Axalta Employees’ Back-to-School Drive Helps Thousands of Philadelphia-area Students

GLEN MILLS, Pa.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–With thousands of children on their way back to school, many without
basic tools such as pens, pencils and notebooks, employees of Axalta
Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA), a leading global supplier of liquid and
powder coatings, organized a school supply drive at Axalta’s North
American headquarters in Glen Mills, Pennsylvania. The drive took place
over a three-week period in July and August. Employees donated hundreds
of items including notebooks, rulers, calculators and more.

Axalta is dedicated to giving back to the communities in which we work
and live. In this spirit, we partnered with City Team, a nonprofit in
Delaware County, Pennsylvania focused on meeting the needs of the less
fortunate in the community, to help future scientists, teachers,
business leaders and more return to school prepared with the essentials.
City Team and its force of volunteers sorted, placed items into
backpacks, and distributed them to families at its annual “Backpack Day”
collection event in Chester, Pennsylvania on August 27.

“Our annual Backpack Day is one of the biggest highlights of our year
here at City Team. Seeing so many children smiling and happy and
witnessing the joy that brings to their parents is priceless,” said
Kwinn Tucker, City Director of City Team Chester. “We couldn’t do what
we do here without the support and generosity of partners like Axalta
who make it possible to serve over 2,000 children in need of backpacks
and school supplies. We are so grateful for what all Axalta employees
did to help people in need.”

“Axalta is excited to contribute to a program that helped fill backpacks
so kids can start the school year with the supplies they need to
succeed,” said Steve Maley, Axalta Human Resources Director-North
America. “We are incredibly proud of our employees, who took it upon
themselves to give to this excellent community cause. An investment in a
child’s future is an investment well spent.”

About Axalta Coating Systems – Celebrating 150 Years in the Coatings

Axalta is a leading global company focused solely on coatings and
providing customers with innovative, colorful, beautiful and sustainable
solutions. From light OEM vehicles, commercial vehicles and refinish
applications to electric motors, buildings and pipelines, our coatings
are designed to prevent corrosion, increase productivity and enable the
materials we coat to last longer. With 150 years of experience in the
coatings industry, the approximately 12,800 people of Axalta continue to
find ways to serve our more than 100,000 customers in 130 countries
better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and
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