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PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at Secondary School in Sacavém, Portugal

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PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™
project in Sacavém, Portugal, that helped revitalize Sacavém Secondary
School. The Colorful Communities program provides PPG volunteers
and products along with financial contributions to bring color and
vitality to communities where the company operates around the world,
such as in Sacavém, where PPG has an architectural coatings facility.

For the project, PPG volunteers and more than 140 of the school's
teachers, staff, parents and students spent approximately 1,600 hours
over 10 Saturdays revitalizing the 35-year-old school. PPG provided more
than $30,000 to assist with the project, including 2,250 liters (595
gallons) of DYRUP® interior and exterior paint by PPG and
other protective coatings.

Volunteers painted classrooms, the student social area, the gymnasium
and exterior spaces to create a warm and cheerful environment for the
school's 1,100 students, 120 teachers and 36 staff. Activities also
included replacing old equipment, such as lamps, chandeliers, playground
equipment, lockers and roller blinds, as well as placing decorative
items and signage in the buildings.

Volunteers used the school's original colors – white, light gray,
yellow, green, orange, dark pink and turquoise blue – to refresh and
color-coordinate each building's interior and exterior while still
maintaining the school's identity.

"The Colorful Communities program allows us to make a difference
in our community and leverage the best that we have to offer – our
people, expertise and products," said Jose Pedro Barbosa, PPG national
director, architectural coatings and protective coatings, Portugal. "We
are very proud of the commitment and dedication of our enthusiastic
employee volunteers in transforming the school into a more cheerful
place for the students and entire school community."

"It is really inspiring to see what we were able to achieve together,"
said Carina Gomes, PPG human resources internal communications, Iberia,
and the Colorful Communities project leader. "It was a long
journey, and I'm truly thankful for every volunteer that dedicated his
or her personal time to bring life to this school. Now that it is
finished, it is extremely gratifying to see the smiles of students and
teachers, knowing that they have a cozier and colorful school and that
PPG was part of this positive change in their daily lives."

The Colorful Communities program, PPG's signature initiative for
supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods
where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program,
PPG's committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products
to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to
bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since
2015, PPG has completed more than 150 Colorful Communities
projects, impacting more than 4.5 million people in 25 countries.

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG
communities around the world. We invested more than $10.5 million in
2017, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 29
countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow
today's skilled workforce and develop tomorrow's innovators in fields
related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to
multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by
supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.

PPG: WE PROTECT AND BEAUTIFY THE WORLD™

At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for 135 years.
Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers' biggest
challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With
headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70
countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2017. We serve
customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

We protect and beautify the world and Colorful Communities
are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a registered trademark of PPG
Industries Ohio, Inc.
Dyrup is a registered trademark of
Dyrup A/S.

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