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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Robert Patterson

44 2016 Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer

Bradley Richardson

58 2013 Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President

Joao Jose San Martin Neto

56 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President

Lisa Kunkle

49 2015 Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary

Richard Altice

52 2015 Senior Vice President, President - Designed Structures and Solutions

Mark Crist

58 2017 Senior Vice President, President of Color - Additives

Michael Garratt

53 2016 Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer

Scott Horn

2017 Senior Vice President, President - Distribution

M. John Midea

52 2015 Senior Vice President - Global Operations and Process Improvement

Craig Nikrant

55 2010 Senior Vice President , President - Specialty Engineered Materials

Joel Rathbun

44 2016 Senior Vice President - Mergers & Acquisitions

Donald Wiseman

49 2016 Senior Vice President, President - Performance Products & Solutions

Richard Fearon

61 2015 Lead Independent Director

Sandra Beach Lin

59 2013 Independent Director

Gregory Goff

60 2011 Independent Director

William Jellison

59 2015 Independent Director

Richard Lorraine

71 2008 Independent Director

Kim Mink

57 2017 Independent Director

William Powell

71 2008 Independent Director

Kerry Preete

56 2013 Independent Director

William Wulfsohn

55 2011 Independent Director

Eric Swanson

2014 Director, Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Robert Patterson

Mr. Robert M. Patterson is a Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer of Polyone Corporation. He is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne since May 2016. Mr. Patterson served as President and Chief Executive Officer of PolyOne from May 2014 until May 2016, as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer from March 2012 until May 2014, as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from January 2011 until March 2012, and as PolyOne’s Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from May 2008 until January 2011. Prior to joining PolyOne, Mr. Patterson served in leadership roles at Novelis, Inc., an aluminum rolled products manufacturer, and SPX Corporation, a multi-industry manufacturer and developer, after starting his career at Arthur Andersen LLP. We believe that, as our Chief Executive Officer and in light of his prior executive experience, Mr. Patterson is particularly well qualified to serve on our Board and as our Chairman, as his past and future service enables him to develop comprehensive knowledge of the various segments of our industry and business and of the critical internal and external challenges we face. His responsibility for developing and executing the annual operating plans and strategic plans provide him with the knowledge and experience needed to provide unique and valuable input to our Board.

Bradley Richardson

Mr. Bradley C. Richardson is the Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President of Polyone Corporation. Mr. Richardson served as the Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, from November 2013 to date. Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Diebold, Incorporated (an integrated self-service delivery manufacturer for the banking industry and security systems) from November 2009 through November 2013. Executive Vice President, Corporate Strategy and Chief Financial Officer at Modine Manufacturing Company (a manufacturer of thermal management systems and components) from 2003 to 2009. Vice President, Performance Management Planning and Control, Chief Financial Officer, Upstream, BP Amoco, London, (a producer of oil, natural gas, and petro chemicals) from 2000 to 2003. Mr. Richardson serves on the Board of Directors of Brady Corporation and is Chair of its Audit Committee.

Joao Jose San Martin Neto

Mr. Joao Jose San Martin Neto is Senior Vice President, Chief Human Resources Officer of the Company, since November 2016 to date. Senior Director, Human Resources, Color, Additives and Inks, February 2013 to November 2016. Group Global Director, Human Resources, Engineered Products and Solutions from November 2012 to February 2013. Vice President Human Resources, Alcoa Power and Propulsion (a business unit of Alcoa Inc. specializing in titanium and aluminum castings) from May 2009 to October 2012. Vice President Human Resources, Alcoa Electrical & Electronic Solutions (a business unit of Alcoa Inc. specializing in the design, development and production of electrical and electronic distribution systems) from August 2003 to April 2009.

Lisa Kunkle

Mr. Lisa K. Kunkle is the Senior Vice President, General Counsel, Secretary of Polyone Corporation. He served as Senior Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, May 2015 to date. Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary, August 2007 to May 2015, Assistant General Counsel February 2007 to August 2007. Partner, Jones Day (a global law firm) from January 2006 to February 2007. Associate, Jones Day from August 1995 to January 2006.

Richard Altice

Mr. Richard N. Altice is the Senior Vice President, President - Designed Structures and Solutions of Polyone Corporation. He served as Senior Vice President, President of Designed Structures and Solutions, May 2015 to date. Vice President, Epoxy Specialties Resins of Hexion Inc. (a global manufacturer of thermoset resins) from June 2013 to May 2015. Operating Partner, Quinpario Partners LLC (a private equity firm specializing in investments in specialty chemical businesses) from September 2012 to June 2013. Mr. Altice served as President & General Manager, Technical Specialties of Solutia Inc. (a global manufacturer of performance materials and specialty chemicals) from October 2011 to September 2012, as Vice President, Business Management of Solutia Inc. from August 2010 to October 2011, as Vice President, Commercial Services of Solutia Inc. from May 2009 to August 2010, as Global Commercial Director, Fluids of Solutia Inc. from October 2008 to May 2009.

Mark Crist

Mr. Mark D. Crist has been appointed as Senior Vice President, President of Color - Additives of the Company., effective July 3, 2017. He currently serves as Senior Vice President, President - Distribution of Polyone Corporation. Mr. Crist served as Senior Vice President, President of Distribution, June 2014 to date. Vice President, Global Key Accounts and Vice President of Asia January 2012 to May 2014. Global Commercial Director of Geon Performance Materials, June 2008 to December 2011. General Manager, Nalco Chemical Company Europe (a manufacturer of specialty chemicals, services and systems) from April 2006 to March 2008. General Manager, Nalco Chemical Company North America from June 2003 to March 2006.

Michael Garratt

Mr. Michael A. Garratt is the Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer of Polyone Corporation. He is Senior Vice President, Chief Commercial Officer, April 2016 to date. Senior Vice President, President of Performance Products and Solutions, September 2013 to April 2016. President, Marmon Utility (a manufacturer of medium-high voltage utility, subsea and down-hole power cables and molded insulator systems) from March 2011 to September 2013. Chief Operating Officer, Excel Polymers (a custom thermoset rubber formulator) from November 2009 to December 2010. Vice President and General Manager - Americas Compounding and Performance Additives, Excel Polymers from March 2009 to November 2009. Vice President and General Manager - Industrial and Consumer, Excel Polymers from December 2005 to March 2009. From April 1996 to June 2005, Mr. Garratt worked for DuPont Dow Elastomers, a joint venture of Dupont and Dow (global manufacturers of engineered thermoset rubber and thermoplastic elastomer materials) in market development and product management positions, culminating in a regional commercial leadership role for Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Scott Horn

M. John Midea

Mr. M. John Midea, Jr. is the Senior Vice President - Global Operations and Process Improvement of Polyone Corporation. He served as Senior Vice President, Global Operations and Process Improvement, February 2015 to date. President and Chief Executive Officer, Resco Products (a refractory products company) from August 2012 to October 2014. President and Chief Operating Officer, Ennis Traffic Safety Solutions (a traffic safety and infrastructure company) from June 2008 to July 2012. Vice President, North American - General Industrial, Valspar Corporation (a manufacturer of paints and coatings) from June 2007 to May 2008. Vice President and General Manager, Power Coatings, Valspar Corporation from February 2002 to June 2007.

Craig Nikrant

Mr. Craig M. Nikrant is the Senior Vice President and President - Specialty Engineered Materials of Polyone Corporation. He served as Senior Vice President, President of Specialty Engineered Materials, January 2010 to date. Vice President and General Manager, Specialty Engineered Materials, September 2006 to December 2009. General Manager, Specialty Film & Sheet, General Electric Plastics (a former division of General Electric specializing in supplying plastics) from June 2004 to September 2006. Director, Global Commercial Effectiveness, General Electric Plastics from December 2003 to June 2004. Six Sigma Master Black Belt, General Electric Company Plastics Business from March 2001 to December 2002. General Manager, Commercial Operations, North Central Region, General Electric Plastics from June 1999 to March 2001.

Joel Rathbun

Mr. Joel R. Rathbun is the Senior Vice President - Mergers & Acquisitions of Polyone Corporation. He served as Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, January 2016 to date. General Manager, Specialty Engineered Material North America, February 2013 to January 2016. Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, June 2011 to February 2013. Mr. Rathbun served as Senior Vice President, Mergers and Acquisitions, Moelis & Company (an American global independent investment bank) from January 2008 to June 2011. He also served as Executive Director, Mergers and Acquisitions of CIBC World Markets (an investment bank in the domestic and international equity and debt capital markets) from 2006 to 2008.

Donald Wiseman

Mr. Donald Wiseman is Senior Vice President, President - Performance Products & Solutions of Polyone Corporation. He is Senior Vice President, President of Performance Products and Solutions, April 2016 to date. General Manager of Geon Performance Materials, September 2015 to April 2016. Prior to PolyOne, he worked at Johns Manville (a manufacturer of insulation, roofing materials and engineered products), where he had responsibility for its Performance Materials business from December 2013 to September 2015. Managing Director, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (a provider of chemical mechanical planarization solutions) from June 2012 to December 2013. Global Business Director, Cabot Microelectronics Corporation from June 2007 to June 2012. Vice President of Operations, Michelman (a manufacturer of advanced materials used in coatings, printing & packaging and industrial markets) from May 2005 to June 2007. Global Business Director, Americhem (a global manufacturer specializing in custom color and additive solutions) from June 1994 to June 2005.

Richard Fearon

Mr. Richard H. Fearon is an Lead Independent Director of PolyOne Corporation. Lead Director of our Board since May 14, 2015. Vice Chairman and Chief Financial and Planning Officer of Eaton, a global manufacturing company, since February 2009. Mr. Fearon served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial and Planning Officer of Eaton from April 2002 until February 2009. Mr. Fearon served as a Partner of Willow Place Partners LLC, a corporate advisory firm, from 2001 to 2002 and was the Senior Vice President Corporate Development for Transamerica Corporation, a financial services organization, from 1995 to 2000. We believe that Mr. Fearon’s financial expertise, experience and knowledge of international operations, knowledge of diversified companies and corporate development expertise provide him with the qualifications and skills to serve as a valued member of our Board. Mr. Fearon’s advice with respect to financial issues affecting our Company is specifically valued and utilized, especially through his participation as a member of our Audit Committee. As a sitting executive and leader at a multi-national corporation, Mr. Fearon is particularly equipped to advise our Board on current issues facing our Company.

Sandra Beach Lin

Ms. Sandra Beach Lin is an Independent Director of PolyOne Corporation. She is Retired President, Chief Executive Officer and Director of Calisolar, Inc. (now Silicor Materials Inc.), a solar silicon company, from August 2010 to 2011. She was Executive Vice President, then Corporate Executive Vice President, at Celanese Corporation, a global hybrid chemical company, from 2007 to 2010. We believe that Ms. Lin’s extensive senior executive experience, including as a Chief Executive Officer, leading global businesses in multiple industries provides her with valuable skills to serve on our Board. She has a deep understanding of the specialty chemicals industry, a strong operational foundation and wide-ranging international experience. Ms. Lin also serves as a director for two other public companies and one privately-held biomedical polymer company, which provides her with additional experience she utilizes while serving as a valued member of our Board.

Gregory Goff

Mr. Gregory J. Goff is an Independent Director of PolyOne Corporation. He is President and Chief Executive Officer since May 2010, and Chairman since December 2014, of Tesoro Corporation, a leading company in the independent refining and marketing business. He is also Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Tesoro Logistics LP, a NYSE-listed master limited partnership that owns, operates and develops crude oil and refined products and logistics assets, since April 2011. Prior to joining Tesoro in 2010, Mr. Goff worked for ConocoPhillips Corporation, an integrated energy company, where he held a number of senior leadership positions, most recently Senior Vice President Commercial from 2008 to 2010. We believe that, as a Board member with proven leadership capabilities and as an executive who has extensive international business experience across Europe, Asia and Latin America, Mr. Goff provides a unique perspective on our strategy and operations. Mr. Goff’s deep understanding of the energy industry and specialty chemical businesses provides valuable insight into PolyOne’s strategic planning. His experience as the Chief Executive Officer of a large, independent refining and petroleum products marketing company and his participation as a member of national trade associations provide him with valuable experience that can enhance our Board.

William Jellison

Mr. William R. Jellison is an Independent Director of Polyone Corporation. Retired Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Stryker Corporation, one of the world’s leading medical technology companies. Mr. Jellison served in this capacity from 2013 to 2016. Prior to joining Stryker, Mr. Jellison served as the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Dentsply International, the world’s largest manufacturer of professional dental products, from 1998 to 2013, except for a roughly two-year period of time between 2002 and 2005 when he was a Senior Vice President with full P&L responsibilities for some of Dentsply’s operating divisions located in the U.S., Europe and Asia. Mr. Jellison began his career with the Donnelly Corporation, a publicly traded international automotive parts supplier, where he served in several senior leadership roles, advancing to Vice President of Finance.We believe that Mr. Jellison brings a unique perspective, especially with respect to opportunities to further specialize in the healthcare industry. In addition, Mr. Jellison brings substantial financial experience from a large, publicly-traded company to the Board. And, his experience abroad provides him with diverse operating experiences in international markets, which provides the Board with a meaningful global business perspective. Mr. Jellison is able to use his experience in serving as an executive at a respected medtech company to guide our Board in driving further specialization.

Richard Lorraine

Mr. Richard A. Lorraine is an Independent Director of Polyone Corporation. He is Retired Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Eastman Chemical Company, a specialty chemicals company. Mr. Lorraine served in this capacity from 2003 to 2008. Mr. Lorraine also served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Occidental Chemical Company, a chemical manufacturing company, from 1995 to 2003. Mr. Lorraine provides our Board with the broad business perspective that he gained in extensive leadership roles in varying industries. He is particularly equipped to advise our Board and Audit Committee on financial issues affecting our Company due to his prior roles as chief financial officer. In addition, he has a significant international background and in-depth commercial experience. All of these attributes provide Mr. Lorraine with valuable skills that he shares with our Board.

Kim Mink

Dr. Kim Ann Mink, Ph.D. serves as Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Mink is Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Innophos Holdings, Inc., a leading international producer of performance-critical and nutritional functional ingredients, with applications in food, health and industrial specialties markets, since 2015. Prior to joining Innophos, Dr. Mink served as Business President of Elastomers, Electrical and Telecommunications at the Dow Chemical Company, a specialty chemicals provider, from September 2012 to December 2015. She joined Dow in April 2009 as Global General Manager, Performance Materials and President and Chief Executive Officer of ANGUS Chemical Co. (then a fully-owned subsidiary of Dow Chemical). Prior to joining Dow, she was Corporate Vice President and Global General Manager, Ion Exchange Resins at the Rohm and Haas Company (now a fully-owned subsidiary of Dow), where she spent more than 20 years serving in numerous senior roles with increasing responsibilities.As our newest Board member, we believe Dr. Mink provides us with valuable counsel related to her chemical and advanced materials background. Further, her experience as a Chief Executive Officer of a public company provides PolyOne with a diverse perspective when forming strategies to guide the direction of our Company. PolyOne also benefits from her experience and expertise in technology and varied end markets.

William Powell

Mr. William H. Powell is an Independent Director of Polyone Corporation. He is Retired Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of National Starch and Chemical Company, a specialty chemicals company. Mr. Powell served in this capacity from 1999 until his retirement in 2006. We believe that Mr. Powell’s previous employment as a Chief Executive Officer has provided him with the leadership skills that are important in serving as a Director of our Company. His prior employment in the specialty chemicals industry is particularly relevant. This experience gives him the knowledge and insight to provide valuable advice and strategic direction in addressing the issues facing our Company. Mr. Powell also serves as a director of other public companies, which provides him with experiences he can utilize when serving as a member of our Board.

Kerry Preete

Mr. Kerry J. Preete is an Independent Director of Polyone Corporation. Mr. Preete is Executive Vice President, Chief Strategy Officer for Monsanto Company, a leading global provider of technology-based solutions and agricultural products that improve farm productivity and food quality, since 2010. Mr. Preete was Monsanto Company’s President, Global Crop Protection Division from 2009 to 2010 and Vice President, International Commercial Business from 2008 to 2009. From 1985 to 2008, Mr. Preete served in various roles of increasing responsibility at Monsanto. Because of his broad experience at a leading, well-known company, we believe Mr. Preete brings an insightful perspective on running a successful, innovative company. Mr. Preete is specifically adept in not only thinking strategically, but also tactically, and these traits will be valuable to PolyOne as it continues into the future. Further, his global experience and understanding will assist PolyOne in its plans to operate in different regions and cultures, and we believe his global business acumen is relevant and transferable across industries. Mr. Preete’s operational foundation, strategic expertise, and global experience are assets to PolyOne’s Board. .

William Wulfsohn

Mr. William A. Wulfsohn is an Independent Director of Polyone Corporation. He is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ashland Global Holdings Inc., a global leader in providing specialty chemical solutions to customers in a wide range of customer and industrial markets, since January 2015. He is also Non-Executive Chairman of Valvoline Inc., a majority-owned subsidiary of Ashland Global Holdings and a leading worldwide producer and distributer of premium-branded automotive, commercial and industrial lubricants and automotive chemicals, since September 2016. From July 2010 until December 2014, Mr. Wulfsohn was President and Chief Executive Officer of Carpenter Technology Corporation, a manufacturer of stainless steel, titanium and other specialty metals and engineered products, and was a director of Carpenter from April 2009 until December 2014. We believe that Mr. Wulfsohn is a valuable addition to our Board. He is a proven leader, with deep and varied experience in technology and successful business operations. His background in managing operations in Europe and Asia/Pacific provides him with international expertise that can be of value to PolyOne. Further, we believe his experience as a Chief Executive Officer of publicly-traded specialty companies has given him unique skills to assist in providing guidance on PolyOne’s continuing transformation.

Eric Swanson