PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project in Milwaukee

project in Milwaukee that helped to revitalize the Reiman Aquarium at
Discovery World. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG
employee volunteers and products along with financial contributions to
bring color and vitality to communities where the company operates
around the world. The program increases PPG’s commitment to invest in
communities by adding $10 million to support efforts made during a
10-year period.

The Discovery World project brought together more than 20 PPG volunteers
from the nearby Oak Creek, Wisconsin, coatings plant, who spent more
than 150 service hours revitalizing the aquarium. PPG provided more than
$63,000 to assist with the renovation project, including more than 100
products. PPG is the sole sponsor for the Reiman Aquarium’s new “Weird &
Wild: Colorful Freshwater Species from Around the World” exhibit.

Discovery World is a leader in out-of-school learning experiences,
emphasizing innovation and science, technology, engineering and math
education by making connections to design, creativity, digital literacy
and the marketplace. The aquarium features freshwater species from
around the world, such as frogs, an alligator snapping turtle and fish
from Asia, Africa and South America.

“Discovery World is a crown jewel in the Milwaukee area, and we are
proud to expand our partnership with the organization to support the new
Reiman Aquarium,” said PPG Corporate Global Social Responsibility
Executive Director Sue Sloan. “PPG cares about the communities where our
employees live and work, and we are committed to being a responsible
business, employer and neighbor. This commitment is reflected in the
support we provide to projects that focus on education and community

The PPG Colorful Communities initiative aims to enhance, protect
and beautify the neighborhoods where the company operates around the
world. Together with community partners and PPG employees who volunteer,
the program supports projects that transform community assets using
donated PPG products. In 2015, PPG completed 11 Colorful Communities
projects, and it expects to complete about 30 more this year.

The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative
for its community engagement efforts. In 2015, PPG and the PPG
Foundation donated more than $6.6 million to hundreds of community
organizations across 20 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 PPG employees through grant and
matching-funds programs.

PPG and the PPG 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
and follow @PPG_Communities
on Twitter.


PPG’s 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 2015 were
$15.3 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange
(symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and
follow @PPGIndustries on

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of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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Mark Silvey
Corporate Communications
+1 412-434-3046