PPG Begins COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at Jahn Ferenc Hospital in Budapest

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PPG #CSR–PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that it has begun a COLORFUL
COMMUNITIES™ project in Budapest to revitalize the maternity department
at the Jahn Ferenc Hospital. The Colorful Communities program
provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions
to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates
around the world, such as in Budapest, which is home to the PPG Trilak
architectural coatings plant.

The project kickoff last weekend brought together more than 30 PPG
volunteers, who spent a day revitalizing a hallway in the hospital’s
maternity department. PPG is providing $20,000, including new Héra Clean
waterborne, washable interior paint and Trinát Aqua trim paint, to help
repaint the entire maternity ward by the end of this year.

The Jahn Ferenc Hospital maternity department has 81 beds, sees more
than 5,000 patients each year and includes more than 43,000 square feet
(more than 4,000 square meters) of walls that will be repainted as part
of the PPG project. So far, the hallway and waiting room have been
brightened with colorful designs to welcome mothers-to-be and their

“As Hungary’s leading paint factory, it is important to us at PPG Trilak
to help those in need and demonstrate our corporate social
responsibility,” said István Miavecz, PPG Trilak managing director,
architectural coatings, Hungary. “We are excited to start our first Colorful
project for PPG in Hungary, and we hope to plan more
local charitable projects in the future.”

The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative
for community engagement efforts, with the aim to protect and beautify
the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. The program
increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities by adding $10
million to support efforts made during a 10-year period. It supports
projects that transform community assets, providing PPG volunteers and
donated PPG products. PPG completed 11 Colorful Communities
projects in 2015, and it expects to complete about 30 more this year.

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG
communities around the world. We donated more than $7.8 million in 2015
to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing
in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and
develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and
specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact
for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer
efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com
and follow @PPG_Communities
on Twitter.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $15.3 billion in 2015.
We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

We protect and beautify the world and Colorful Communities
are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG
Industries Ohio, Inc.


PPG Media Contact:
Ken Armistead, +44 1924 354848
EMEA Region,
Silvey, +1 412-434-3046
Corporate Communications