PPG reports record first quarter results
PPG Industries today reported record first quarter 2014 net sales from continuing operations of $3.6 billion, up $528 million, or 17 percent, versus the prior year. First quarter 2014 reported net income from continuing operations was $277 million, or $1.97 per diluted share. First quarter 2014 adjusted net income from continuing operations was $279 million, or $1.98 per diluted share, which excludes $2 million, or 1 cent per diluted share, for acquisition-related costs.

PPG directors approve 10-percent dividend increase to 67 cents per share
The board of directors of PPG Industries today approved a 6-cents-per-share increase in the company’s dividend, declaring a regular quarterly dividend of 67 cents per share, payable June 12 to shareholders of record May 12.

PPG board of directors authorizes $2 billion share repurchase program
PPG Industries announced today that its board of directors has authorized the repurchase of $2 billion of outstanding common stock. The authorization is effective immediately, does not expire and gives management discretion in determining the conditions under which shares may be purchased.

PPG Chairman notes successful 2013, record financials during annual meeting
PPG Industries today held its annual meeting of shareholders in Pittsburgh, where Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Charles E. Bunch spoke about the company’s recent strategic progress and record financial performance.

PPG supports Waltonville Grade School art classes
Donna Burlison, customer service representative at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mt. Vernon, Ill., recently presented a PPG Industries Foundation check to support Waltonville Grade School art classes to Delisa Hale, art teacher, and Dawn Hamson, principal. The grant will fund the purchase of new art supplies providing students with the right tools to express their creativity.

PPG supports Wayne City Grade School music
Jeff McKay, quality control technician at PPG Industries’ industrial coatings manufacturing facility in Mt. Vernon, Ill., recently presented to Jessica Fagan, Wayne City Grade School art teacher, a PPG Industries Foundation check to fund a two-year subscription to Quaver Marvelous World of Music.

Kahle of PPG delivers keynote at American Coatings Show
Chuck Kahle, PPG Industries’ chief technology officer and vice president, research and development, coatings, delivered the keynote address today at the American Coatings Show in Atlanta, hosted by the American Coatings Association. His presentation, “Energy as a Driver for Coatings Innovation,” focused on the dramatic changes in the coatings marketplace due to fluctuations in energy cost and availability.

PPG announces successful completion of sale of ownership interest in Transitions Optical to Essilor International
PPG Industries, Inc. today announced the successful completion of the previously announced sale to Essilor International of its 51 percent ownership interest in its Transitions Optical joint venture and PPG’s wholly-owned sunlens business. Essilor International had held a 49 percent interest in the Transitions Optical joint venture.

PPG announces executive appointments
PPG Industries today announced two executive appointments, effective immediately. Dave Cole, former president of Transitions Optical, has been appointed vice president, packaging coatings. Anup Jain, previously PPG vice president, silica products, has been appointed vice president, specialty coatings and materials. Rick Elias, previously senior vice president, optical and specialty materials, has retired from the company.

PPG to announce first quarter 2014 results April 17
PPG Industries announces the following details for its first quarter 2014 earnings release and teleconference call on Thursday, April 17.

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