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PPG earns 2016 John Deere Supplier of the Year Award

Also recognized as Partner-level supplier for 2016

PITTSBURGH, May 2, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) announced today that it was named Supplier of the Year and earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program for 2016. Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

PPG earned the honors in recognition of its dedication to providing electrocoat (e-coat), liquid and powder coatings, and pretreatment chemicals products and service of outstanding quality to John Deere’s global operations, as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. PPG representatives Viktor Sekmakas, executive vice president; Shelley Bausch, vice president, global industrial coatings; Andrew Carroll, global technical and product management director, industrial coatings; and Jill Buckley, global John Deere account manager, industrial coatings, accepted the awards on behalf of the company.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

As a leading global coatings company, PPG offers a comprehensive array of e-coat, pretreatment, liquid and powder products for metal finishing to manufacturers in numerous industries. In addition to providing a broad range of industrial coatings and a full spectrum of color choices, PPG backs its products with industry-leading technical expertise delivered through an international customer support network. For more information, visit www.ppgindustrialcoatings.com.

At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2016. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

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PPG Media Contact:
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Industrial Coatings
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