PPG directors announce dividend

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 18, 2007 – The board of directors of PPG Industries declared a regular quarterly dividend of 52 cents a share, payable Dec. 12 to shareholders of record Nov. 12.

PPG announced an increased quarterly dividend of 52 cents a share from a previous 50 cents a share on July 19, 2007. Previously, the company announced a quarterly dividend increase to 50 cents a share from a prior 48 cents a share on Jan. 18, 2007.

PPG has increased shareholder payments for 36 consecutive years, paying uninterrupted dividends since 1899.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company employs more than 34,000 people and has 125 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 25 countries. PPG shares are traded on the New York and Philadelphia stock exchanges (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.




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