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Related Party Transactions and Outside Related Director Information

A. Schulman, Inc. (SHLM)

11/9/2005 Proxy Information

On October 21, 2005, the Corporation and Barington Companies Equity Partners, L.P., Barington Companies Investors, LLC, Barington Companies Offshore Fund, Ltd. (BVI), Barington Companies Advisors, LLC, Barington Capital Group, L.P., LNA Capital Corp., James Mitarotonda, Parche, LLC, Starboard Value & Opportunity Fund, LLC, Admiral Advisors, LLC, Ramius Capital Group, LLC, C4S & Co., LLC, Peter A. Cohen, Morgan B. Stark, Jeffrey M. Solomon, Thomas W. Strauss, Millenco, L.P., Millennium Management, L.L.C., Israel A. Englander, RJG Capital Partners, L.P., RJG Capital Management, LLC, Ronald Gross, D.B. Zwirn Special Opportunities Fund, L.P., D.B. Zwirn Special Opportunities Fund (TE), L.P., D.B. Zwirn Special Opportunities Fund, Ltd., HCM/ Z Special Opportunities LLC, D.B. Zwirn & Co., L.P., DBZ GP, LLC, Zwirn Holdings, LLC and Daniel B. Zwirn (collectively, the “Barington Group”) entered into the Agreement. Among other things, the Agreement provides that:

• the Barington Group withdraw its notice of intent to nominate persons for election as directors at the Corporation’s 2005 Annual Meeting and agreed to abide by certain standstill provisions until the Corporation’s 2007 Annual Meeting;

• the Corporation would work together with representatives of the Barington Group to create a plan to improve the Corporation’s operations and profitability;

• the Corporation would implement a number of corporate governance improvements, including (i) establishing a lead independent Director; (ii) implementing a regular evaluation of the Corporation’s rights agreement by the Board’s independent directors; and (iii) submitting Proposal 2 for approval by the Corporation’s stockholders;

• the Corporation would reimburse the Barington Group, up to an aggregate maximum of $150,000, for the expenses incurred by the Barington Group in connection with the Agreement and all related activities and matters; and

• the Board of Directors would appoint James A. Mitarotonda and another person independent of the Corporation and the Barington Group as Directors.

Mr. Mitarotonda is affiliated with several members of the Barington Group and is also a party to the Agreement in his individual capacity. For more information relating to the Barington Group, see Security Ownership of Management and Certain Beneficial Owners herein, the most recent Schedule 13D/ A filed by the Barington Group with the SEC on October 25, 2005, and the Form 8-K filed by the Corporation with the SEC on October 24, 2005.

10/24/2005 8K Information

On October 21, 2005, A. Schulman, Inc. (the “Company”) entered into an agreement (the “Agreement”) with a group of investors led by Barington Capital Group, L.P. (such entities, collectively, the “Barington Group”) that will avoid a proxy contest for the election of directors at the Company’s 2005 annual meeting of stockholders. Collectively, the Barington Group is the beneficial owner of approximately 8.8% of the Company’s outstanding shares of common stock. James A. Mitarotonda is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Barington Group.

11/7/2003 and 11/10/2004 Proxy Information

No related party transactions or special relationships reported for this company. Director relationships marked "Outside Related" at this firm will most often be former executives of the company. Additional information regarding these relationships will be added during our regular updates.