PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at Jana Babáka Primary School in Brno, Czech Republic

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PPG #Brno–PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™
project in Brno, Czech Republic, that helped to brighten the local Jana
Babáka primary school. 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 Brno, where PPG operates a Shared Services Center with
about 320 employees.

The project brought together more than 100 PPG volunteers from the
Shared Services Center and the company’s architectural coatings
business, along with about 40 teachers and 80 parents of students at the
school. Also, about 80 students helped to design colorful murals to
brightening and updating interior corridors. Together, the group spent
three days revitalizing interiors and exteriors of the school, including
beautifying the entrances and the walls surrounding the playground. PPG
provided about $18,500 to assist with the project, including about 210
gallons (800 liters) of its Balakryl brand paint products and Czech
brand Primalex.

“No significant investments had been made to upgrade the Jana Babáka
school since it was built in the 1950s, and we thought it would benefit
the community to give the building a more modern look,” said Iris
Finger, PPG managing director of the Brno Shared Services Center. “This
revitalization would not be possible without all the volunteers who
participated in this inspiring project, which we are sure will bring
happiness to both the students and teachers at the school.”

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
Communications, EMEA
Corporate Communications