PPG donates $16,000 for Delaware, Ohio-area programs
The PPG Industries Foundation has donated $16,000 to three Delaware, Ohio-area organizations for educational and human-services programs. Each grant was made on behalf of PPG Industries’ automotive refinish coatings facility in Delaware and represents PPG’s commitment to supporting local organizations that provide needed resources in the community.

PPG awards more than $340,000 through National Merit Scholarship Program
The PPG Industries Foundation announced that it is sponsoring more than $340,000 worth of undergraduate college scholarships for U.S. students in communities where PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) operates through National Merit Scholarship Corp. in 2014, including 54 new four-year scholarships.

PPG sponsors 2014 Bring on the Heat China conference
PPG Industries’ protective and marine coatings (PMC) business sponsored the recent 2014 Bring on the Heat China conference in Shanghai, hosted by the National Association of Corrosion Engineers (NACE) International and the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) Changzhou Paint & Coatings Industry Research Institute.

Save lives, protect critical assets with STEELGUARD coatings by PPG
PPG Industries has announced the release of new products within its market-leading STEELGUARD™ range of intumescent fire protection coatings for steel structures.

PPG reports record second quarter net sales and earnings
PPG Industries today reported record second quarter 2014 net sales from continuing operations of $4.1 billion, up $199 million, or 5 percent, versus the prior year. Second quarter 2014 reported net income from continuing operations was $393 million, or $2.80 per diluted share. Second quarter 2014 adjusted net income from continuing operations was $398 million, or $2.83 per diluted share, which excludes $3 million after-tax, or 2 cents per diluted share, for pension settlement costs and $2 million after-tax, or 1 cent per diluted share, for acquisition-related costs.

PPG directors announce quarterly dividend of 67 cents per share
The board of directors of PPG Industries today declared a regular quarterly dividend of 67 cents per share, payable Sept. 12 to shareholders of record Aug. 11.

PPG appoints McGarry chief operating officer
PPG Industries today announced the appointment of Michael H. McGarry, currently executive vice president, to chief operating officer, effective Aug. 1. McGarry will have executive oversight responsibility for all PPG’s businesses and operating regions and for the information technology (IT), environment, health and safety (EH&S), and purchasing functions.

PPG reiterates responsible care commitment at AICM event
PPG Industries recently participated in the Responsible Care Beijing Manifesto Ceremony held by the Association of International Chemical Manufacturers (AICM). At the ceremony, PPG and 39 other AICM member companies reiterated their commitment to the principles of “responsible care” and vowed to make greater efforts to promote environmental protection in China.

PPG helps draft China CSR Evaluation Criteria
PPG Industries recently attended a ceremony at the Diaoyutai State Guest House in Beijing to celebrate release of the first China CSR Evaluation Criteria by the China Enterprise Evaluation Association and the School of Social Sciences, Tsinghua University. PPG also participated in the process of drafting the new corporate social responsibility standards.

PPG completes acquisition of specialty coatings supplier The Homax Group from Olympus Partners
PPG Industries today announced that its North American architectural coatings business has completed its acquisition of The Homax Group, Inc., a supplier of decorative wall and ceiling texture repair products, from Olympus Partners. Financial terms were not disclosed.

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