PPG Completes First 11 COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Projects in 2015

Four additional projects to revitalize community spaces underway

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) announced that it has completed 11 projects
around the world since launching the COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ initiative in
May as part of its global charitable efforts, and it has initiated four
additional projects slated for completion in 2016. The Colorful
program provides PPG employee volunteers and PPG
products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality
to communities where the company 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.

For the 11 Colorful Communities projects completed to date, 2,572
gallons (about 9,735 liters) of PPG paint products were used, and PPG
granted more than $209,000 in funding to partner organizations.
Additionally, more than 830 PPG volunteers have donated more than 4,800
volunteer hours to help brighten communities by painting, planting
flowers, cleaning and contributing to educational resources. The
completed Colorful Communities projects have helped revitalize:

Additionally, PPG has already committed nearly $100,000 in funding for Colorful
projects underway in Oak Creek, Wisconsin; Dartmouth,
Nova Scotia, Canada; the Ronzier neighborhood of Valenciennes, France;
and Sumaré, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

“We are very excited about the early success of our global Colorful
initiative and eager to offer PPG employees around the
world many more opportunities to volunteer their time and talent for
community-brightening projects,” said PPG Corporate Global Social
Responsibility Executive Director Sue Sloan. “Backed by our capable
employees and high-quality products, we look forward to continuing to
bring vitality to organizations through the global Colorful
program in the coming year.”

The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative
for its community engagement efforts, aiming to enhance, protect and
beautify the neighborhoods where the company operates. Together with
community partners and PPG employee volunteers, the program supports
projects that transform community spaces using PPG products.

In 2014, PPG and the PPG Industries Foundation donated more than $5.7
million to hundreds of community organizations across 24 countries
around the world. These investments focused on: education programs that
teach young people skills needed to succeed in studies and careers
related to science, technology, engineering and math, such as jobs in
advanced manufacturing; revitalization programs for buildings and
community spaces; and organizations important to employees through grant
and matching-funds programs.

PPG Industries and the PPG Industries Foundation aim to create brighter,
more colorful communities where PPG has a presence around the world. 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. With the support of our workforce,
financial contributions and PPG products, we help revitalize our
communities. 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.


PPG Industries’ vision is to be the world’s leading coatings company by
consistently delivering high-quality, innovative and sustainable
solutions that customers trust to protect and beautify their products
and surroundings. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and
color, PPG provides added value to customers in construction, consumer
products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets to
enhance more surfaces in more ways than does any other company. Founded
in 1883, PPG has global headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more
than 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2014 were
$15.4 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange
(symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com
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Bringing innovation to the surface and Colorful Communities
are trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


PPG Corporate Communications
Mark Silvey, 412-434-3046