December 12, 2016

Kathy Oswald Elected to A. Schulman Board of Directors

AKRON, Ohio, Dec. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- A. Schulman, Inc. (Nasdaq: SHLM) announced today that Kathleen M. Oswald has joined its Board of Directors. Oswald (67) was elected to the Board at the Company's annual meeting of stockholders held on December 9, 2016.

For the past nine years, Oswald has served as Senior Vice President and Chief Human Resources Officer of Detroit-based Henry Ford Health System, one of the nation's leading comprehensive, integrated non-profit health systems. In this role, she is responsible for all aspects of human resources for approximately 24,000 employees, including, but not limited to, succession planning, leadership and physician development and talent selection.

She began her career with the Chrysler Corporation, where she held various positions of increasing responsibility during her 28-year tenure. She retired from the automotive manufacturer in 2000 as its Chief Administrative Officer.

"Kathy is a proven business leader with a deep understanding of performance management, as well as having a distinguished track record in the global automotive industry," said Joseph M. Gingo, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer. "Her insight and experience will be of value to us as we move forward in restoring A. Schulman's operational and financial performance with a healthy sense of urgency."

About A. Schulman, Inc. 
A. Schulman, Inc. is a leading international supplier of high-performance plastic compounds and resins headquartered in Akron, Ohio. Since 1928, the Company has been providing innovative solutions to meet its customers' demanding requirements. The Company's customers span a wide range of markets such as packaging, mobility, building & construction, electronics & electrical, agriculture, personal care & hygiene, sports, leisure & home, custom services and others. The Company employs approximately 4,800 people and has 54 manufacturing facilities globally. A. Schulman reported net sales of approximately $2.5 billion for the fiscal year ended August 31, 2016. Additional information about A. Schulman can be found at



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