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PPG announces succession plan details of senior vice president and general counsel

Glenn Bost, current SVP and GC, appointed to new executive leadership role through Jan. 1, 2019

Monday, July 23, 2018 4:22 pm EDT



PITTSBURGH, July 23, 2018 – PPG (NYSE:PPG) today announced that Glenn Bost, who has served as senior vice president and general counsel since 2010 and is a 33-year veteran of the company, will retire as part of a planned succession for the role. Effective Aug. 1, Bost, age 66, will serve in a new role as senior vice president, law, compliance and special projects, to ensure a smooth transition of general counsel responsibilities and oversee certain projects for the company through Jan. 1, 2019.

“Glenn’s dedicated contributions during his career with PPG have been invaluable. The transition of this critical role on PPG’s leadership team has been part of an ongoing succession planning process,” said PPG chairman and CEO, Michael H. McGarry. “Glenn provided legal counsel for virtually every PPG merger and acquisition transaction over the past 15 years, and was a valued confidant for many leaders within the organization. His leadership extended beyond legal counsel as a valued member of the company’s operating and executive committees.  We thank Glenn for his many contributions to PPG and for agreeing to remain a key part of the executive leadership team through the end of the year.”

As previously announced, Anne M. Foulkes, currently vice president, associate general counsel and secretary, will become senior vice president, general counsel and secretary, effective Aug. 1. She will immediately join the company’s operating and executive committees, reporting to McGarry.

Bost joined PPG’s legal department in Pittsburgh in 1985, and supported a variety of functions in the United States, Asia-Pacific region and Canada before being promoted in 1995 to general counsel, PPG Europe, for which he relocated to Paris. In 1997, Bost returned to Pittsburgh as corporate counsel, transactions. He was named assistant general counsel, operations, in 2000, with initial responsibility for PPG’s commercial, labor and employment, and European attorneys, and then later added responsibility for the company’s litigation, intellectual property, and EHS attorneys. Bost was appointed associate general counsel, operations, in 2005, leading legal support for PPG’s corporate operations, and he was named vice president in 2006. He became senior vice president and general counsel, and joined PPG’s executive and operating committees in 2010.

Bost holds a bachelor’s degree at Cornell University and a law degree at Ohio State University, where he made the Law Review. He also completed a program in international law at the Parker School of Foreign and Comparative Law, Columbia University. He is a member of the American Bar Association and American Corporate Counsel Association, and sits on the boards of directors of the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) and the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium.

At PPG (NYSE:PPG), we work every day to develop and deliver the paints, coatings and materials that our customers have trusted for 135 years. Through dedication and creativity, we solve our customers’ biggest challenges, collaborating closely to find the right path forward. With headquarters in Pittsburgh, we operate and innovate in more than 70 countries and reported net sales of $14.7 billion in 2017. We serve customers in construction, consumer products, industrial and transportation markets and aftermarkets. To learn more, visit www.ppg.com.
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Mark Silvey
Corporate Communications

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