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PPG foundation supports Rome Grade School hands-on learning projects

DIX, Ill., Dec. 12, 2014 – Donna Burlison (center), customer service representative at PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mount Vernon, Illinois, presents a PPG Industries Foundation check for $1,000 to Rome Grade School teachers Chad Beckham (left) and Janelle Edwards (right). Mr. Beckham and Ms. Edwards will be engaging students with hands-on projects funded by the grant.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where it operates and the schools where its employees are involved,” Burlison said. “I know that my grandchildren, MaKayla Oliver (left) and Rylee Arnett (right), will benefit from the projects along with their classmates.”

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employees' volunteerism and board service with nonprofit organizations. For more information, visit www.ppgfoundation.com.

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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Chris Campbell
PPG Industries – Mount Vernon Plant
618-244-1414 x106