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PPG Foundation Invests More Than $18,000 in California Organizations on Behalf of Aerospace Business

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Funding supports educational, community sustainability programs

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation recently invested
more than $18,000 in two California organizations in support of
educational and community sustainability programs. The grants were made
on behalf of PPG's aerospace business, which operates an administrative
office and plant in Sylmar, California.

A $13,500 grant to Xbots
Robotics
will help expand the robotics team's GoBabyGo! outreach
initiative, where members modify battery-powered ride-on vehicles to
help disabled children with their rehab and physical therapy. The
program also offers science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)
training to underprivileged children from various participating Boys &
Girls Clubs.

A $5,000 grant to Summit
View School
will provide support to the school's FIRST® Robotics
team. Through STEM-based activities, FIRST Robotics encourages
collaboration and communication, team-building, and the development of
skills in engineering, programming and electronics.

"PPG is proud to support programs that provide young people with
real-world experience in STEM-related fields, which are important for
the advancement of the aerospace industry," said Tim Behmlander, PPG
general manager, Aerospace, Americas.

The PPG Foundation also recently donated an additional $20,000 to two
organizations in Alabama on behalf of PPG's Huntsville aerospace
facility.

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 is a trademark and the PPG
Logo
is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
FIRST
is a registered trademark of For Inspiration and Recognition of Science
and Technology (FIRST®).

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