SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of
the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) May 24, 2011
RPM INTERNATIONAL INC.
(Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter)
|(State or other jurisdiction
|2628 Pearl Road, P.O. Box 777, Medina, Ohio
|(Address of principal executive offices)
Registrants telephone number, including area code: (330) 273-5090
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 1.01 Entry into a Material Definitive Agreement
On May 24, 2011, RPM International Inc. (the Company) entered into an Underwriting Agreement
(the Underwriting Agreement) with Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith Incorporated and Wells
Fargo Securities, LLC, as representatives of the several underwriters named therein (collectively,
the Underwriters), providing for the offer and sale by the Company of $150 million aggregate
principal amount of 6.125% Notes due 2019 (the Notes). The Notes are a further issuance of the
$300 million aggregate principal amount of 6.125% Notes due 2019 initially issued by RPM on October
The Underwriting Agreement includes customary representations, warranties and covenants by the
Company. It also provides for customary indemnification by each of the Company and the
Underwriters against certain liabilities and customary contribution provisions in respect of those
The foregoing description of the material terms of the Underwriting Agreement is qualified in
its entirety by reference to the Underwriting Agreement which is filed herewith as Exhibit 1.1 and
is incorporated herein by reference. Certain of the Underwriters and their related entities have
engaged and may engage in various financial advisory, commercial banking and investment banking
transactions with the Company in the ordinary course of their business, for which they have
received, or will receive, customary compensation and expense reimbursement.
Item 8.01 Other Events.
Sale of Notes
On May 24, 2011, the Company agreed to sell $150 million aggregate principal amount of its
Notes pursuant to the Underwriting Agreement. The sale of the Notes closed on May 27, 2011. The
offering was priced at 108.090% of the $150.0 million principal amount of Notes to be issued,
together with accrued interest to, and excluding, the closing date. At that price, the Notes have
a yield to maturity of 4.934%.
The expected net proceeds will be approximately $162 million before deducting discounts,
commissions and estimated offering expenses. The Company intends to use the net proceeds from the
offering of the Notes for general corporate purposes, including working capital and possible
acquisitions of complementary businesses or other assets. The Company expects to apply a portion
of the net proceeds to fund its increased minority interest in Kemrock Industries and Exports Ltd.
(Kemrock), a fully integrated fiberglass reinforced plastic composites manufacturer located in
India. The actual amount of proceeds used for this purpose depends on the results of a tender
offer made to Kemrock shareholders. Although the Company has an approximately $40 million letter
of credit supporting the maximum amount of its potential tender offer obligations, the Company
expects that the actual amount of the proceeds that will be used for this purpose will be
substantially less than that amount.
The offering of the Notes was registered under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended (the
Securities Act), and is being made pursuant to the Companys Registration Statement on Form S-3
(File No. 333-173395) and the Prospectus included therein (the Registration Statement), filed by
the Company with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the Commission) on February 14, 2008,
and the Prospectus Supplement relating thereto dated May 24, 2011 and filed with the Commission on
May 25, 2011 pursuant to Rule 424(b)(5) promulgated under the Securities Act.