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PPG awards RMB 330,000 in scholarships to students from 10 Chinese universities in 2014

PPG representatives Kevin Ni, operations director for coatings in China (fourth from right, back row); Isabella Zhou, human resources director for automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings, Asia Pacific (third from right, back row); and Autumn Lu, manager of corporate and government affairs, Asia Pacific (fifth from left, back row), attended the PPG scholarship awarding ceremony at Nankai University.

Shan Qi, plant manager of PPG’s manufacturing facility in Tianjin (far right), and Larry Li, human resources manager for the Tianjin facility (third from left), presented PPG scholarships at Tianjin University.

BEIJING, Dec. 15, 2014 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) recently staged awarding ceremonies for its 2014 China Scholarship Program at 10 Chinese universities. PPG has sponsored scholarships for Chinese students each year since 2003. This year, the total scholarship amount reaches RMB 330,000.

Administered by the PPG Global Charitable Contributions Program, PPG’s China scholarship program recognizes high-achieving students in chemistry-related disciplines and helps them realize academic goals. To date, the program has awarded more than 800 scholarships to Chinese students.

“This program demonstrates PPG’s strong commitment to education and to China,” said Cathy Yan, PPG general manager, corporate and government affairs, Asia Pacific. “It is a win-win project because we are able to reward and encourage top university students and at the same time continue our talent search and development efforts. PPG will launch new school-enterprise cooperation programs next year to engage and benefit more college students in China.”

In 2014, the 10 universities participating in PPG’s China scholarship program are:

  • Beijing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics
  • Beijing University of Chemical Technology
  • East China University of Science and Technology
  • Jilin University
  • Nanjing University
  • Nanjing University of Technology
  • Nankai University
  • South China University of Technology
  • Tianjin University
  • Wuhan University of Technology

In addition, PPG partnered with Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics to establish a Science Innovation Fund to engage college students in the company’s scientific research and innovation programs.

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction 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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.
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Hunter Lee
PPG China
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