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PPG declares force majeure in western U.S. and Canada for glass products

PITTSBURGH, Sept. 10, 2015 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has declared force majeure on the production of architectural, residential and specialty glass products for customers located in the western U.S and Canada because of unanticipated mechanical production issues at its Fresno, California, flat glass manufacturing facility. The company has been unable to produce glass at the facility since Aug. 30. Although PPG is working to resume normal operations, there is currently no timeline for restoring production of commercial-grade glass at the facility.

"We are working to solve mechanical issues at the facility that are prohibiting production and affecting our ability to meet customers' demands at this time," said Richard Beuke, PPG vice president, flat glass. "PPG is working diligently to minimize disruptions to our customers by supplying glass from other manufacturing facilities and bringing the Fresno facility back into safe operation as soon as possible."

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 and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.
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Mark Silvey
PPG Corporate Communications

Scott Minder
PPG Investor Relations