PPG Reports Record Sales, Earnings for Any Quarter

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 20, 2006--PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today reported record sales and earnings for any quarter with second quarter net income of $280 million, or $1.68 a share. Net income includes aftertax earnings of $12 million, or 7 cents a share, for net legal and insurance matters, and an aftertax charge of $4 million, or 3 cents a share, to reflect the net increase in the current value of the company's obligation under its asbestos settlement agreement reported in May 2002. Sales were $2.82 billion, surpassing the old record set in the second quarter of 2005 by 6 percent.

That compares with second quarter 2005 net income of $231 million, or $1.34 a share, including aftertax charges of $12 million, or 7 cents a share, for debt refinancing, and $2 million, or 1 cent a share, to reflect the net increase in value of the asbestos settlement agreement. Sales for the second quarter of 2005 were $2.66 billion.

For the first six months of 2006, PPG recorded net income of $464 million, or $2.79 a share, which includes aftertax earnings of $12 million, or 7 cents a share, for net legal and insurance matters; and aftertax charges of $23 million, or 14 cents a share, for business restructuring; and $10 million, or 6 cents a share, to reflect the net increase in the current value of the company's obligation under the asbestos settlement agreement. Sales for the first half of 2006 were $5.46 billion.

For the first six months of 2005, PPG recorded net income of $326 million, or $1.89 a share, which included aftertax charges of $91 million, or 52 cents a share, for a legal settlement; $12 million, or 7 cents a share, for debt refinancing; and $7 million, or 4 cents a share, to reflect the net increase in the value of the company's obligation under the asbestos settlement agreement. Sales for the first half of 2005 were $5.15 billion.

"Our results demonstrate that we're achieving our objective of delivering profitable growth," said Charles E. Bunch, chairman and chief executive officer. "In coatings and optical products, which represent nearly two-thirds of our portfolio, our momentum continues. Collectively, coatings and optical products grew at more than 10 percent this quarter.

"Looking ahead, funding growth initiatives, such as the five acquisitions we announced in the second quarter, remains a priority for our free cash flow. Although growth is moderating to more sustainable levels in North America, we see continued economic expansion worldwide. As we have proven this past quarter, these economic conditions create meaningful opportunities for us to generate value for our customers and shareholders."

Coatings sales increased $129 million, or 9 percent, as a result of higher volumes, especially in Asia and Europe; improved selling prices across all businesses; the impact of acquisitions; and the positive impact of stronger foreign currencies. Operating earnings were up $62 million due to the benefits of the higher selling prices and volumes mentioned above and higher other income due to the favorable impact of insurance settlements. These increases were partially offset by the negative impact of inflation, primarily higher raw material costs, and higher overhead expenses, primarily related to growth initiatives in architectural coatings.

Glass sales increased $30 million, or 5 percent, because of higher volumes across most businesses. Operating earnings were down $4 million due to the impact of inflation, lower equity earnings and legal matters. These were substantially offset by lower manufacturing and overhead costs.

Chemical sales increased $9 million, or 1 percent, due to higher selling prices for chlor-alkali products and increased optical sales due to organic growth and acquisitions. These increases were partially offset by lower volumes for chlor-alkali products. Operating earnings were down $15 million due to the impact of higher inflation, higher environmental charges and higher manufacturing costs. These decreases were partially offset by the benefit of the higher selling prices discussed above.

Additional Information
Recorded comments by William H. Hernandez, senior vice president and chief financial officer, regarding second quarter 2006 results may be heard by telephone at 412-434-2816 until 5 p.m. ET on Friday, July 28. The commentary will also be available online at Financial, Financial Commentary, on PPG's Web site (www.ppg.com). The commentary may include forward-looking statements or other material information. Additional information, including historical performance, is also available at Financial on PPG's Web site.

Forward-Looking Statements
Statements in this news release relating to matters that are not historical facts are forward-looking statements reflecting the company's current view with respect to future events and financial performance. These matters involve risks and uncertainties that could affect the company's operations, as discussed in PPG Industries' periodic reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Accordingly, many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the company's forward-looking statements.

Among these factors are increasing price and product competition by foreign and domestic competitors, fluctuations in cost and availability of raw materials and energy, the ability to maintain favorable supplier relationships and arrangements, economic and political conditions in international markets, foreign exchange rates and fluctuations in such rates, and the unpredictability of possible future litigation, including litigation that could result if the asbestos settlement discussed in PPG's filings with the SEC does not become effective. However, it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors. Consequently, while the list of factors presented here is considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements.

Consequences of material differences in results as compared with those anticipated in the forward-looking statements could include, among other things, business disruption, operational problems, financial loss, legal liability to third parties and similar risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on PPG's consolidated financial condition, operations or liquidity.

PPG INDUSTRIES AND CONSOLIDATED SUBSIDIARIES
CONDENSED STATEMENT OF OPERATIONS (unaudited)
(All amounts in millions except per-share data)

                                       3 Months Ended  6 Months Ended
                                           June 30         June 30
                                        2006    2005    2006    2005
                                       ------- ------- ------- -------

Net sales                              $2,824  $2,656  $5,462  $5,149
Cost of sales                           1,747   1,650   3,438   3,208
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   GROSS PROFIT                         1,077   1,006   2,024   1,941
Other expenses (earnings):
   Selling and other                      573     537   1,108   1,064
   Depreciation                            84      85     166     172
   Interest                                21      20      41      41
   Amortization                            10       8      19      16
   Asbestos settlement - net                8       3      17      12
   Business restructuring                   2       -      37       -
   Other - net (Note A)                   (26)     (7)    (38)    131
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INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND MINORITY
   INTEREST                               405     360     674     505
Income tax expense                        107     111     173     145
Minority interest                          18      18      37      34
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NET INCOME (Note B)                      $280    $231    $464    $326
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Earnings per common share               $1.69   $1.35   $2.80   $1.90
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Earnings per common share - assuming
 dilution                               $1.68   $1.34   $2.79   $1.89
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Average shares outstanding              165.9   171.1   165.9   171.7
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Average shares outstanding - assuming
 dilution                               166.9   172.6   166.7   173.2
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Note A:
   The three and six months ended June 30, 2006 includes pretax
   earnings of $20 million for net legal and insurance matters. The 
   three and six months ended June 30, 2005 includes a pretax charge 
   of $19 million for debt refinancing costs. The six months ended 
   June 30, 2005 also includes a pretax charge of $150 million for a 
   legal settlement.


Note B:
   The three and six months ended June 30, 2006 includes aftertax
   earnings of $12 million for net legal and insurance matters. The 
   three and six months ended June 30, 2005 includes an aftertax 
   charge of $12 million for debt refinancing costs. The six months 
   ended June 30, 2005 also includes an aftertax charge of $91 million
   for a legal settlement.


CONDENSED BALANCE SHEET (unaudited)

                                                       June 30 Dec. 31
                                                         2006    2005
                                                       ------- -------
                                                         (millions)
Current assets:
   Cash and cash equivalents                             $419    $466
   Receivables - net                                    2,248   1,871
   Inventories                                          1,273   1,119
   Other                                                  577     563
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        Total current assets                            4,517   4,019
Property less accumulated depreciation                  2,364   2,304
Investments                                               341     311
Goodwill and identifiable intangible assets             1,797   1,654
Other assets                                              483     393
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        TOTAL                                          $9,502  $8,681
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Current liabilities:
   Short-term debt and current portion of long-term
    debt                                                 $139    $101
   Asbestos settlement                                    560     472
   Accounts payable and accrued liabilities             1,939   1,776
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        Total current liabilities                       2,638   2,349
Long-term debt                                          1,196   1,169
Asbestos settlement                                       321     385
Deferred income taxes                                     122      90
Accumulated provisions                                  1,619   1,527
Minority interest                                         129     108
Shareholders' equity                                    3,477   3,053
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        TOTAL                                          $9,502  $8,681
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BUSINESS SEGMENT INFORMATION (unaudited)

                                       3 Months Ended  6 Months Ended
                                           June 30         June 30
                                        2006    2005    2006    2005
                                       ------- ------- ------- -------
                                                 (millions)

Net sales
    Coatings                           $1,579  $1,450  $3,019  $2,782
    Glass                                 611     581   1,176   1,135
    Chemicals                             634     625   1,267   1,232
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         TOTAL                         $2,824  $2,656  $5,462  $5,149
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Operating income
    Coatings (Note A)                    $272    $210    $439    $219
    Glass (Note B)                         48      52      80      93
    Chemicals                             137     152     265     307
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         TOTAL                            457     414     784     619
Interest expense - net                    (18)    (17)    (35)    (34)
Asbestos settlement - net                  (8)     (3)    (17)    (12)
Compensation cost associated with stock
 options                                   (8)     (8)    (15)    (15)
Other unallocated corporate expense -
 net (Note C)                             (18)    (26)    (43)    (53)
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INCOME BEFORE INCOME TAXES AND MINORITY
    INTEREST                             $405    $360    $674    $505
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Note A:
    Operating income for the three and six months ended June 30, 2006
    includes pretax earnings of $28 million for insurance recoveries. 
    Operating income for the six months ended June 30, 2006 also 
    includes pretax charges of $35 million for business restructuring,
    including severance costs of $33 million and asset write-offs of 
    $2 million. Operating income for the six months ended 
    June 30, 2005 includes a pretax charge of $150 million for a legal
    settlement.


Note B:
    Operating income for the six months ended June 30, 2006 includes
    pretax charges of $2 million for business restructuring, 
    consisting of severance costs.


Note C:
    Other unallocated corporate expense - net  for the three and six
    months ended June 30, 2005 includes a pretax charge of $19 million
    for debt refinancing costs.
  
   Contacts:
PPG Industries, Inc., Pittsburgh
Jeff Worden, 412-434-3046
Investors: Vince Morales, 412-434-3740
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