PPG directors raise dividend

The board of directors of PPG Industries has raised the quarterly dividend on the company“s common stock to USD 0.48 from USD 0.47 a share, payable 12 June to shareholders of record as of 10 May 2006…

The board of directors of PPG Industries has raised the quarterly dividend on the company“s common stock to USD 0.48 from USD 0.47 a share, payable 12 June to shareholders of record as of 10 May 2006. With the increase announced 20 April 2006, PPG has raised annual dividend payments every year since 1972. PPG has paid dividends without interruption since 1899. “Today“s dividend increase reflects our confidence in PPG“s continued earnings growth and our commitment to reward shareholders,” said Charles E. Bunch, chairman and chief executive officer.