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PPG Approved by Volvo Car Corporation as One of the Preferred Suppliers for Global Dealership and Independent Repairs

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio – September 15, 2008 – PPG Automotive Refinish has been named as one of the preferred suppliers by Volvo Car Corporation for its worldwide network of dealerships as well as for independent collision centers around the globe. The designation includes PPG’s innovative and advanced waterborne Envirobase® High Performance, and Nexa Autocolor™ Aquabase® Plus.

Volvo’s objective is to provide its customers with premium-level repair quality in the aftermarket. Consequently, Volvo rigorously tests all materials to make certain they meet the company’s strict standards before they are approved.

“Being designated as one of the preferred suppliers by Volvo is something to take great pride in,” said Ken Davis, PPG manager, OEM business development. “Volvo is well known for its quality and to be one of their approved suppliers is recognition of the quality of our products. We will, of course, work closely with them to provide complete support to Volvo dealerships and independent shops around the world.”

Peter Larsson, Volvo’s deputy director, painted body engineering, said, “One of the major criteria for selecting preferred suppliers is quality assurance which will safeguard the Volvo repair quality in our network. PPG continues to demonstrate high quality and commitment for its paint products and processes. I am very pleased to say this collaboration will bring benefits to our international network.”

PPG’s waterborne products, Envirobase® High Performance, and Nexa Autocolor™ Aquabase® Plus coatings, are currently in use in North America and Europe.

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Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

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