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2018

PPG completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES project at secondary school in India


SRIPERUMBUDUR, India, Jan. 4, 2018 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that helped revitalize the Government Higher Secondary School in Sriperumbudur, India. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as in Sriperumbudur, where PPG has a PPG Asian Paints facility.


The project brought together more than 30 PPG volunteers, who spent four hours painting classrooms at the school. PPG provided $9,300 to assist with the project, including more than 740 liters (195 gallons) of ASIAN PAINTS™ paint products.
 
A color palette that included pink, yellow, green and blue was chosen to provide a bright and colorful learning environment. The school, which has around 400 students in the sixth through 12th standards, is the only higher secondary school for boys in Sriperumbudur and serves more than 30 surrounding villages.
 
“PPG is very pleased to help revitalize the Government Higher Secondary School through this Colorful Communities project,” said Kumar Padmanabhan, chief executive officer, PPG Asian Paints. “We are especially proud of our employee volunteers, who are instrumental in our efforts to serve the communities where we operate through the Colorful Communities initiative and other projects focused on community needs.”
 
Hand In Hand India facilitated the Colorful Communities project in Sriperumbudur on behalf of PPG Asian Paints. The non-profit also supported a 2016 Colorful Communities project at the Government Middle School in Mambakkam, Sriperumbudur, India.
 
 
PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We donated nearly $10 million in 2016, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 25 countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com and follow @PPG_Communities on Twitter.
 
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