PPG Helps Build and Paint Bicycles for Children in Istanbul Through COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PPG #CSR–PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL
COMMUNITIES™ project in Istanbul, Turkey, that provided newly built and
painted bicycles to nearly 35 elementary school students, including 15
who are Syrian refugees. The Colorful Communities program
provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions
to bring color and vitality to communities where our company operates
around the world, such as in Istanbul.

The project brought together more than 40 PPG employees from the
company’s operations in Turkey, who spent three days volunteering to
build and paint bicycles that would be given to the children. PPG
provided $15,500 to assist with the project, including more than 10
kilograms (about 3.7 gallons) of PPG industrial coatings products used
to paint a bicycle for each child in his or her favorite color.

As more and more refugees of war-torn Syria flee to neighboring Turkey,
the citizens of Turkey are helping them through efforts such as this
one. PPG employees in Turkey worked with the Turkish Red Crescent
Foundation, the largest humanitarian organization in the country, and
ACCELL Bisiklet, one of the leading bicycle makers in Turkey and a PPG
customer, to plan and complete this bicycle-building project.

As part of the project, children visited PPG’s local automotive refinish
application training center to learn about the company and participate
in fun activities with volunteers. The bright new bicycles were
presented to the children during a celebration last week at Botanical
Park, Bursa, near where PPG’s coatings plant in Turkey is located.

Güneş Evgin, PPG managing director, Turkey, said, “We are very happy to
finish the second Colorful Communities project in Turkey. In
addition to helping children in our community, this project is
especially important for us because it engaged one of our customers as
well as employees of PPG’s automotive refinish, automotive coatings,
industrial coatings, and protective and marine coatings businesses. We
are looking forward our next community project in Turkey to continue
helping to protect and beautify our country.”

Nurhayat Ulucan, PPG human resources manager, Turkey, added, “PPG aims
to protect and beautify the world not just for our customers, but also
for our neighbors in need. We believe that the first step to helping a
community improve is to help its children. Our employees here in Turkey
are directly witnessing how the situation in Syria is impacting so many
innocent children. With this project, we wanted to help unite these
children with local Turkish children and with our entire community.”

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. It supports
projects that transform community assets, providing PPG volunteers and
donated PPG products. PPG completed 11 Colorful Communities
projects in 2015, 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.

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


PPG Media Contact:
Mark Silvey
Corporate Communications