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PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at Propel Homestead Public Charter School in Pittsburgh

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PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™
project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, that helped revitalize Propel
Homestead charter school. The Colorful Communities program
provides PPG volunteers and paint products along with financial
contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the
company operates around the world, such as in Pittsburgh, PPG's global
headquarters city.

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Faculty and students of Propel Homestead participated in a special unveiling ceremony during the sch ...

Faculty and students of Propel Homestead participated in a special unveiling ceremony during the school's annual back-to-school block party to celebrate the newly restored classrooms for the 2018-2019 school year. (Photo: Business Wire)

The project brought together nearly 110 employee volunteers from the
global PPG research and development (R&D) community who spent the day
revitalizing 21 classrooms and eight bathrooms throughout the school.
PPG provided approximately 110 gallons of PPG PAINTS™ products for the
project.

Propel Homestead opened in 2003 with 180 students in the basement of the
previous Homestead hospital. It was the first school for Propel Schools,
which is a not-for-profit federation of public charter schools in
educationally underserved communities. Today, Propel Homestead has
approximately 400 students in kindergarten through eighth grade and
operates in a renovated school facility.

The PPG volunteers painted classrooms in the school's colors of blue and
yellow to create a brighter learning environment for the students and
faculty upon their return from summer vacation and for years to come. PPG
Paints
colors used included Spun Cotton, Honey Bee and Windjammer.

PPG volunteers previously completed Colorful Communities projects
at Propel Hazelwood in 2015 and Propel Pitcairn in 2016.

"We are deeply grateful to have been selected to participate in a Colorful
Communities
project again," said Dr. Tina Chekan, CEO and
superintendent, Propel Schools. "The work of the PPG volunteers helped
set the tone for a successful school year."

Faculty and students of Propel Homestead participated in a special
unveiling ceremony during the school's annual back-to-school block party
to celebrate the newly restored classrooms for the 2018-2019 school
year. A number of PPG scientists participated in the event by offering
interactive science demonstrations for those in attendance.

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 170 Colorful Communities
projects, impacting nearly 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 $14.7 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, Colorful Communities
and PPG Paints are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a
registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

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