“We continued to deliver strong financial results, including 20 percent adjusted earnings-per-share growth. Contributing to our record performance were the benefits from our recent strategic actions and cash deployment. These included incremental acquisition-related earnings along with a 2 percent reduction in our share count as compared to the prior year.
Both of our coatings segments delivered all-time-record first quarter earnings, and the glass segment delivered its highest first quarter earnings in more than 10 years. Our ongoing cost and productivity initiatives, continued PPG volume growth in certain end-use markets and an accelerating company growth rate in emerging regions aided our segment results. “
2015 PPG Industries Annual Meeting of Shareholders
The 2015 Annual Meeting of Shareholders of PPG Industries will be held on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Fairmont Pittsburgh Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 510 Market Street, Pittsburgh Pennsylvania 15222. The meeting will begin at 11:00 a.m., Eastern Time.
Shareholders at the close of business on Feb. 20, 2015 (the record date) are entitled to attend.
If you are a shareholder of record or a participant in a retirement or savings plan maintained by PPG and wish to attend the annual meeting, please indicate this desire when voting via the Internet or by telephone, so that we may send you an admission card. However, if you have a paper proxy card because you received the proxy materials in paper form, there is an admission card on the top half of the proxy card. Please tear off the admission card and bring it with you to the annual meeting, along with a photo ID.
If you are a beneficial owner (you hold your shares though a bank, broker, trustee or other nominee) and you wish to attend the annual meeting, you must bring proof of ownership, such as an account statement, that clearly shows that you held PPG common stock on Feb. 20, 2015, or a legal proxy obtained from your bank, broker, trustee or other nominee. You must also bring a photo ID. Alternatively, you may obtain an admission card by sending your request and a copy of your proof of ownership to Investor Relations at PPG Industries, Inc., One PPG Place, 40 East, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15272.
2015 Annual Meeting Proxy Materials
In accordance with the SEC’s Notice and Access rules, PPG shareholder proxy materials are available below. Shareholders can expect to receive a “Notice of Internet Availability of Proxy Materials” via the U.S. Postal Service instead of receiving paper copies of the 2015 Proxy Statement and 2014 Annual Report. The Notice includes instructions for viewing the 2015 Proxy Statement and the 2014 Annual Report online, voting your shares via the Internet and requesting a paper copy of the proxy materials.
The proxy materials are available below:
2014 Annual Report/10K (.pdf)
2015 Proxy Statement (.pdf)
Requesting Printed Materials
Those shareholders who have previously requested a paper copy of the proxy materials will receive the 2015 Proxy Statement, the 2014 Annual Report and a proxy card or voting instruction card through the mail.
Registered shareholders of record can request a paper copy of the proxy materials, which includes the 2015 Proxy Statement, the 2014 Annual Report and a proxy card or voting instruction card by visiting www.sendmaterial.com or by calling 1-800-516-1564 (toll free). Proxy materials may also be requested via e-mail by writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Please have your control number, which is printed on your Notice, available to request printed materials.
Beneficial owners and all other interested parties can request a paper copy of PPG's 2015 Proxy Statement and 2014 Annual Report by clicking here. However, you must contact your bank, broker, trustee or other nominee to obtain a proxy card.
PPG Industries is a leader in its markets; is a streamlined, efficient manufacturer; and operates on the leading edge of new technologies and solutions. It is our vision to continue being the world’s leading coatings and specialty products and services company, serving customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. PPG has manufacturing facilities and equity affiliates in more than 60 countries around the globe.
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