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The identified accounting errors had no effect on RPM's reported annual results for fiscal 2013. These errors also had no effect on RPM's "as-adjusted" results reported in its earnings releases for fiscal 2013, or on its reported interim and annual results for fiscal 2014.
RPM originally accrued
- The estimated loss contingency for the first quarter of fiscal 2013 was understated by
$11.4 million, producing an overstatement of net income of $7.2 million;
- The estimated loss contingency for the second quarter of fiscal 2013 was understated by
$16.9 million, producing an overstatement of net income of $10.8 million; and
- The estimated loss contingency for the third quarter of fiscal 2013 was overstated by
$28.3 million, producing an understatement of net income of $18.0.
The audit committee determined that the accounting errors described above did not result from intentional misconduct. Management has determined the material weakness in the company's internal controls that caused the timing issues on accrual recognition and disclosure no longer existed as of
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