations     $(0.24)  $0.13      $0.22     $0.32
      Discontinued operations              0.03       -       0.05      0.08
      Basic and diluted earnings (loss)
       per share                         $(0.21)  $0.13      $0.27     $0.40

    Weighted average shares used to
     compute earnings per share:
      Basic                                91.9    91.5       91.8      91.5
      Diluted                              92.0    91.8       92.1      91.7

    Dividends paid per share of common
     stock                                   $-      $-       $-          $-



                                 Attachment 3
                     PolyOne Corporation and Subsidiaries
              Condensed Consolidated Balance Sheets (Unaudited)
                     (In millions, except per share data)

                                                   September 30,  December 31,
                                                        2005         2004
    Assets
    Current assets:
     Cash and cash equivalents                            $47.3         $38.6
     Accounts receivable, net                             336.9         309.7
     Inventories                                          194.4         196.0
     Deferred income tax assets                            20.2          20.1
     Other current assets                                  14.6          17.7
     Discontinued operations                               34.9          34.6
      Total current assets                                648.3         616.7
     Property, net                                        405.6         441.2
     Investment in equity affiliates                      267.1         263.3
     Goodwill, net                                        322.0         321.0
     Other intangible assets, net                          12.1          12.3
     Other non-current assets                              58.9          57.4
     Discontinued operations                               44.9          59.9
      Total assets                                     $1,758.9      $1,771.8

    Liabilities and Shareholders' Equity
    Current liabilities:
     Short-term bank debt                                  $6.6          $2.3
     Accounts payable                                     224.7         210.7
     Accrued expenses                                      93.1         102.4
     Current portion of long-term debt                     29.6          49.3
     Discontinued operations                               29.0          26.3
      Total current liabilities                           383.0         391.0
    Long-term debt                                        638.8         640.5
    Deferred income tax liabilities                         9.9          14.4
    Post-retirement benefits other than pensions          106.8         114.0
    Other non-current liabilities, including
     pensions                                             216.0         224.6
    Minority interest in consolidated subsidiaries          5.7           6.8
    Discontinued operations                                 0.1           0.1
    Total liabilities                                   1,360.3       1,391.4
    Shareholders' equity:
     Preferred stock, 40.0 shares authorized, no
      shares issued                                           -             -
     Common stock, $.01 par, 400.0 shares
      authorized, 122.2 shares issued at September
      30, 2005 and December 31, 2004                        1.2           1.2
     Other shareholders' equity                           397.4         379.2
      Total shareholders' equity                          398.6         380.4
      Total liabilities and shareholders' equity       $1,758.9      $1,771.8



                                 Attachment 4
                     PolyOne Corporation and Subsidiaries
         Condensed Consolidated Statements of Cash Flows (Unaudited)
                                (In millions)

                                                            Nine Months Ended
                                                              September 30,
                                                              2005      2004
    Operating Activities
    Net income                                               $25.2     $37.1
     Income from discontinued operations                       5.3       7.7
    Income from continuing operations                         19.9      29.4
    Adjustments to reconcile income from continuing
     operations to net cash used by operating activities
     of continuing operations:
      Employee separation and plant phaseout charges           2.5      (1.5)
      Cash payments on employee separation and plant
       phaseout                                               (2.3)    (18.9)
      Charges on environmental remediation at inactive
       sites                                                   2.9       8.7
      Cash payments for environmental remediation at
       inactive sites                                        (11.3)     (1.0)
       Depreciation and amortization                          38.3      38.6
       Loss on sale of assets                                    -       5.9
       Companies carried at equity and minority interest:
        Income from equity affiliates and minority
         interest                                            (50.5)    (46.1)
        Dividends and distributions received                  46.8      33.8
       Deferred income taxes                                   1.0       1.4
       Change in assets and liabilities:
        Accounts receivable                                  (53.9)    (60.6)
        FIFO inventories                                      (2.4)    (25.7)
        Accounts payable                                      19.5      55.0
        Increase (decrease) in sale of accounts
         receivable                                           20.1     (70.7)
        Accrued expenses and other                           (18.2)     39.8
        Net cash provided (used) by operating
         activities of continuing operations                  12.4     (11.9)

    Investing Activities
     Capital expenditures                                    (23.4)    (13.0)
     Return of cash from equity affiliates                       -       0.9
     Proceeds from sale of discontinued business, net            -     101.5
     Business acquired, net of cash received                  (2.7)     (5.1)
     Proceeds from sale of assets                             15.4      31.9
    Net cash provided (used) by investing activities
     of continuing operations                                (10.7)    116.2

    Financing Activities
     Change in short-term debt                                 4.2      20.9
     Change in long-term debt                                (20.0)    (83.4)
     Termination of interest rate swaps                          -      (0.3)
     Proceeds from exercise of stock options                   0.4       0.1
    Net cash used by financing activities of continuing
     operations                                              (15.4)    (62.7)

    Net cash provided by discontinued operations              23.1      24.8

    Effect of exchange rate changes on cash                   (0.7)     (0.4)

    Increase in cash and cash equivalents                      8.7      66.0
    Cash and cash equivalents at beginning of period          38.6      48.7
    Cash and cash equivalents at end of period               $47.3    $114.7



                                 Attachment 5
                     Summary of Special Items (Unaudited)
                     (In millions, except per share data)

"Special items" include charges related to specific strategic initiatives
such as the consolidation of operations; restructuring activities, including
employee separation costs resulting from personnel reduction programs, plant
closure and phase-out costs; asset impairments; environmental remediation
costs for facilities no longer owned or closed in prior years; gains and
losses on the divestiture of joint ventures and equity investments;
adjustments to reflect a tax benefit on domestic losses; and deferred tax
valuation allowances on domestic operating income.


                                      9 Months
                                        Ended
                                       Sept. 30,
    Special items                        2005    3Q05   3Q04   2Q05    1Q05

     Continuing operations
     Employee separation and plant
      phase-out costs (1)                (2.5)   (1.9)    0.3  (0.4)    (0.2)
     Asset impairments (2)               (0.2)   (0.2)      -     -        -
     Environmental remediation at
      inactive sites (3)                 (2.9)   (2.9)   (7.4)    -        -
     Loss on the sale of Melos              -       -    (0.2)    -        -
     Rubber Granules business
      Impairment of previously idled
      chlor-alkali facility at
      Oxy Vinyls, LP                    (22.9)  (22.9)
        Impact on pre-tax income        (28.5)  (27.9)   (7.3) (0.4)    (0.2)
     Income tax benefit on above
      items                              10.3    10.0     3.0   0.2      0.1
     Tax allowance (5)                    1.7    (8.6)    1.2   5.8      4.5

        Impact on net income from
         continuing operations          (16.5)  (26.5)   (3.1)  5.6      4.4
        Per share impact                (0.18)  (0.29)  (0.04) 0.06     0.05

     Discontinued operations
     Employee separation and plant
      phase-out costs (1)                (1.3)   (0.6)   (1.0)    -     (0.7)

        Impact on operating income       (1.3)   (0.6)   (1.0)    -     (0.7)
     Net asset impairment and loss
      on disposition of discontinued
      operations (4)                    (14.8)   (3.9)   (5.4)    -    (10.9)

        Impact on pre-tax income        (16.1)   (4.5)   (6.4)    -    (11.6)
     Income tax benefit on above
      items                               6.3     1.8     2.5     -      4.5
     Tax allowance (5)                    2.0     0.9    (0.2)  3.4     (2.3)

        Impact on net income from
         discontinued operations         (7.8)   (1.8)   (4.1)  3.4     (9.4)

        Per share impact                 (0.8)  (0.02)  (0.04) 0.04    (0.10)

    Total

            Impact on net income        (24.3)  (28.3)   (7.2)  9.0     (5.0)
            Per share impact            (0.26)  (0.31)  (0.08) 0.10    (0.05)


    Explanations:
    1. Severance, employee outplacement, external outplacement consulting,
       lease termination, facility closing costs and the write-down of the
       carrying value of plant and equipment resulting from restructuring
       initiatives.
    2. A non-cash impairment charge to adjust the carrying value of an
       investment to fair market value.
    3. Environmental remediation costs for facilities either no longer owned
       or closed in prior years.
    4. A non-cash impairment charge to adjust the net asset carrying value of
       Engineered Films to estimated net future proceeds.
    5. Tax allowance to adjust net U.S. deferred income tax assets resulting
       from operating loss carry-forwards.



                                 Attachment 6
          Reconciliation of Non-GAAP Financial Measures (Unaudited)
                                (In millions)

Below is a reconciliation of non-GAAP financial measures to the most
directly comparable measures calculated and presented in accordance with GAAP.


                                                  3Q05       3Q04      2Q05
    Continuing operations:
    Operating income before special
     items                                        $26.5      $45.1     $42.9
    Special items in continuing
     operations, before tax                       (27.9)      (7.3)     (0.4)
      Operating income                            $(1.4)     $37.8     $42.5

    Discontinued operations:
    Operating income before special
     items                                         $7.0       $6.1      $8.9
    Special items in discontinued
     operations, before tax                        (0.6)      (1.0)        -
       Operating income (loss)                     $6.4       $5.1      $8.9

    Continuing operations:
    Income per share before impact of
     special items                                $0.05      $0.17     $0.19
    Per share impact of special items,
     after tax                                    (0.29)     (0.04)     0.06
       Diluted income per share                  $(0.24)     $0.13     $0.25

    Discontinued operations:
    Income per share before impact of
     special items                                $0.05      $0.04     $0.05
    Per share impact of special items,
     after tax                                    (0.02)     (0.04)     0.04
       Diluted income (loss) per share            $0.03         $-     $0.09


                                                                  Nine Months
                                      Three Months Ended            Ended
                              September    September    June 30, September 30,
                              30, 2005     30, 2004       2005      2005
    (in millions)
    Reconciliation to Condensed
     Consolidated Statements of
     Cash Flows
    Net cash provided (used)
     by operating activities of
     continuing operations      $19.6       $ 31.8       $(6.1)        $12.4
    Net cash provided (used)
     by investing activities
     of continuing operations     1.1         90.7        (2.1)        (10.7)
    Less (increase) decrease
     in sale of accounts
     receivable                  18.5         19.1        20.6         (20.1)
    Plus net cash provided
     (used) by discontinued
     operations                   6.0         (1.8)       12.5          23.1
    Interest rate swap fair
     value debt adjustment        0.2         (1.4)        1.6          (0.4)
    Guarantee of SunBelt
     outstanding senior
     secured notes                  -            -           -            -
    Other financing activity      1.7          0.4        (1.8)          2.1
    Effect of exchange rate
     changes on cash              1.1          0.4         0.5          (0.7)
    Increase (Decrease) in
     borrowed debt less cash
     and cash equivalents       $48.2       $139.2       $25.2          $5.7

    Plus voluntary payments
     to employee pension plans     $-           $-          $-           $-
    Less proceeds from
     sale of assets                 -         (5.6)          -            -
    Less guarantee of SunBelt
     outstanding senior
     secured notes                  -            -           -            -
    Less proceeds from sale of
     business, net of note
     receivable                     -       (101.5)          -            -
    Plus business acquired,
     net of cash received           -            -         1.1          2.7
    Operating cash flow         $48.2        $32.1       $26.3         $8.4



                                 Attachment 7
                   Business Segment Operations (Unaudited)
                                (In millions)

Senior management uses operating income before the effect of "special
items" to assess performance and allocate resources to business segments
because senior management believes that this measure is useful in
understanding current profitability levels and how current levels may serve as
a base for future performance. In addition, operating income before the
effect of "special items" is a component of the PolyOne Annual Incentive Plan
at the corporate level and is used in debt covenant computations.




                                       3Q05             3Q04          2Q05
    Business Segments:
    Sales:
      Performance Plastics Segment     $449.9          $426.9        $448.6
      Distribution Segment              168.8           154.7         170.2
      Intersegment eliminations         (39.7)          (29.4)        (35.4)
                                       $579.0          $552.2        $583.4
    Operating income (loss)
      Performance Plastics Segment      $10.6           $28.4         $15.5
      Distribution Segment                4.2             4.5           4.0
      Resin & Intermediates Segment      13.3            18.1          28.5
      Other Segment                      (1.6)           (5.9)         (5.1)

      Special items, income (expense)   (27.9)           (7.3)         (0.4)
        Operating income                $(1.4)          $37.8         $42.5

    Other data:
    Discontinued operations
      Sales:
       Elastomers and Performance
        Additives                          $-           $30.3            $-
       Specialty Resins and
        Engineered Films                 63.4            55.1          68.1
                                        $63.4           $85.4         $68.1
    Operating income
      Elastomers and Performance
       Additives                           $-            $2.9            $-
      Specialty Resins and Engineered
       Films                              7.0             3.2           8.9

      Special items, expense
       before tax                        (0.6)           (1.0)            -
        Operating income                 $6.4            $5.1          $8.9



                                 Attachment 8
                      Sales and Shipment Volume Summary

                                      3Q05 versus 2Q05       3Q05 versus 3Q04
                                                 Shipment             Shipment
                       3Q05 Sales,   Sales $,      Lbs.,     Sales $,    Lbs.,
                       % of Total    % Change   % Change    % Change  % Change

    Performance Plastics

     Vinyl Compounds      32%          8%           7%         10%         0%

     Polymer Coatings
      (Formulators)        7          (9)          (9)          1         (8)

     NA Color and
      Additives           10          (3)          (5)          7         (1)
       Masterbatch

     NA Engineered
      Materials            4          (6)          (5)        (10)        (7)

     International Colors
      and Engineered
      Materials           19          (5)          (1)          3         (5)

       Total              73           0            1           6         (2)

     Distribution         27          (1)           2          (9)        (2)

       Total             100%         (1)%          2%          5%        (2)%

SOURCE PolyOne Corporation

10/27/2005

CONTACT: Investors & Media, Dennis Cocco, Vice President, Investor

Relations & Communications of PolyOne Corporation, +1-440-930-1538

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