PolyOne Board Elects William R. Jellison as Director

October 7, 2015

CLEVELAND – October 7, 2015 – PolyOne Corporation (NYSE: POL), a leading global provider of specialized polymer materials, services and solutions, announced that its Board of Directors has elected William R. Jellison as an independent director effective today. He will serve on the Audit Committee, and his election expands the number of PolyOne directors to 11.

Mr. Jellison, 57, is vice president and chief financial officer of Stryker Corporation (NYSE: SYK), one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, where he is responsible for all areas of international finance, including accounting, planning and analysis, SEC reporting, acquisition valuations, internal audit, tax and treasury. His prior experience includes 15 years at Dentsply, and among his leadership positions over that time were CFO and senior vice president with business unit accountability for operations in the United States, Europe and Asia. Mr. Jellison also spent 18 years with Donnelly Corporation where he held multiple financial management and executive positions, including  vice  president  of  finance,  treasurer  and  corporate  controller. He earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Hope College in Holland, Michigan and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

“We are extremely pleased that Bill has joined PolyOne as a director,” said Stephen D. Newlin, executive chairman, PolyOne Board of Directors. “His diverse background and experience augment the skill sets of our already strong Board.”

Robert M. Patterson, president and chief executive officer, PolyOne Corporation, added, “Bill’s deep knowledge of the healthcare market will be very helpful as we target and pursue growth in that key segment, and I look forward to his insights and input as part of our Board.”

Commenting on his election, Mr. Jellison said, “I’m pleased to be joining the talented Board of PolyOne Corporation. The company has a proven track record of transformation and growth, and I look forward to contributing to its future success in my new role as a director.”

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


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