PolyOne Shareholders Elect Directors, Approve Independent Public Auditors

May 25, 2006

CLEVELAND, May 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- PolyOne Corporation
(NYSE: POL), a leading global polymer compounder and North American
distribution company, announced that shareholders at today's annual meeting
elected the following directors to serve on the board until the 2007 annual
meeting: Stephen D. Newlin, J. Douglas Campbell, Carol A. Cartwright, Gale
Duff-Bloom, Wayne R. Embry, Richard H. Fearon, Robert A. Garda, Gordon D.
Harnett and Farah M. Walters. With the retirement of Lead Director William F.
Patient at the annual meeting, PolyOne's board now consists of nine directors.

In addition, shareholders ratified the appointment of Ernst & Young LLP as
PolyOne Corporation's independent registered public accounting firm for the
fiscal year ending December 31, 2006.

In other action, the board named Farah M. Walters lead director. The
board also elected Michael Kahler, who recently joined PolyOne, as senior vice
president, commercial development.

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,

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2005 annual revenues of approximately $2.5
billion, is a leading global compounding and North American distribution
company with operations in thermoplastic compounds, specialty polymer
formulations, color and additive systems, and thermoplastic resin
distribution. Headquartered in northeast Ohio, PolyOne operates globally with
manufacturing sites in North America, Europe and Asia, 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, +1-440-930-1538/
    /Web site:  http://www.polyone.com/

CO:  PolyOne Corporation
ST:  Ohio

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