Direct Stock Purchase Plan

Direct Stock Purchase Plan and Dividend Reinvestment Plan
PPG's direct stock purchase and dividend reinvestment plan is administered by our transfer agent, Computershare. To find plan details, visit Computershare's website.

Registered Shareholders
Current registered stockholders can access their account online at Computershare's Investor Center website by visiting You can print account statements, update address information, print tax forms, and perform transfers and transactions such as buying and selling shares, and enrolling in dividend reinvestment or direct deposit.

Beneficial Stockholders
If your stock account is held by a broker or dealer, bank nominee or custodian fund, you are a beneficial shareholder. This is also commonly known as keeping the shares in "street name". Please contact your broker directly for assistance.

Shareholder Q&A

PPG's transfer agent is Computershare.

P.O. Box 505000
Louisville, KY 40233
Phone: 1-800-648-8160

Click on the following link to be directed to Computershare's website:

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PPG Industries, Inc. common stock (symbol PPG on the New York Stock Exchange) may be bought or sold through a stockbroker, bank, or any financial institution that provides brokerage services, or directly through Computershare. To purchase PPG stock and learn more about the Investor Services Program click here.

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A DRIP is offered through Computershare. Please contact Computershare at 1-800-648-8160 (toll free within the United States or Canada), 1-201- 680 6578 (outside the United States or Canada) and 1-800-231-5469 (for the hearing impaired).

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The CUSIP number for PPG common stock is 69350610.

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Registered Shareholders:
If your name is listed as the owner of PPG stock on the books of our transfer agent, you may be referred to as a registered owner. You may hold your shares in certificate form or in our Investor Services Program. You receive all quarterly dividend payments, statements and shareholder communications directly from Computershare.

Beneficial/Street Name Shareholders:
If your stock is held in an account at a bank or brokerage firm, you may be referred to as a beneficial or street name owner. A stock certificate is not registered in your name on the books of our transfer agent and PPG does not have a record that you are a shareholder. Dividends paid by PPG are sent to your bank or broker for distribution in accordance with your agreement with that bank or broker. Similarly, financial reports and proxy materials are distributed to you through your bank or broker.

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The term cost basis (also called tax basis) refers to the calculation of the original cost of obtaining your stock shares. Your original cost basis is needed when determining whether to report a capital gain or capital loss on the sale of your shares.

In order to determine your cost basis, you will need to review your original purchase records. If you purchased the stock through a broker, you may be able to obtain this information from the brokerage firm. If you participated in the Investor Services Program, the purchase information would be reflected in the account statements you received from Computershare.

The following resources may be helpful to you when attempting to calculate your cost basis:

PPG Stock Split History & PPG Dividend History

Closing Stock Price by Quarter End

Individual situations vary greatly based on your specific financial situation. We recommend you contact your accountant or tax advisor for the latest reporting guidelines appropriate to you. You may also visit the IRS web site for additional information on calculating cost basis.

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