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PPG celebrates 50th anniversary of DURANAR coatings in 2017
PPG announced that it is celebrating the 50th anniversary of DURANAR® coatings throughout 2017, commemorating the introduction in 1967 of one of the industry’s first high-performance polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) coatings for metal building components.

PPG announces price increase for packaging coatings
PPG today announced that it is implementing price increases and surcharges to offset a significant rise in raw material costs. The price changes will impact packaging coatings products globally as contracts permit.

PPG certification training programs keep techs on top
PPG continues to address evolving automotive refinish technologies with ongoing comprehensive certification training programs designed to keep paint technicians at the forefront of the industry. As original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) introduce more complex and exotic finishes, PPG is making sure refinish technicians are prepared to meet the challenges the new finishes present.

PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project in Gamchun Cultural Community of Busan, South Korea
PPG today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that helped to revitalize the streets of the Gamchun Cultural Community in Busan, South Korea. 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 Busan, where PPG has a manufacturing facility.

PPG submits revised proposal to AkzoNobel to combine companies
PPG today announced that it submitted a revised proposal on April 24, 2017, for a combination with Akzo Nobel N.V. (AKZA.AS; AKZOY).

PPG directors announce quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share
The board of directors of PPG today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 40 cents per share, payable June 12 to shareholders of record May 10.

PPG highlights reduced emissions, waste and energy use in 2016
PPG today announced that it achieved its goals to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and waste four years ahead of its 2020 target. The company made the announcement as it released its 2016 Corporate Sustainability Report, which details PPG’s progress toward achieving its 2020 sustainability goals. The report is available at sustainability.ppg.com.

PPG marks successful 2016, reports strong financials at annual meeting
PPG today held its annual meeting of shareholders in Pittsburgh, where Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Michael H. McGarry reviewed the company’s continued strategic progress and highlighted its strong financial performance.

PPG reports first quarter 2017 financial results
PPG today reported first quarter 2017 net sales of about $3.6 billion, up 1 percent versus the prior year. Net sales in local currencies grew nearly 3 percent year-over-year, aided by sales volume growth of 2 percent.

PPG Issues Statement
PPG today issued a statement in connection with its proposal to AkzoNobel (AKZA.AS:AKZOY) to form a combined company.

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