Corporate Governance

The Board of Directors of A. Schulman, Inc. has adopted specific governance guidelines to assist it in following corporate practices that serve the best interests of the Corporation and its stockholders.

The Board of Directors intends that these guidelines serve as a flexible framework within which the Board may conduct its business, not as a set of binding legal obligations.

The guidelines should be interpreted in the context of all applicable laws, the Corporation's charter documents and other governing legal documents.