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.

Jeff Worden

Douglas B. Atkinson, 412-434-2120
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