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PPG Foundation Invests More Than $62,000 in Michigan Programs


Funding supports youth education in STEM fields

PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that the PPG Foundation recently invested
more than $62,000 to support two educational programs in Michigan. The
grants were made on behalf of PPG's automotive original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) coatings facility in Troy.

The PPG Foundation provided $60,000 for SAE
award-winning A WORLD IN MOTION® science,
technology, engineering and math (STEM) program, which reaches nearly
2,000 students throughout Detroit, Michigan, and Toronto, Ontario. The
program includes training teachers to increase their knowledge of, and
comfort in, teaching science, technology and math, as well as providing
schools with SAE's classroom-based, hands-on STEM curriculum and

A $2,500 grant to Kettering
will support the Young Innovators program, where students
in fourth through sixth grades create original inventions to solve
perplexing problems and meet perceived personal or community needs.

"Today's youth are the future of the automotive industry, and PPG is
proud to support programs that engage and encourage these young people
to explore STEM-related fields that are important for advanced
manufacturing," said Diane Kappas, PPG vice president-elect, Automotive
OEM Coatings, Americas.

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


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

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is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
World in Motion
is a registered trademark of the Society of
Automotive Engineers, Inc.

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