OMNOVA Solutions Inc. (NYSE: OMN) was created in 1999 when GenCorp Inc. (formerly the General Tire and Rubber Company) spun off its specialty chemicals and decorative products businesses into a new, independent, publicly-traded company. Today, OMNOVA operates two business units. Performance Chemicals, an innovator of emulsion polymer coatings, adhesives and binders and specialty chemicals, makes up about 76% of the Companyâ€™s sales. Engineered Surfaces, a designer/manufacturer of decorative and functional surfaces such as coated fabrics and laminates, comprises the remaining 24%. OMNOVAâ€™s products provide a variety of important functional and aesthetic benefits to countless items that people use every day. The Company holds leading positions in key market categories. While the OMNOVA name was created in 1999, many of the businesses have been enjoying leadership positions for well over 50 years. OMNOVAâ€™s leading positions have been built through innovative new products, customized product solutions, respected brands, strong technical expertise, well-established distribution channels and long-standing customer relationships. While OMNOVA has been serving global customers for many years, it significantly increased its international manufacturing capabilities with the acquisition of French-based specialty chemicals producer ELIOKEM International in 2010. The acquisition added chemical plants in France, China, India and the U.S. In total, OMNOVA has design, technical development, manufacturing and administrative facilities in nine countries, with the greatest presence in the U.S., Europe/U.K., China, Thailand and India. OMNOVA is a technology-based company with 2013 sales of $1.0 billion and a global workforce of approximately 2,300. OMNOVA is an innovator of emulsion polymers, specialty chemicals, and functional and decorative surfaces for a variety of commercial, industrial and residential end uses.