PPG Appoints Thiele as Treasurer, Announces Giga to Retire

  PPG Appoints Thiele as Treasurer, Announces Giga to Retire

Business Wire

PITTSBURGH -- November 19, 2012

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced the appointment of Eric K. Thiele,
PPG assistant treasurer and credit director, as treasurer and a company
officer, effective Dec. 1. He will report to David B. Navikas, PPG senior vice
president, finance and chief financial officer, and he will continue to be
based at the company’s global headquarters in Pittsburgh.

Thiele succeeds PPG Vice President and Treasurer Aziz Giga, who has announced
his retirement, effective March 1, 2013. Giga will continue to support the
company as corporate vice president during the transition period.

“Eric’s depth of experience and knowledge of PPG’s businesses and finance
organization will help him serve the company well as treasurer, particularly
in light of continued global economic uncertainty,” Navikas said. “In
addition, we thank Aziz for his significant contributions to PPG in numerous
leadership positions during his 35-year career. Among his many achievements,
Aziz provided important leadership and guidance to PPG during the severe
economic downturn starting in 2008. His efforts were instrumental in
positioning PPG for success. We congratulate him on an exemplary career and
wish him and his family the very best.”

Thiele joined PPG in 1995 and advanced through positions of increasing
responsibility, such as director, financial services, aircraft transparencies;
director, financial reporting, coatings businesses; director, finance and
planning, automotive coatings; and director, finance, and chief financial
officer, PPG Asia Pacific. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in economics from
Allegheny College and a Master of Business Administration from the University
of Pittsburgh.


PPG Industries' vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and
specialty products company. Through leadership in innovation, sustainability
and color, PPG helps customers in industrial, transportation, consumer
products, and construction markets and aftermarkets to enhance more surfaces
in more ways than does any other company. Founded in 1883, PPG has global
headquarters in Pittsburgh and operates in more than 60 countries around the
world. Sales in 2011 were $14.9 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York
Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG). For more information, visit www.ppg.com.

Bringing innovation to the surface is a trademark of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.


PPG Industries, Inc.
Jeremy Neuhart, PPG Corporate Communications, 412-434-3046
Vince Morales, PPG Investor Relations, 412-434-3740
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