Bankruptcy court issues ruling on Pittsburgh Corning reorganization plan

PITTSBURGH, June 17, 2011 – The United States Bankruptcy Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania issued a decision denying confirmation of the most recent amended plan of reorganization, filed on Jan. 29, 2009, for Pittsburgh Corning Corp. after normal business hours last evening.

Although denying confirmation, the decision viewed favorably many features of the plan. PPG Industries (NYSE: PPG) is studying the bankruptcy court’s decision and is encouraged that the bankruptcy court has scheduled a status conference for July 20, 2011, to consider additional steps to be taken in the case, including potential modifications to the plan in accordance with the bankruptcy court’s opinion.

PPG has owned 50 percent of Pittsburgh Corning since 1937.

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Jeremy Neuhart
PPG Corporate Communications

Vince Morales
PPG Investor Relations