PPG Announces Tender Offers to Purchase Certain Debt Securities for Cash

PPG Industries today announced the commencement of cash tender offers for any and all of its outstanding debt securities in the series specified in the table below, which have a total aggregate principal amount outstanding of $400 million.

PITTSBURGH, Nov. 6, 2014 – PPG Industries (NYSE:PPG) today announced the commencement of cash tender offers (each an “Offer”) for any and all of its outstanding debt securities in the series specified in the table below (the “Securities”), which have a total aggregate principal amount outstanding of $400 million.

Each Offer will commence on November 6, 2014, and will expire at 5:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 14, 2014 (the “Expiration Time”), unless extended or earlier terminated, in either case, by PPG in its sole discretion.  Each Offer is being made pursuant to an Offer to Purchase, dated November 6, 2014 (the “Offer to Purchase), and a related Letter of Transmittal (the “Letter of Transmittal”), which set forth a more detailed description of the Offers. Holders of the Securities are urged to read carefully the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal before making any decisions with respect to the Offers.

The following table summarizes the material pricing terms of the Offers:


(1) Based on hypothetical data as of November 5, 2014.

The applicable total consideration payable for each $1,000 principal amount of the Securities validly tendered and accepted for payment pursuant to each Offer will be determined in the manner described in the Offer to Purchase by reference to the applicable fixed spread listed above over the yield to maturity of the applicable United States Treasury reference security listed above, calculated by the Dealer Manager for the Offers as of 2:00 p.m., New York City time, on November 14, 2014, the date on which each Offer expires unless extended or earlier terminated. In addition to the applicable total consideration, PPG also will pay accrued and unpaid interest on Securities purchased from the applicable last interest payment date up to, but not including, the settlement date. The settlement date for each Offer is expected to be promptly after the expiration of each Offer, and if each Offer is not extended or earlier terminated, the settlement date is expected to be November 17, 2014.

To receive the applicable total consideration, holders of the Securities must validly tender and not validly withdraw their Securities prior to the Expiration Time. Securities tendered may be withdrawn at any time prior to the Expiration Time by following the procedures described in the Offer to Purchase.

The obligation of PPG to accept for purchase and to pay the Total Consideration and the accrued and unpaid interest on the Securities pursuant to each Offer is not subject to any minimum tender condition but is subject to satisfaction or waiver of certain other conditions described in the Offer to Purchase. No Offer is conditioned on completion of any other Offer.

PPG has retained J.P. Morgan Securities LLC to serve as Dealer Manager for the Offers. D.F. King & Co., Inc. has been retained to serve as the Information Agent and the Tender Agent for the Offers.

Questions regarding the Offers may be directed to J.P. Morgan Securities LLC at (866) 834-4666 (toll-free) or (212) 834-4811. Requests for copies of the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal may be directed to D.F. King & Co., Inc. at (866) 416-0576 (toll-free) or (212) 269-5550.

This news release shall not be construed as an offer to purchase or a solicitation of an offer to purchase any of the Securities or any other securities. The Offers are made only by, and pursuant to, the terms of the Offer to Purchase and the Letter of Transmittal., under which PPG, subject to applicable law, may amend, extend or terminate the Offers and postpone the acceptance for purchase of, and payment for, the Securities so tendered. The Offers are not being made in any jurisdiction in which the making or acceptance thereof would not be in compliance with the securities, blue sky or other laws of such jurisdiction. In any jurisdiction in which the Offers are required to be made by a licensed broker or dealer, they shall be deemed to be made on behalf of PPG by the Dealer Manager. None of PPG, the Dealer Manager, the Information Agent or the Tender Agent makes any recommendation as to whether holders of the Securities should tender their Securities pursuant to the Offers.

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty materials 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. Reported net sales in 2013 were $15.1 billion. PPG shares are traded on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol:PPG).

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. These matters involve risks and uncertainties as 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 (SEC). Accordingly, many factors could cause actual results to differ materially from the company’s forward-looking statements.

Among these factors are our ability to complete the Offers, global economic conditions, increasing price and product competition by foreign and domestic competitors, fluctuations in cost and availability of raw materials, the ability to maintain favorable supplier relationships and arrangements, the realization of anticipated cost savings from restructuring initiatives, difficulties in integrating acquired businesses and achieving expected synergies therefrom, the ability to penetrate existing, developing or emerging foreign and domestic markets, economic and political conditions in international markets, foreign exchange rates and fluctuations in such rates, fluctuations in tax rates, the impact of future legislation, the impact of environmental regulations, unexpected business disruptions and the unpredictability of existing and possible future litigation, including litigation that could result if the asbestos settlement discussed in our filings with the SEC does not become effective. However, it is not possible to predict or identify all such factors.

Consequently, while the list of factors presented here is considered representative, no such list should be considered to be a complete statement of all potential risks and uncertainties. Unlisted factors may present significant additional obstacles to the realization of forward-looking statements.

Consequences of material differences in results as compared with those anticipated in the forward-looking statements could include, among other things, business disruption, operational problems, financial loss, legal liability to third parties and similar risks, any of which could have a material adverse effect on our consolidated financial condition, results of operations or liquidity.

Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of their initial issuance, and we do not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as otherwise required by applicable law.
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Mark Silvey
PPG Corporate Communications

Vince Morales
PPG Investor Relations

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