PPG to announce first quarter 2008 results April 17


PITTSBURGH, March 19, 2008 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) will release its first quarter 2008 earnings before the New York Stock Exchange opens Thursday, April 17.

The news release will be available on the Newsroom and Investor Center sections of the company’s Web site, www.ppg.com. Also available on the Investor Center will be recorded comments by William H. Hernandez, senior vice president, finance, and chief financial officer, as well as a transcript and associated slides. The commentary can be played online using Windows Media Player or RealPlayer, or heard via telephone by dialing 412-434-2816, through April 28. Downloadable MP3 files of the commentary will also be available on the Investor Center for the rest of the quarter.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, chemicals, optical products, specialty materials, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 150 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. PPG’s sales in 2007 were $11.2 billion. SigmaKalon, a worldwide coatings producer based in Uithoorn, Netherlands, that PPG acquired Jan. 2, 2008, had 2007 sales of $2.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

 

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Contact:
Jack Maurer
412-434-2181
jmaurer@ppg.com

Investors:
Vince Morales
412-434-3740
vmorales@ppg.com
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