HOUSTON, March 16 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- ICO, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICOC), global producer of custom polymer powders and plastic film concentrates, today announced that it has set March 17, 2010 as the record date for the determination of stockholders entitled to vote at its upcoming special meeting of stockholders. At the special meeting, ICO's stockholders will be asked to adopt the merger agreement entered into by ICO and A. Schulman, Inc. ("Schulman") which provides for a merger in which ICO will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of Schulman. The meeting date for the special meeting is tentatively scheduled for April 28, 2010, pending completion of the Securities and Exchange Commission's review of Schulman's registration statement.
In connection with the proposed transaction, A. Schulman has filed a Registration Statement on Form S-4 with the SEC (Reg. No. 333-164085) containing a preliminary proxy statement/prospectus regarding the proposed merger. STOCKHOLDERS OF ICO ARE ENCOURAGED TO READ THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT AND ANY OTHER RELEVANT DOCUMENTS FILED WITH THE SEC, INCLUDING THE PROXY STATEMENT/ PROSPECTUS THAT IS PART OF THE REGISTRATION STATEMENT, BECAUSE THEY CONTAIN IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT THE PROPOSED MERGER. The final proxy statement/prospectus will be mailed to stockholders of ICO. Investors and security holders will be able to obtain the documents free of charge at the SEC's website, www.sec.gov , from A. Schulman, Inc. at its website, www.aschulman.com , or from ICO, Inc. at its website, www.icopolymers.com , or 1811 Bering Drive, Suite 200, Houston, Texas, 77057, attention: Corporate Secretary.This communication shall not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to buy any securities, nor shall there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer, solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction.