Washington, DC 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of report (Date of earliest event reported): February 2, 2009
(Exact name of registrant as specified in charter)
Ohio   1-16091   34-1730488
(State or other   (Commission   (I.R.S.
jurisdiction of   File Number)   Employer
incorporation)       Identification
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
(Former name or former address, if changed since last report.)
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Item 2.02. Results of Operations and Financial Condition.
On February 5, 2009, PolyOne Corporation (the "Company") issued a press release, furnished herewith as Exhibit 99.1, announcing earnings for the fourth quarter and fiscal year 2008. The press release shall not be deemed to be "filed" under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934.
Item 2.06. Material Impairments.
On February 2, 2009, management of the Company determined that a non-cash goodwill impairment charge of approximately $170 million related to the Company's Geon Compounds and Specialty Coatings reporting units within the Performance Products and Solutions Segment will be required in the fourth quarter of 2008.
This non-cash goodwill impairment charge reflects an increase in the Company's cost of capital due primarily to the significant deterioration in the capital markets during the fourth quarter and the related decline in market value of equity and debt securities. The cost of capital is used to discount future cash flows and is a key assumption used in estimating the fair value of a business. The impairment also reflects a reduction in the near-term earnings outlook for the Geon Compounds and Specialty Coatings reporting units.
This goodwill impairment charge is preliminary, is based on management's best estimates and may be revised based on a full valuation study of these two reporting units.
Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.
     (d) Exhibits.
Exhibit 99.1 — Press release dated February 5, 2009.



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.
  By:   /s/ Lisa K. Kunkle    
    Name:   Lisa K. Kunkle   
    Title:   Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary   
Dated: February 5, 2009



No.   Description
  Press release dated February 5, 2009