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PPG completes COLOURFUL COMMUNTIES project at Kurrambee School in Sydney 25 February 2020

MELBOURNE, Australia, February 19, 2020 - PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced the completion of the COLOURFUL COMMUNITIES project at Kurrambee School in Werrington, Sydney that revitalised the classrooms of the more than 100 special needs students who attend the school. The project brought together more than 45 PPG volunteers, who spent two days transforming the classrooms into fresh and engaging learning spaces.

PPG provided more than $14,250 in products and tools to support the project, including 1,265 litres of TAUBMANS paint by PPG. Damage to walls and doorframes was also repaired, with assistance from the team at FJS Plastering & Interiors, who donated their time and services.

The Colourful Commmunities program provides PPG volunteers and products along with financial contributions to bring colour and vitality to communities where the company operates around the world, such as Sydney, where PPG has an architectural paint manufacturing plant situated in the suburb of Villawood.

Taubmans colour experts collaborated with the school principal and staff to select colours for the classroom walls, which were covered with plaster and peeling paint. Cognizant of potential visual triggers for some students, a neutral colour palette of Taubmans Miss Universe, Time Cap and Illusive White has chosen. Taubmans ALL WEATHER exterior paint was used to refresh the external window frames, doors and walls. Taubmans Endure interior paint, the brand's premium interior paint, was used to brighten the classroom walls and Taubmans TRADEX ceiling paint on the ceilings.

Kim Waters, deputy principal of Kurrambee School said the Colourful Communities project has transformed the classrooms into bright and fresh spaces. "We are very appreciative that our school was chosen, " she added.

Adam Hogg, PPG NSW Regional Sales Manager, refinish, nominated and led the Colourful Communities project alongside PPG volunteers Paul Kowalczuk, account manager, NSW trade sales, and Debbie Noble, customer service coordinator, and members of the school community. "I'm proud to have been involved in this very important Colourful Communities project in our neighborhood," Hogg said. "I'm so pleased our volunteers made a significant, practical and positive difference to the Kurrambee School Community".

The Colourful Communities program, PPG's signature initiative for supporting communities, aim's to protect and beautify the neighborhoods where PPG operates around the world. Through the Colourful Communities program, PPG's committed volunteers contribute their time and PPG paint products to help transform community assets - from painting classrooms, to bringing colour to a maternity ward and redesigning a playground. Since 2015, PPG has completed more than 300 Colourful Communities projects, impacting more than 6.5 million people in 40 countries.

PPG's global community engagement efforts and the PPG Foundation aim to bring colour and brightness to PPG communities around the world. We invested more than $11 million in 2019, supporting hundreds of organisations across 38 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 everyday to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and specialty materials that our customers have trusted for more than 135 years. Though, 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 $15.1 billion in 2019. 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 is a trademark and Colourful Communities and the PPG Logo are registered trademarks of PPG Industries Ohio, Inc.

Taubmans, All Weather and Tradex are trademarks of PPG Industries Australia Pty Ltd.

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More than 45 PPG volunteers worked together with members of the local community to complete a COLOURFUL COMMUNITIES project revitalised the classrooms at Kurrambee School in Werrington, Sydney.

PPG and community volunteers spent two days revitalising the classrooms at Kurrambee School in Sydney, to provide enhanced learning spaces for the special needs students enrolled at the school.

Through an COLOURFUL COMMUNITIES project the classrooms at Kurrambee School in Sydney were refreshed by PPG volunteers alongside members of the school and local community.

Stephen Barbara (left) of FJS Plastering & Interiors donated his business's services to support the COLOURFUL COMMUNITIES project at Kurrambee School, where his son Denzel (centre) attends. Adam Hogg, PPG NSW regional sales manager, refinish, (right) initiated and oversaw the Colour Communities project.