PPG reaches agreement to divest its ownership interest in PFG fiber glass joint ventures

PITTSBURGH--()--PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that it has reached an agreement to divest its 50 percent ownership interests in its two PFG Fiber Glass joint ventures (PFG) to Nan Ya Plastics Corp., which currently controls the other 50 percent ownership interest in the joint ventures. Nan Ya is affiliated with Taiwan-based Formosa Plastics Group. The transaction is expected to close by the end of 2016. Financial terms were not disclosed.

PFG was formed as an equally-held joint venture between PPG and Nan Ya in 1987, with a single production facility in Chia Yi, Taiwan. To meet growing demand, a second joint venture was formed to add a production facility in Kunshan, China in 2001.

PFG supplies electronic yarn fibers used in integrated electronic circuit boards and fiber glass reinforcement products for automotive applications.

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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. The forward-looking statements contained herein include statements relating to the timing of the sale of PPG’s interest in the PFG Fiber Glass joint ventures. Actual events may differ materially from current expectations and are subject to a number of risks and uncertainties, including the satisfaction of the conditions of the transaction and other risks related to completion of the transaction and actions related thereto; the parties’ ability to complete the transaction on the anticipated terms and schedule, including the ability to obtain regulatory approvals, and the other risks and uncertainties discussed in PPG’s 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. Forward-looking statements speak only as of the date of their initial issuance, and PPG does not undertake any obligation to update or revise publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.

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PPG Media Contact:
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Corporate Communications
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Investor Relations
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Contacts

PPG Media Contact:
Mark Silvey, +1 412-434-3046
Corporate Communications
silvey@ppg.com
or
PPG Investor Contact:
Scott Minder, +1 412-434-3466
Investor Relations
sminder@ppg.com
www.ppg.com/investor