PolyOne Appoints Scott J. Leffler, Vice President, Treasurer

March 11, 2015

CLEVELAND, March 11, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, today announced that
Scott J. Leffler has been appointed vice president and Treasurer.

Mr. Leffler will now be responsible for all aspects of the company's capital structure, cash management, insurance and capital markets transactions.  He was appointed to this position after serving as the company's vice president of Financial Planning and Analysis since 2013, and he will retain those responsibilities while in his new role as Treasurer.  He replaces
Daniel J. O'Bryon who has accepted a Chief Financial Officer position with a Florida-based company.

Mr. Leffler joined PolyOne in 2008 as senior finance manager in Corporate Treasury and was later promoted to finance director, South America, while based in the company's offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  He began his career in the financial services industry, working in both trading and banking.  Mr. Leffler earned a bachelor's degree in economics and history from Yale University and an MBA in finance from Emory University.

"Scott's breadth of skills and diverse background will be instrumental as he manages and builds PolyOne's Treasury function," said
Bradley C. Richardson, executive vice president and Chief Financial Officer.  "We are extremely pleased to have Scott in this expanded role, and we wish Dan all the best in his future endeavors after serving PolyOne so well during his tenure here."

About PolyOne

PolyOne Corporation, with 2014 revenues of $3.8 billion, is a premier provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company is dedicated to serving customers in diverse industries around the globe, by creating value through collaboration, innovation and an unwavering commitment to excellence. Guided by its Core Values, Sustainability Promise and No Surprises PledgeSM, PolyOne is committed to its customers, employees, communities and shareholders through ethical, sustainable and fiscally responsible principles. For more information, visit www.polyone.com.

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SOURCE PolyOne Corporation

Investor Relations Contact: Eric R. Swanson, Director, Investor Relations, PolyOne Corporation, +1 440-930-1018, eric.swanson@polyone.com; Media Contact: Kyle G. Rose, Vice President, Corporate Communications, PolyOne Corporation, +1 440-930-3162, kyle.rose@polyone.com

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