PPG to purchase European coatings company Dyrup
PPG Industries today announced the signing of a share purchase agreement to acquire Dyrup A/S, a European coatings company based in Copenhagen, Denmark, from its owner, Monberg & Thorsen, a public holding company.

PPG completes acquisition of chlor-alkali manufacturer Equa-Chlor
PPG Industries today announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of certain assets of Equa-Chlor, Inc., a producer of chlorine, caustic soda and muriatic acid, based in Longview, Wash. The transaction value was approximately $27 million.

PPG issues 2010 corporate sustainability report
PPG Industries has issued a corporate sustainability report for 2010, which expands on and enhances the scope of information provided in the company’s first full report for 2008.

PPG appoints Foulkes as corporate secretary
PPG Industries announced today that Anne M. Foulkes, assistant general counsel, additionally has been named corporate secretary, reporting to Glenn E. Bost II, senior vice president and general counsel, effective immediately.

PPG reports record first quarter earnings per share
PPG Industries today reported sales for the first quarter 2011 of $3.5 billion, an increase of 13 percent versus the prior year’s first quarter.

PPG directors announce quarterly dividend increase to 57 cents per share
The board of directors of PPG Industries today approved a two cents-per-share increase in the company’s dividend, declaring a regular quarterly dividend of 57 cents per share, payable June 10 to shareholders of record May 10.

PPG chairman discusses progress, business performance at annual meeting
PPG Industries Chairman and CEO Charles E. Bunch told shareholders at the company’s annual meeting in Pittsburgh today that over the past several years, PPG has successfully transformed itself into a global coatings, optical products and specialty materials company with a broader geographic presence and significantly lower cost structure.

PPG participated in 5th China (Shanghai) International Wind Energy Exhibition
PPG Industries, a leading global manufacturer of coatings and fiber glass for the wind energy industry, showcased its products in Booth 7T051 during the 5th China (Shanghai) International Wind Energy Exhibition, April 8-10, at the Shanghai New International Expo Center.

PPG to announce first quarter 2011 results April 21
PPG Industries announces the following details for its first quarter 2011 earnings release and teleconference call.

PPG anticipates strong first quarter 2011 results
PPG Industries today announced that it anticipates first quarter 2011 earnings will be in the range of $1.30 to $1.35 per diluted share.

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