PPG donates $2,500 to The Central Ohio Symphony

Funding supports educational concert series for fourth-grade students

The Central Ohio Symphony Orchestra performs for fourth graders from Delaware City and Buckeye Valley school districts. *Photo provided by
The Delaware Gazette .*

DELAWARE, Ohio, May 28, 2009
– The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $2,500 to The Central Ohio Symphony to support its educational concert series for area fourth-graders.

"We are very pleased to receive support from PPG for our fourth-grade concerts series," said Warren Hyer, executive director, Central Ohio Symphony. "The funding enables us to continue exposing young people in Central Ohio to a unique, participatory cultural learning experience that encourages their appreciation of music and performance. This year the program was Tell Me a Story, linking music and classic literature."

The Central Ohio Symphony’s fourth-grade concert series educates and entertains more than 2,000 area students annually. Students are encouraged to become involved through joining school music programs.

“PPG is strongly committed to supporting the communities where its employees work and live,” said Carl Johnson, North America director of refinish manufacturing, based at PPG’s automotive refinish paint manufacturing facility in Delaware. “We are proud to support The Central Ohio Symphony in its efforts to expose young children in the community to engaging musical performances they might not experience otherwise.”

Established in 1951, the PPG Industries Foundation demonstrates the values of PPG Industries by enhancing the quality of life in communities where the company has a presence. Interests of the foundation, in order of priority, are education, human services, culture and arts, and civic and community affairs. PPG also supports charitable causes by encouraging employee volunteerism and executives’ involvement with nonprofit organizations.

About The Central Ohio Symphony
The Central Ohio Symphony is a regional professional orchestra serving a six-county area in central Ohio. It performs more than 10 concerts for more than 20,000 annually, including several thousand at the July 4 concert. It is noted for its acclaimed educational, classical and touring performances and its role in engaging the community through music.

About PPG
Pittsburgh-based PPG is a global supplier of paints, coatings, optical products, specialty materials, chemicals, glass and fiber glass. The company has more than 140 manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates and operates in more than 60 countries. Sales in 2008 were $15.8 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.



Jeremy Neuhart
PPG Corporate Communications