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PPG marks completion of $3 million expansion at Oak Creek, Wisconsin, plant

Expansion adds capacity to meet growing demand for food-can coatings

OAK CREEK, Wis., April 3, 2017 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today opened a nearly $3 million expansion for packaging coatings manufacturing at its Oak Creek, Wisconsin, plant. The 3,300-square-foot facility adds capacity for the production of food-can coatings to meet growing customer demand.

PPG’s new generation of food-can coatings is designed to help canmakers and brand-owners meet increasing food-contact regulatory requirements. The coatings are certified by independent institutes as being food-contact compliant, in accordance with both North American and European regulations. As regulations and market demands change, the Oak Creek facility will now have greater flexibility for production of specialized solutions to meet new requirements.

"This expansion significantly increases our packaging coatings manufacturing capability in the U.S., enabling us to meet growing demand for our industry-leading food-can coatings," said Ken West, PPG vice president, packaging coatings. "This investment shows PPG’s continuing commitment to the packaging industry, and it strengthens our ability to meet emerging customer requirements for innovative technological solutions."

PPG provides a comprehensive array of packaging coatings products and services to optimize customers' processes, meet their specific requirements and comply with various regulations. It offers a complete Bisphenol A non-intent (BPA-NI, or with no BPA intentionally added) system including NUTRISHIELD® brand products for coating various types of cans and metal containers. For more information, visit www.packagingcoatings.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.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this news release relating to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 reflecting the company’s current view with respect to future events or objectives and financial or operational performance or results. The forward-looking statements contained herein include statements relating to the expected benefits of the Oak Creek facility expansion and PPG Industries’ ability to meet regulatory and customer requirements and future demand. Actual events may differ materially from current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the ability of PPG Industries to achieve the expected benefits of the expansion and the other risks and uncertainties discussed in PPG Industries’ periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, and its current reports on Form 8-K filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of their initial issuance, and PPG Industries does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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