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RPM INTERNATIONAL INC/DE/ filed this Form 8-K on 12/12/2017
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Calfee, Halter & Griswold, LLP

December 12, 2017

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right to intervene in any legal proceeding pursuant to Section 8.02(c) of the Indenture, (iv) the extent that any delay contemplated by Section 8.05 of the Indenture exceeds the applicable statute of limitations, (v) any purported exemption from extra-contractual liability under Article XV of the Indenture, and (vi) any purported right of indemnification or exculpation with respect to illegal acts, intentional torts, gross negligence, willful conduct, or violations of securities laws.

The foregoing opinion is based solely on a review of generally applicable laws of the State of New York and not on the basis of any review of any orders, decrees, judgments or other determinations that may be specifically applicable to the Company.

For the purpose of rendering the foregoing opinion, we have examined only (i) the Indenture, (ii) the form of the Notes contained in the Indenture, and (iii) your opinions of counsel, dated the date of the Indenture and the date hereof (the “Calfee Opinions”). Other than our review of the foregoing documents, we have not reviewed any other documents or made any independent investigation whatsoever for the purposes of rendering this opinion, and we make no representation as to the scope or sufficiency of our document review for your purposes. With your permission, our opinion is qualified in all respects by the scope of such document examination.

In rendering the foregoing opinion, we have made such examination of New York laws as we have deemed relevant for the purposes hereof. We have not participated in any aspect of the negotiation, documentation or consummation of the transactions underlying or contemplated by, or entered into concurrently with, the Indenture or the Notes. Accordingly, we have, with your permission, assumed and relied, without independent investigation, upon inter alia, (i) the due formation, existence and good standing of the parties to the Indenture and the Notes, and the truth, accuracy and completeness of the representations contained in the Indenture and the Notes and made by the respective parties thereto, (ii) the due authorization, execution and valid delivery of the Indenture by the respective parties thereto, (iii) the due authorization, execution and issuance of the Notes in accordance with the Indenture, (iv) the legality, validity and binding effect of the Indenture with respect to the Trustee, (v) that any action taken by any Person in connection with the performance or enforcement of the Indenture or the Notes will be lawful, commercially reasonable and taken in good faith and that such Person will perform its obligations, or seek to enforce its rights, under the Indenture and the Notes only in circumstances and in a manner in which it is equitable and commercially reasonable to do so and otherwise in accordance with applicable law, (vi) the genuineness of all signatures, the authenticity of all documents submitted to us as originals, and the conformity with the original documents of all documents submitted to us as reproduced copies, and the authenticity of all such latter documents, and (vii) the accuracy of the matters addressed in the Calfee Opinions.

We express no opinion with respect to compliance by the Company or any other party with the disclosure or anti-fraud requirements of the New York “blue sky” laws or the effect of any non-compliance with such requirements on the enforceability of the Indenture or the Notes.

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