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PPG Completes COLORFUL COMMUNITIES Project at the Association of Friends for Asylum in Weingarten, Germany

WEINGARTEN (Baden), Germany–(BUSINESS WIRE)–PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of a COLORFUL COMMUNITIES™
project in Weingarten, Baden, Germany, that helped revitalize the
Association of Friends for Asylum facility. The Colorful Communities
program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial
contributions to bring color and vitality to communities where the
company operates around the world, such as in Weingarten, where PPG has
an automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM) coatings plant.

The project brought together more than 45 PPG volunteers, who spent
three days revitalizing a training room, common area, stairway and
exterior courtyard. PPG provided more than $46,000 (39,000 EUR) and 250
liters (66 gallons) of SIGMA COATINGS™ paint products to assist with the

The Association of Friends for Asylum promotes the integration of
refugees into the local community. It provides courses on German,
mathematics, computers, sewing and cooking to foster contact between the
refugees while also preparing them for the demands of school and
vocational training. A job exchange also helps refugees find suitable
jobs or internships at local companies.

After contractors reconstructed the walls, restored the flooring and did
a thorough cleaning of the courtyard, PPG volunteers painted the
facility’s walls and furniture in a color palette of yellow, creamy
white and blue. These colors were chosen to create a welcoming, open,
bright and stimulating space.

“We are very pleased to help the Association of Friends for Asylum meet
the educational, occupational and social needs of refugees in our area,”
said Claus Biesen, PPG plant manager, Weingarten. “The engagement of our
employees and their enthusiasm in using their skills to help improve the
quality of life for our area’s newest residents made me very proud.”

The Colorful Communities program, PPG’s signature initiative for
supporting communities, aims to protect and beautify the neighborhoods
where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colorful Communities program,
PPG’s committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products
to help transform community assets – from painting classrooms, to
bringing color to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since
2015, PPG has completed more than 170 Colorful Communities
projects, impacting nearly 5 million people in 25 countries.

PPG and the PPG Foundation aim to bring color and brightness to PPG
communities around the world. We invested more than $10.5 million in
2017, supporting hundreds of community organizations across 29
countries. By investing in educational opportunities, we help grow
today’s skilled workforce and develop tomorrow’s innovators in fields
related to coatings and manufacturing. Plus, we empower PPG employees to
multiply their impact for causes that are important to them by
supporting their volunteer efforts and charitable giving. Learn more at www.ppgcommunities.com.


At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints,
coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for 135 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 $14.7 billion in 2017. 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.
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Coatings Nederland B.V.


PPG Media Contact:
Ken Armistead, +44 1924 354848
Corporate Communications, EMEA
[email protected]