Stephen F. Angel of Praxair joins PPG Industries board

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 9, 2010 – PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) announced today that its directors have elected Stephen F. Angel as a member of the company’s board, effective today. He also has been appointed to the board’s Nominating and Governance Committee and the Technology and Environment Committee. Angel, 55, is chairman, president and CEO, Praxair, Inc., Danbury, Conn., a leading producer and distributor of atmospheric, process and specialty gases and high-performance surface coatings.

“Steve’s strong global business experience will be valuable in helping guide PPG’s efforts to optimize profitable growth, especially in emerging regions,” said Charles E. Bunch, PPG chairman and CEO.

Angel became president and CEO of Praxair, Inc., in January 2007, and chairman of Praxair in May 2007. Before becoming CEO, he served as president and chief operating officer from March to December 2006 and as executive vice president from 2001 to 2006. Prior to joining Praxair, Angel held various executive positions at General Electric Company, including general manager for GE’s industrial systems power equipment business and general manager, marketing and sales, for GE’s transportation systems business. Angel is a director on the boards of the U.S.-China Business Council and the American Chemistry Council. He also is a member of the Business Roundtable and the U.S.-Brazil CEO Forum. Angel received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from North Carolina State University and a master’s degree in business administration from Loyola College in Baltimore.

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PPG Corporate Communications

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PPG Investor Relations