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PPG Opens Regional Headquarters for Architectural Coatings Business

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PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today marked the opening of a regional headquarters for its architectural coatings business in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. The facility is located in Cranberry Township, Pennsylvania, approximately 20 miles north of PPG’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh.

The 118,000-square-foot facility will accommodate approximately 550 employees in various management, marketing, information technology, customer support and related service and administration positions. Nearly 400 employees currently work at the site, and PPG anticipates the facility will be close to full capacity by the end of 2015 as it continues to consolidate operations from multiple sites.

“As PPG continues to expand its architectural coatings business, establishing a regional headquarters is an important step in aligning our business to meet our customers’ growing needs,” said Charles E. Bunch, PPG chairman and CEO. “The official opening of this facility further strengthens our presence in the state and in the Pittsburgh area, which has been home to our global headquarters for more than 130 years.”

“Our new headquarters serving the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico will allow us to enhance collaboration within our business, enabling us to continue building the strong brands within our product portfolio,” said Scott Sinetar, PPG vice president, architectural coatings, U.S. and Canada.

The facility features an open floor plan with collaborative workspaces, an amphitheater for large-scale employee meetings and presentations, product showcase store, training facilities and areas to pilot retail displays. The grand opening event featured speeches by Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett and PPG leadership, and it was attended by more than 200 PPG employees.

“Throughout the Pittsburgh region and the entire commonwealth, we are seeing well-known, well-respected Pennsylvania companies like PPG choosing our Keystone State as the best place to build their businesses, create jobs and grow our economy,” Corbett said. “Government should be an advocate, not an adversary, to creating jobs, and we are building a stronger Pennsylvania by making sure our commonwealth remains the best place to live, work and thrive. This is a great day for PPG and a great day for Pennsylvania.”

EDITORS: Media materials including images can be accessed at newsroom.ppg.com/Cranberry.

PPG Architectural Coatings is an industry leader in residential and commercial coatings and products. The business produces paints, stains and specialty coatings and products marketed under well-recognized lines such as FLOOD(R), GLIDDEN(R), GLIDDEN PROFESSIONAL(R), HOMAX(R), LIQUID NAILS(R), MANOR HALL(R), OLYMPIC(R) and PPG PITTSBURGH PAINTS(R) brands. Its distribution network includes more than 15,000 touchpoints through company-owned stores, independent dealer locations and all major home improvement centers.

PPG: BRINGING INNOVATION TO THE SURFACE.(R)

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer products, and construction 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 nearly 70 countries around the world. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.
Flood, Glidden, Glidden Professional, Homax, Liquid Nails, Manor Hall, Olympic and PPG Pittsburgh Paints are registered trademarks of the PPG group of companies.

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