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PPG Acquires Akzo Nobel Architectural Coatings Business

PPG Industries has finalized the acquisition of the North American architectural coatings business of Akzo Nobel N.V., Amsterdam, in a deal valued at $1.05 billion.

“We are pleased to have successfully completed this acquisition, the second-largest in our company’s history, as it further extends PPG’s architectural coatings business in the United States, Canada and the Caribbean, and continues the accelerated pace of our business portfolio transformation,” says Charles E. Bunch, PPG chairman and CEO. “With this acquisition, PPG has expanded its reach in all three major North American distribution channels, including home centers, independent paint dealers and company-owned paint stores. The company’s product offerings are now available in more than 15,000 outlets across the region.

“Our already strong portfolio of North American brands, including PPG Paints, PPG Pittsburgh Paints, PPG Porter Paints, Lucite and Olympic Paints and Stains, has been significantly strengthened with the addition of well-known brands such as Glidden, Flood, CIL, Sico and Liquid Nails,” Bunch adds. PPG also will license the following brands: Dulux, Devoe architectural coatings and Sikkens architectural wood products.

“As we welcome new colleagues, our focus will be to effectively and efficiently integrate these businesses and to exceed the expectations of our customers while capturing the full earnings power of the combined organization,” Bunch said.

PPG Industries’ vision is to continue to be the world’s leading coatings and specialty products 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. Sales in 2012 were $15.2 billion.

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