PPG Wins First-Ever Global Design Award from Groupe Renault

Award recognizes development of exclusive Rouge Flamme automotive

PITTSBURGH–(BUSINESS WIRE)–$PPG #Renault–PPG (NYSE: PPG) today announced that its automotive original equipment
manufacturer (OEM) coatings business received the first-ever Global
Design Award from Groupe Renault during a supplier awards ceremony in
Paris. While Renault suppliers were honored in many categories, PPG was
the only one to earn this global honor, recognizing its development of
the unique Rouge Flamme finish used exclusively by the carmaker.

Groupe Renault added the Global Design Award this year to its annual
recognition program for suppliers that have made exceptional
contributions in areas such as design. Tim Knavish, PPG senior vice
president, global automotive coatings, accepted the award on behalf of

PPG began providing Rouge Flamme, an innovative color that uses a
complex red clearcoat, to Renault in 2011. The color is exclusive to
Renault and available on models including the Clio 4, Twingo, Kadjar,
Captur and New Megane.

“This color is a major achievement for PPG and marks an important step
forward for high-chroma colors in automotive applications,” said Luis
Aragon, PPG global account director, Groupe Renault and PSA Group. “The
success of Rouge Flamme demonstrates how high-quality, attractive
finishes can help PPG’s customers increase their vehicle sales and
strengthen their brand image. We are very proud to win this award and to
continue growing our partnership with Renault.”

About Groupe Renault

Renault is an international multi-brand group with global sales of more
than 2.8 million vehicles in 125 countries in 2015. It employs over
120,000 people and manufactures vehicles and powertrain components at
its 36 production sites. Since it was founded in 1898, Renault has been
the most consistently innovative carmaker in automotive history. Groupe
Renault designs innovative products and services accessible to the
greatest number of people; fosters sustainable mobility for all, notably
through its range of all-electric vehicles; and develops profitable
international growth, in particular through its Alliance with Nissan and
its other partnerships. For more information, visit www.groupe.renault.com
or www.media.renault.com.


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.

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