PolyOne Shareholders Re-Elect Board of Directors

May 20, 2004

CLEVELAND, May 20, 2004 /PRNewswire-FirstCall via COMTEX/ -- PolyOne Corporation
(NYSE: POL), a leading global polymer services company, announced that
shareholders at its annual meeting today re-elected the current 10-member
Board of Directors to serve additional one-year terms. Shareholders also
approved the deferred compensation plan for non-employee directors.

Subsequently, the Board of Directors re-elected William F. Patient to the
position of non-executive chairman.

The PolyOne annual meeting was webcast live, and can be accessed in the
Investor Relations section of the Company's Web site, www.polyone.com .

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2003 annual revenues of approximately
$2 billion, is an international polymer services 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, and Asia, and joint ventures in North America, South America and Asia.
Information on the Company's products and services can be found
at http://www.polyone.com .

SOURCE PolyOne Corporation

Investors & Media Contact, Dennis Cocco, Vice President,
Investor Relations & Communications of PolyOne Corporation, +1-440-930-1538
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