Axalta Helps Prepare Students for Future Opportunities at Youth Leadership Academy

PHILADELPHIA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Sophomores from high schools across Delaware County engaged with Axalta
Coating Systems (NYSE: AXTA) and other local businesses, government,
community and media leaders at the eighth annual Youth Leadership
Academy (YLA) May 9 – 11 at the Penn State Brandywine campus to help
pave the way for these students to pursue future leadership
opportunities. This program, sponsored by the Youth Council of the
Delaware County Workforce Development Board and the Foundation of the
Delaware County Chamber of Commerce, is for outstanding high school
students who have an interest in issues that impact the future of the
community and the county.

The YLA experience incorporates hands-on activities as well as
discussions with those who hold influential positions in the community.
Lisa Miree-Luke, Head of Corporate Affairs-North America at Axalta
Coating Systems, was one of the leaders invited to speak at the YLA’s
Business Leadership Panel. Students listened to and interacted with
panel participants as they discussed their roles, background and shared
tips for future leaders.

“I truly enjoyed interacting with these exceptional students,” said
Miree-Luke. “We know investing in future leaders has a great impact on
the business community. We want to contribute in any way we can to help
them achieve their potential.”

Other YLA sessions addressed topics such as government and politics,
working with the media and non-profit leadership. Students developed
their own personal leadership style and skills and worked on plans to
implement a team leadership project.

“We are thrilled to have Lisa Miree-Luke present to our young leaders,”
said Trish McFarland, Delaware County Chamber of Commerce President.
“Axalta Coating Systems is a wonderful partner in our community and we
are so grateful for their time and commitment to these future leaders.”

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 100,000+ customers in more than 130 countries
better every day with the finest coatings, application systems and
technology. For more information visit
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Axalta Coating Systems
Lisa M. Miree-Luke, +1 610-358-2228