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PPG, Bain sign agreement

November 19, 2007

PPG’s offer to acquire SigmaKalon Group from Bain Capital has been accepted. The total transaction value, including assumed debt, is approximately €2.2 billion. The acquisition continues to be subject to receipt of regulatory approvals.
“The process of consulting with and obtaining advice from the relevant employee representative bodies was cooperative and constructive,” said Michael H. McGarry, vice president, coatings, and managing director, PPG Europe. “As a result, we completed this phase of the process and are now seeking approvals from several regulatory agencies in Europe and elsewhere.”
Based in Uithoorn, Netherlands, SigmaKalon produces architectural, protective, marine and industrial coatings, and is a leading coatings supplier in Europe and other key markets across the globe. The acquisition would give PPG a stronger, more balanced coatings business in Europe.

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