SEC Form 4
FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

Filed pursuant to Section 16(a) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934
or Section 30(h) of the Investment Company Act of 1940
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1. Name and Address of Reporting Person*
HOHMAN JAMES J

(Last) (First) (Middle)
175 GHENT ROAD

(Street)
FAIRLAWN OH 44333-3300

(City) (State) (Zip)
2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
OMNOVA SOLUTIONS INC [ OMN ]
5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
(Check all applicable)
Director 10% Owner
X Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)
VP; Pres Performance Chemicals
3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
07/02/2012
4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line)
X Form filed by One Reporting Person
Form filed by More than One Reporting Person
Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
Common Stock 07/02/2012 M (1) 2,400 A $4.15 253,783.515 D
Common Stock 07/02/2012 S 4,800 D $8 248,983.515 D
Common Stock 07/03/2012 M (1) 12,600 A $4.15 261,583.515 D
Common Stock 07/03/2012 S 9,800 D $8 251,783.515 D
Common Stock 07/03/2012 S 20,400 D $8.03 231,383.515 D
Common Stock 33,465.4 (2) I Plan Trust
Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
(e.g., puts, calls, warrants, options, convertible securities)
1. Title of Derivative Security (Instr. 3) 2. Conversion or Exercise Price of Derivative Security 3. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 3A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 4. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 5. Number of Derivative Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 6. Date Exercisable and Expiration Date (Month/Day/Year) 7. Title and Amount of Securities Underlying Derivative Security (Instr. 3 and 4) 8. Price of Derivative Security (Instr. 5) 9. Number of derivative Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 4) 10. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 11. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
Code V (A) (D) Date Exercisable Expiration Date Title Amount or Number of Shares
Stock Options (Right to Buy) $4.15 07/02/2012 M (1) 2,400 06/11/2003 12/12/2012 Common Stock 2,400 $0.00 12,600 D
Stock Options (Right to Buy) $4.15 07/03/2012 M (1) 12,600 06/11/2003 12/12/2012 Common Stock 12,600 $0.00 0 D
Explanation of Responses:
1. These shares represent shares acquired uopn the exercise of options granted under the OMNOVA Solutions Inc Amended and Restated 1999 Equity and Performance Incentive Plan on December 12,2002. The options became exercisable in 25% increments on 6/11/03; 12/12/03; 12/12/04 and 12/12/05 and are due to expire later this year on 12/12/12.
2. Shares held in the OMNOVA Solutions Retirement Savings Plan as of 07/02/2012 per the Plan Administrator's Records.
Remarks:
Kristine C. Syrvalin, Attorney-in-fact for James J. Hohman 07/03/2012
** Signature of Reporting Person Date
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