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UNITED STATES
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20549

FORM 8-K

CURRENT REPORT
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the
Securities Exchange Act of 1934

Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): April 29, 2020
PolyOne Corporation
(Exact Name of Registrant as Specified in Its Charter)

Ohio1-1609134-1730488
(State or Other Jurisdiction of Incorporation) (Commission File Number)(IRS Employer Identification No.)

PolyOne Center
33587 Walker Road
Avon Lake, Ohio 44012
(Address of Principal Executive Offices) (Zip Code)
Registrant’s telephone number, including area code: (440) 930-1000
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Title of each classTrading Symbol(s)Name of each exchange on which registered
Common Shares, par value $.01 per sharePOLNew York Stock Exchange

Indicate by check mark whether the registrant is an emerging growth company as defined in Rule 405 of the Securities Act of 1933 (§230.405 of this chapter) or Rule 12b-2 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (§240.12b-2 of this chapter).
Emerging growth company
If an emerging growth company, indicate by check mark if the registrant has elected not to use the extended transition period for complying with any new or revised financial accounting standards provided pursuant to Section 13(a) of the Exchange Act.




Item 8.01  Other Events.

As previously disclosed, on December 19, 2019, PolyOne Corporation ("PolyOne") entered into a definitive share purchase agreement (the “Agreement”) with Clariant AG (“Clariant”), and a wholly owned subsidiary of PolyOne (“PolyOne India”) entered into a definitive business transfer agreement (the “BTA”) with Clariant Chemicals (India) Limited, an indirect majority-owned subsidiary of Clariant (“Clariant India”). Pursuant to the Agreement and the BTA, PolyOne has agreed to acquire the masterbatch business of Clariant (the “Masterbatches Business of Clariant Ltd”). The closing of the acquisition is expected to occur in mid-2020, subject to the satisfaction or waiver of customary closing conditions. PolyOne has obtained all pre-closing regulatory approvals in connection with the acquisition.

The audited combined financial statements of the Masterbatches Business of Clariant Ltd, which comprise the combined balance sheets as of December 31, 2019 and 2018, the related combined statements of income, statements of comprehensive income, statements of changes in equity and statements of cash flows for the years then ended and related notes thereto, are filed as Exhibit 99.1 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

The unaudited pro forma condensed combined balance sheet as of December 31, 2019 and the unaudited pro forma condensed combined statements of income for the year ended December 31, 2019 giving effect to PolyOne’s acquisition of the Masterbatches Business of Clariant Ltd are filed as Exhibit 99.2 to this Current Report on Form 8-K.

Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits
(d) Exhibits:




SIGNATURES

Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

POLYONE CORPORATION
By: /s/ Bradley C. Richardson
Name: Bradley C. Richardson
Title: Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
Dated: April 29, 2020