PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at Academy Prep Center

Employees revitalize classrooms, foundation donates $20,000 for
educational programs

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As part of its global community engagement efforts, PPG (NYSE: PPG)
announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™ project that helped
to brighten and revitalize classrooms at Academy Prep Center of St.
Petersburg, Florida. In addition, the PPG Foundation donated $20,000 on
behalf of PPG’s architectural coatings business to support the school’s
science, technology, engineering and math programs.

Approximately 10 local volunteers from PPG and Lowe’s Commercial
Painting used 25 gallons of PPG PAINTS™ products to beautify three of
the school’s classrooms. Academy Prep students voted to select the new
paint colors for creative learning environments, and they created and
presented a colorful banner commemorating the project to display in the

The $20,000 PPG Foundation grant enables Academy Prep, which is a
private, nonprofit organization, to purchase a well-known science,
technology, engineering and math curriculum and provide training for
teachers on the program, along with providing an after-school robotics
program to students. This supports the school’s mission to inspire and
empower students qualifying for need-based scholarships to become future
community leaders through a rigorous middle school program coupled with
ongoing graduate support.

“We are very thankful for the generosity of PPG and the PPG Foundation
as they support our efforts to create more colorful learning experiences
and brighter futures for our students,” said Gina Burkett, head of
Academy Prep Center of St. Petersburg. “The colorful PPG Paints
products beautifully refreshed the important spaces where our students
learn and spend much of their time. And, like PPG, we believe in
empowering today’s students with education to inspire tomorrow’s
scientists, mathematicians and innovators.”

Premium PPG Paints products, including PITT GLAZE® WB1,
were used to protect and beautify three classrooms. Academy Prep
students selected a custom color palette including vibrant colors such
as PPG Paints Minerva (PPG1231-3), Flemish Blue (PPG1238-3),
Always Blue (PPG1156-3), Copper River (PPG1196-5), Artesian Well
(PPG1231-5) and Rojo Colonial (PPG13-15). Specifically designed with a
washable formula that withstands the rigorous cleaning and wear and tear
in schools, PPG Paints brand Pitt Glaze product was
selected for the walls of the classrooms.

Robb Butler, PPG regional sales manager in the St. Petersburg and Tampa
area said, “At PPG, we protect and beautify the world while investing in
our local communities, especially in support of local educational
opportunities. We are proud to be a community partner in the Greater
Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburg area and hope this project helps
Academy Prep continue its mission of providing students with enriching
educational opportunities.”

PPG operates eight PPG Paints stores in the St. Petersburg and
Tampa area. Visit www.ppgpaints.com
for more on the PPG Paints brand, and visit www.ppgpaints.com/store-locator
to find a PPG Paints store.

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The Colorful Communities program is PPG’s signature initiative
for community engagement efforts, with the aim to protect and beautify
the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. The program
increases PPG’s commitment to invest in communities by adding $10
million to support efforts made during a 10-year period. Together with
community partners and PPG employees who volunteer, it supports projects
that transform community assets using donated PPG products. In 2015, PPG
completed 11 Colorful Communities projects, and it expects to
complete more than 30 this year.

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG
communities around the world. We donated more than $7.8 million in 2015
to hundreds of community organizations across 20 countries. By investing
in educational opportunities, we help grow today’s skilled workforce and
develop tomorrow’s innovators in industries related to coatings and
specialty materials. Plus, we empower PPG employees to make an impact
for causes that are important to them by supporting their volunteer
efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com
and follow @PPG_Communities
on Twitter.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for more than 130
years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’
biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path
forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in
more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.8 billion in 2015.
We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and
transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.

PPG Paints, We protect and beautify the world and
Colorful Communities
are trademarks and the PPG Logo is a
registered trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Pitt Glaze is a registered trademark of PPG Architectural
Finishes, Inc.


PPG Media Contacts:
Jamie Altman
Architectural Coatings
Architectural Coatings