PPG Directors Raise Dividend



PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 21, 2005--The board of directors of PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today raised the quarterly dividend on the company's common stock to 47 cents from 45 cents a share, payable June 10 to shareholders of record May 10.

PPG's dividend was last increased, by 1 cent, with the June 2004 payment. With the increase announced today, PPG has raised shareholder payments every year since 1972. PPG has paid dividends without interruption since 1899.

Contact:
Jeff Worden
412-434-3046

Investors:
Douglas B. Atkinson, 412-434-2120
Vince Morales, 412-434-3740

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