PPG Extends ‘Colorful Communities’ Program to China

TIANJIN, China–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) recently held its first “Colorful Communities”
activity in China at the Tianjin TEDA Art Center. As part of the
company’s new global community-engagement initiative, nearly 70
volunteers from PPG’s Tianjin plant helped decorate interior walls and
paint bright murals in the soon-to-open Color Classroom of the art
center. PPG also donated the MASTER’S MARK™ paint to the center before
the activity.

“As a responsible corporate citizen, PPG is committed to supporting the
communities where it has a presence,” said Cathy Yan, PPG general
manager, corporate and government affairs, Asia Pacific. “By partnering
with community organizations such as the Tianjin TEDA Art Center, PPG
hopes to beautify and revitalize community assets with our products and
our people.”

On the morning of Sept. 12, PPG employees and their families, led by
professional artists, volunteered to paint decorative pictures on the
walls of the art center’s Color Classroom using Master’s Mark
interior paints by PPG. The children from the team also created a
5-meter-long picture entitled “Colorful TEDA” and presented it to the
Tianjin TEDA Art Center as a gift, and volunteers assisted in painting a
mural to decorate the lobby of the art center.

“We all had a fruitful day,” said Kevin Ni, PPG operations director for
industrial coatings in Asia Pacific. “I would like to thank our
employees and their families for volunteering to participate in this
community-engagement activity. We look forward to continuing to partner
with organizations in neighboring communities to create brighter and
more colorful environments.”

In addition to PPG’s global community-engagement efforts, the Colorful
Communities program aims to enhance, protect and beautify the
neighborhoods where PPG operates by donating coatings products,
accompanied by employee volunteerism, in support of community-renewal
projects. The Tianjin TEDA Art Center, set to open at the end of
September, will be an important place for TEDA culture and art
communication as well as an arts training base for children in the
community. PPG has completed four other Colorful Communities projects to
date: one in the United States, two in Europe and one in South Korea.
The company expects to complete more than 14 Colorful Communities
projects this year in North America, South America, Europe and Asia.

The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative for its
community engagement efforts. 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

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
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PPG Corporate Communications
Mark Silvey, 412-434-3046