OLYMPIC Paints by PPG Honors Local Charity for Deployed Military and Veterans

Operation Troop Appreciation receives $25,000 gift to help fulfill
‘wish-list needs’

, a brand of PPG Architectural Coatings, presented Operation
Troop Appreciation
with a $25,000 gift this holiday season.
Operation Troop Appreciation is a Pittsburgh-based nonprofit
organization that provides services and supplies to military service
members and veterans.

Olympic Paints raised the donation dollars through the sale of Olympic
ONE® interior paint. In November, the paint brand launched a
Veteran’s Day campaign in which $1 for every gallon sold would be
donated to a veteran’s charity.

“This gift will make a tremendous difference to our troops overseas and
veterans who have returned home,” said Monica A. Orluk, president and
chief operating officer, Operation Troop Appreciation. “We are grateful
to have the support of Olympic Paints, which through this
donation has helped us to provide much needed supplies and holiday gifts
for military service members and veteran communities.”

A volunteer-based organization, Operation Troop Appreciation works to
provide active and veteran members of the Armed Forces with items that
contribute to their morale and well-being. The group organizes dozens of
projects each year to send wish-list items to military units, such as
clothing, sports equipment, music equipment, entertainment devices,
tools, exercise gear and more. For every dollar donated to Operation
Troop Appreciation, 98.5 cents go directly to deployed military or

Olympic Paints is thrilled to support Operation Troop
Appreciation and the organization’s honorable mission of supporting our
troops and veterans,” said Lia Gancas, senior brand manager, Olympic
Paints and Stains. “This nonprofit is located right in our backyard and
has supported hundreds of thousands of military service men and women in
just 10 years of operation. It is a very deserving group to show our
thanks and support.”

To learn more about Operation Troop Appreciation, its mission and how
you can help, visit http://operationtroopappreciation.org/.

Olympic Paints and Stains is a brand of PPG Architectural
Coatings, a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings
company. Olympic Paints and Stains can be found at LOWE’S®
locations across North America. To learn more about the Olympic
Paints and Stains brand, visit www.olympic.com.

About Operation Troop Appreciation

Operation Troop Appreciation (OTA) is a Pittsburgh-based 501(c)(3)
nonprofit whose mission is “To build and sustain the morale and well
being of the military community, past and present, with the assurance
that the American public supports and appreciates their selfless service
and daily sacrifices.” OTA is a 100 percent volunteer charity that has
granted wishes to more than 150,000 deployed troop members since July
2004 and to more than 700 local veterans in need since launching their
“Welcome Home” program in 2014.

About PPG Architectural Coatings

PPG Architectural Coatings, U.S. and Canada, is an industry leader in
residential and commercial coatings, delivering the latest technologies
and operational advancements through its strong portfolio of brands. It
is a business of PPG Industries, the world’s leading coatings company,
and manufactures and sells interior and exterior paints, stains, caulks,
repair products, adhesives and sealants for homeowners and
professionals. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000
touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations
and all major home improvement centers across the U.S. and Canada. For
more information, visit PPGAC.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
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Olympic and ONE are registered trademarks of PPG
Architectural Finishes, Inc.

The PPG Logo and Bringing innovation to the surface are
registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Lowe’s is a registered trademark of LF, LLC.


PPG Architectural Coatings
Jamie Altman, 724-742-5599
, 724-742-5352