PPG launches paint-sale donation program to support China earthquake recovery


BEIJING, May 17, 2008 – Two days after announcing its donation of RMB 500,000 to the Red Cross Society of China for earthquake recovery efforts, PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) has announced that for each can of Master’s Mark Paint, IVY paint and Seigneurie paint sold in May and June, the company will donate RMB 1 Yuan to aid in recovery efforts in the disaster area.

“Through this program, consumers can buy environmentally-sound paints to decorate and protect their homes and also help support restoration of infrastructure in the affected areas,” said Cathy Yan, general manager, government affairs and business development, PPG/Asia Pacific. “As they decorate with PPG coatings, our company will help people and businesses in the disaster areas to rebuild.”

PPG regards recognition of the concerns and needs of society as a key company value and strives to support communities where its employees live and work.

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.

Master’s Mark is a trademark of PPG Industries.
IVY and Seigneurie are trademarks of SigmaKalon, which PPG Industries acquired Jan. 2, 2008.

 

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Contact:
Natasha Si
86 10 6561 9988-118
natasha.si@ppg.com
china.ppg.com
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