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Omnova Solutions names three directors

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Staff writer | Fairlawn, Oh., USA | March 18, 2010
Omnova SolutionsMarch 18, 2010, Fairlawn, Oh., USA - Omnova Solutions, a technology-based company, announced that it has re-elected David J. D'Antoni, Steven W. Percy and Allan R. Rothwell to serve as directors of the Company.
In September 2004, David J. D'Antoni retired from his positions as Senior Vice President and Group Operating Officer of Ashland Inc. (a chemical, energy and transportation construction company), positions he had held since 1988 and 1999, respectively.

Mr. D'Antoni previously served as President of APAC, Inc. and as President of Ashland Chemical Company. Mr. D'Antoni has been a director of Omnova Solutions since 2003 and is a member of the Compensation and Corporate Governance Committee.

Steven W. Percy was Senior Vice President – Refining, Marketing & Transportation of Phillips Petroleum, Bartlesville, Oklahoma (a petroleum extraction, refining and distribution company) from June 2000 to March 2001.

Previously, Mr. Percy served as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of BP America, Inc., from 1996 to March 1999, and as Executive Vice President of BP America and President of BP Oil in the United States from 1992 to 1996. Mr. Percy has been a director of Omnova Solutions since 1999. He is Chairman of the Audit Committee and is a member of the Executive Committee.

In April 2006, Allan R. Rothwell retired from his position as Executive Vice President of Eastman Chemical Company (a global chemical company which manufactures and markets a broad portfolio of chemicals, fibers and plastics) and President of its Voridian division, a position he had held since January 2002.

Previously, Mr. Rothwell had served as President, Polymer Group from 2001 to 2002; President, Chemicals Group from 1999 to 2001; and Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer from 1998 to 1999, in each case for Eastman Chemical Company. Mr. Rothwell joined the board of Omnova Solutions in January 2010 and was recently appointed as a member of the Audit Committee.