PPG Industries Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch to Receive the ICIS Kavaler Award, Sponsored by The Chemists' Club

 PPG Industries Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch to Receive the ICIS Kavaler
                    Award, Sponsored by The Chemists' Club

  PR Newswire

  NEW YORK and LONDON, July 11, 2013

NEW YORK and LONDON, July 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --

The ICIS Kavaler Award, sponsored by The Chemists' Club in recognition for
outstanding achievement as voted on by his peers, will be awarded to PPG
Industries chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch.

This unique global chemical industry award will be presented to Mr. Bunch at a
black tie dinner ceremony on Thursday, October 30, 2013, at the Lotos Club in
New York City.

The distinguishing feature of this award is that the winner is selected by
his/her peers - the senior executives selected in the ICIS Top 40 Power
Players listing ( http://www.icis.com/about/ICISTop40 ), a global ranking of
the people making the greatest impact on the chemical industry.

"We congratulate Mr. Bunch for his outstanding and newsworthy achievements,
including a landmark deal to separate its commodity chemicals business and
merge it with Georgia Gulf to create Axiall, boosting shareholder value
significantly," said Joseph Chang, Global Editor of ICIS Chemical Business.

"Acquisitions to PPG's core coatings business have also added value, and this
has continued into 2013 with the acquisition of AkzoNobel's North American
architectural coatings business," he added.

"During the past several years PPG has made significant progress focusing our
business portfolio and activities in pursuit of our vision to continue to be
the world's leading coatings and specialty products company," said Charles E.
Bunch, PPG chairman and CEO.

"I am pleased to accept this recognition on behalf of all PPG employees who
have worked so hard to achieve these noteworthy accomplishments in our
industry," he added.

In the award selection process, ICIS and the Chemists' Club invited each of
the ICIS Top 40 Power Players for 2012 to vote for three individuals in the
ballot, based on newsworthy achievement in one or more of the following

  *profitability/shareholder value (EBITDA growth, stock price, dividend);
  *mergers and acquisitions (deals or integration);
  *projects/capital investment; and
  *innovation - technology, product, business process with an impact on
    industry and society.

For more information on the ICIS Kavaler Award, please contact Noel Namuco at
The Chemists' Club noel@chemistsclub.org , 347-501-0007 or Bryan Iams at PPG
bryan.iams@ppg.com , 412-434-2181.


The award is a revival of the Kavaler Award, which was presented by Chemical
Market Reporter to leading chemical CEOs from 1990 to 1999, including Jon
Huntsman Sr, founder, chairman and CEO of Huntsman, and Frank Popoff, chairman
and CEO of Dow Chemical.

Arthur Kavaler, who served for 46 years as reporter, editor and eventually
publisher and editor-in-chief of Chemical Market Reporter - one of the three
publications incorporated into ICIS Chemical Business - passed away at the age
of 91 on January 18, 2012.

Kavaler, a probing reporter and an editor with unwavering conviction, had a
major impact on chemical industry journalism.

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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 nearly 70 countries around the
world. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York
Stock Exchange (symbol: PPG). For more information, visit http://www.ppg.com .

Joseph Chang Global Editor ICIS Chemical Business T: +1-212-791-4224
joseph.chang@icis.com Roland Stefandl President The Chemists' Club T:
+1-201-888-0440 rstefandl@epolychem.com Bryan Iams PPG Industries
+1-412-434-2181 bryan.iams@ppg.com