PPG adds third Olympic interior paint


PITTSBURGH, June 5, 2006 — PPG Industries will expand its Olympic paint brand with the introduction next month of a third interior product.

The new Olympic paint will feature a 15-year warranty and more than 1,200 colors.

“We’re delighted to expand our line of Olympic paints, providing customers with an even wider variety of high quality products, available at a wider range of prices,” said Scott Sinetar, PPG’s vice president of architectural coatings, North America.

PPG’s two other interior paints are: Olympic premium paint, featuring a 25-year warranty, no volatile organic compounds and low odor, and Olympic FastHide paint, a contractor-quality product.

The newest Olympic paint, initially available at select Lowe’s stores, supplements the Olympic line of interior and exterior paints, sold exclusively through the Charlotte, N.C.-based home-center chain.

Pittsburgh-based PPG is a major North American supplier of architectural coatings, manufacturing paints and stains under the Pittsburgh Paints, Olympic, Porter, Monarch and Lucite brands. In addition, PPG manufactures and distributes Master’s Mark paint in Asia.

PPG is also a global supplier of coatings for the automotive, aerospace, industrial and packaging industries. In addition, PPG manufactures glass, fiber glass and chemicals, with 110 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 20 countries. Sales in 2005 were $10.2 billion.

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Fasthide, Monarch, Olympic, Pittsburgh and Porter are trademarks of PPG Industries.
Lucite, which is used under license by PPG, is a trademark of E.I. du Pont de Nemours & Co.

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Jeff Worden
412-434-3046

Investors:
Vince Morales
412-434-3740

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