STRONGSVILLE, OHIO - March 15, 2019
PPG today announced that it will continue its long-standing support of Team Penske by serving as a primary sponsor for multiple races throughout the 2019 season in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, the NASCAR Xfinity Series and the NTT IndyCar Series. The sponsorship marks PPG and Team Penske’s 35th year of working together, which is one of the longest tenured partnerships in all of motorsports.

PPG’s 2019 sponsorship began February 24 with Ryan Blaney in the NASCAR Cup Series event at Atlanta Motor Speedway. It will extend through October 6, with nine more races in the three series at eight locations across the United States.

PPG will be the primary sponsor of Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Ford Mustang in six NASCAR Cup Series races.
PPG and Team Penske are marking 35 years of partnership in 2019.

“Sponsoring Team Penske cars is an honor for us at PPG, and we are very pleased to do it again this year.” said Bill Shaw, PPG director, marketing and strategic sales, automotive refinish. “We love motorsports, and we have a solid tie with Penske. It is only natural to take that relationship to the racetrack and actively support Team Penske. When Penske cars are racing, we are there cheering them on to the checkered flag.”

PPG will be the primary sponsor of Ryan Blaney’s No. 12 Ford Mustang in six NASCAR Cup Series races. The NASCAR Xfinity Series will see PPG riding on the side of the No. 22 Ford Mustang of Austin Cindric in two races. Josef Newgarden will pilot the No. 2 PPG Dallara/Chevrolet for two IndyCar Series events during the course of the 2019 season.

“We appreciate our long-term partnership with PPG and the investment and commitment the company has with our team,” said Roger Penske. “Team Penske is celebrating 35 years with PPG in 2019, which is our longest-running partnership across all of our motorsports programs. The bond our organization has with PPG is a testament to all we have achieved together on the race track, and it also demonstrates the mutual value in the marketing and business-to-business opportunities with our companies.”

The PPG-Penske relationship began in 1984 with PPG’s sponsorship of the PPG Cup from 1979 to 1999 in the CART Series in which Team Penske competed. PPG started providing paint for Team Penske cars and the relationship grew. Today, PPG is the largest supplier of refinish coatings for Penske Corporation's racing, truck leasing and automotive collision repair subsidiaries. The robust partnership demonstrates the long-term commitment these companies have to each other and their ongoing success.

PPG is a primary sponsor of Team Penske cars in these remaining 2019 races:

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series

  • Sunday, March 17, Auto Club 400, Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, California
  • Sunday, June 23, Toyota/Save Mart 350, Infineon Raceway, Sonoma, California
  • Sunday, August 4, Go Bowling at The Glen, Watkins Glen International, Watkins Glen, New York
  • Sunday, September 15, South Point 400, Las Vegas Motor Speedway, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Sunday, October 6, Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at Dover, Dover International Speedway, Dover, Delaware

NASCAR Xfinity Series

  • Saturday, May 25, Alsco 300, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Saturday, August 10, Mid-Ohio 170, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio

NTT IndyCar Series

  • Sunday, March 24, IndyCar Classic, Circuit of the Americas, Austin, Texas
  • Sunday, July 28, Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio, Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, Lexington, Ohio

STRONGSVILLE, Ohio, March 26, 2019 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that its automotive refinish business has named CHC Paint & Body Shop Supplies of Toronto, Canada, its 2018 Platinum Distributor of the Year. The annual award honors the distributor that demonstrates outstanding performance, loyalty, product knowledge, and customer service and support.

John Parran, PPG director, Platinum Distributor program, U.S. and Canada, presented the award at the annual PPG Platinum Distributor Conference held Feb. 21–24 at the Loews Royal Pacific Resort in Orlando, Florida. The annual conference brings together PPG Platinum Distributors from across the United States and Canada. Pino Chiappetta, CHC president, and the company’s senior leadership and regional managers accepted the award on behalf of the CHC organization.

“We are excited and proud to announce our first Platinum Distributor of the Year from Canada,” said Parran. “CHC Paint & Body Shop Supplies had a great 2018. In addition to the Platinum Distributor of the Year honors, we also recognized CHC for winning the most new collision centers in Canada for the second consecutive year. CHC’s achievements are the result of years of hard work and shop wins, accomplished by Pino and his team."

CHC Paint & Body Shop Supplies is the recipient of PPG’s 2018 Platinum Distributor of the Year Award. Pictured
(from left) are Greg DeCamp, PPG zone director, automotive refinish sales; Michael H. McGarry, PPG chairman and
CEO; Pino Chiappetta, president, CHC; Tom Maziarz, PPG general manager; John Parran, PPG director, Platinum
Distributor program; and Gary Danowski, PPG vice president, global automotive refinish.

Along with Parran, PPG was represented by Michael H. McGarry, PPG chairman and CEO; Gary Danowski, PPG vice president, global automotive refinish; and Tom Maziarz, PPG general manager, collision, U.S. and Canada.

“We at CHC are extremely humbled and honored to be named the PPG Platinum Distributor of the Year for our performance in 2018,” said Chiappetta. “We continuously strive to stay focused on developing our people, providing the best service to our customers and delivering best-in-class products. Thank you, PPG, for your unwavering trust and loyalty. I also would like to extend a special thank you to our PPG team in the greater Toronto area for all its effort, support and leadership.”

The PPG Platinum Distributor program began as a loyalty and support initiative for PPG single-line distributors, with the ultimate goal of providing exceptional service and benefits for PPG automotive refinish customers. The program delivers competitive advantages to participants by aligning the technology, training and customer support of PPG with the entrepreneurship, customer awareness, local market knowledge and service capability of the independent distributor.

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