PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project in Bursa, Turkey

Employee volunteers and PPG paint help revitalize Learning Unit of TEGV

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL
COMMUNITIES™ charitable-giving project in Bursa, Turkey, which helped
revitalize the Bursa Merkez Learning Unit of TEGV (Educational
Volunteers Foundation of Turkey). The Colorful Communities
program incorporates employee volunteers, products and financial
contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the
company operates around the world. Launched earlier this year, the
program expands PPG’s investment in global communities by committing an
additional $10 million over 10 years.

PPG donated $16,000 to TEGV, along with TRILAK™ brand paint products by
PPG, to beautify the Learning Unit in Yıldırım, Bursa, which serves
local children who have limited access to education. The project brought
together about 50 PPG employee volunteers from the company’s Bursa
plants and Istanbul office, who used the Trilak paints to
complete the project.

creates and provides educational programs and extracurricular activities
for children aged 6-14 in order to build on the basic education extended
by the Turkish state and offer benefits from modern educational
opportunities. The foundation, headquartered in Istanbul, operates in 31
provinces with 38 Learning Unit locations – along with Education Parks,
Firefly Mobile Learning Units and City Representative Offices – where it
offers unique programs for local children with the support of
volunteers. TEGV signed the Global Compact in 2007 and has helped nearly
2 million children have a brighter future with help from its 10,000

“The Learning Units provided by TEGV are crucial for children without
access to proper out-of-school education,” said PPG Turkey General
Director Güneş Evgin. “With the renovation of the Learning Unit
in Bursa, we aim to help TEGV to add color to and beautify more
children’s and parents’ lives.”

The PPG Colorful Communities initiative aims to enhance, protect
and beautify the neighborhoods where the company operates. Together with
community partners and PPG employee volunteers, the program supports
projects that transform community assets using donated PPG products.
Other Colorful Communities projects involved revitalizing and
improving the safety of a playground in Poland; transforming classrooms
and corridors, and adding to the science curriculum, at a charter school
in Pittsburgh; and creating a more welcoming and positive environment at
a children’s hospital in Italy.

The Colorful Communities program is currently engaged with a
number of communities and expects to complete more than 14 projects in
2015 in North America, South America, Europe and Asia. PPG has completed
six other Colorful Communities projects to date: in the United
States, Italy, Poland, the Netherlands, South Korea and China.

In 2014, PPG and the PPG Industries Foundation donated more than $5.7
million to hundreds of community organizations across 24 countries
around the world. These investments focused on: education programs that
teach young people skills needed to succeed in studies and careers
related to science, technology, engineering and math, such as jobs in
advanced manufacturing; revitalization programs for buildings and
community spaces; and organizations important to employees through grant
and matching-funds programs.

PPG Industries and the PPG Industries Foundation aim to create brighter,
more colorful communities where PPG has a presence around the world. By
investing in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled
workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to
coatings and specialty materials. With the support of our workforce,
financial contributions and PPG products, we help revitalize our
communities. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact for causes
that are important to them by supporting their volunteer efforts and
charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.


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
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PPG Corporate Communications, EMEA
Ken Armistead, +441924354848
Corporate Communications
Mark Silvey, +1-412-434-3046