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PPG to Invest $60 Million in New Manufacturing Facility in Lipetsk, Russia

  PPG to Invest $60 Million in New Manufacturing Facility in Lipetsk, Russia

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PITTSBURGH -- September 30, 2013

PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced plans to invest $60 million in a new
manufacturing facility and commercial operation for its coatings businesses in
the Lipetsk region of Russia. The company anticipates project completion in
the second half of 2015. The facility is expected to employ more than 150
people and manufacture a wide variety of industrial and performance coatings.

The investment further demonstrates PPG’s commitment to growth in Europe, the
Middle East and Africa (EMEA). PPG currently has operations in Russia and is
supplying customers across a variety of industries in the country. The new
facility is expected to facilitate PPG’s growth in the market and help the
company directly meet growing local demand for its coatings products.

In addition to the manufacturing hub, the facility will include a new
warehouse and distribution center as well as administrative offices and
technical labs.

“We are delighted to expand our operations and commitment in Russia,” said
Jens Brackebusch, PPG general manager, Russia. “We appreciate the ongoing
loyalty of our Russian customers and are excited about this opportunity, which
will allow us to grow with them.”


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. For more information, visit and follow @PPGIndustries on Twitter.

Forward-Looking Statements

Statements in this news release relating to matters that are not historical
facts are forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995 reflecting the company’s current view
with respect to future events or objectives and financial or operational
performance or results. The forward-looking statements contained herein
include statements relating to the size, scope, timing and expected benefits
of the planned Lipetsk facility. Actual events may differ materially from
current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties,
including changes to the scope of the planned Lipetsk facility, the failure to
achieve the expected benefits of the facility, changes in the Russian economy
and the other risks and uncertainties discussed in PPG Industries’ periodic
reports on Form 10-K and Form 10-Q, and its current reports on Form 8-K filed
with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Forward-looking statements speak
only as of the date of their initial issuance, and PPG Industries does not
undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking
statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.


PPG Industries, Inc.
Ken Armistead, PPG Communications Manager, EMEA, +44-1924-354848
Mark Silvey, PPG Corporate and Government Affairs, +1-412-434-3046
Vince Morales, PPG Investor Relations, +1-412-434-3740
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