PPG to present May 21 at Goldman Sachs Basic Material Conference 2008

PITTSBURGH, May 7, 2008 – PPG Industries’ (NYSE:PPG) Senior Vice President, Finance, and Chief Financial Officer William H. Hernandez will present at the Goldman Sachs Basic Material Conference 2008 on Wednesday, May 21.

Hernandez will discuss PPG’s strategic initiatives, its business and financial performance, and the recent acquisition of the SigmaKalon Group. Presentation materials will be available in the Investor Center section of PPG’s Web site, www.ppg.com, following the presentation.

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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