PPG directors announce dividend

PITTSBURGH, April 17, 2008 – The board of directors of PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 52 cents a share, payable June 12 to shareholders of record May 12.

The company has paid uninterrupted dividends since 1899 and has increased its dividend payout, on an annual basis, for 37 consecutive years.

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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