January Completed acquisition of DEUTEK S.A., a leading Romanian paint and architectural coatings manufacturer. Acquired certain assets of automotive refinish coatings company Futian Xinshi. February Announced exclusive paint partnership with National Hockey League (NHL), making PPG paint brands the Official Paint of the NHL® in the U.S. and Canada. March Marked the completion of a $19 million high-performance waterborne and highsolids automotive coatings production line at our Wuhu facility in Anhui province, China. April Opened a $3 million production facility for packaging coatings manufacturing at our Oak Creek, Wisconsin, plant. Purchased the remaining 50 percent ownership interest in our Asian joint venture comprising IVC (Malaysia) Sdn Bhd and IVC-OPS (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. from joint-venture partner, Omni-Plus System Pte. Ltd. June Marked the opening of a $49 million paint and coatings manufacturing facility and commercial operation in the Lipetsk region of Russia. Announced a $7.5 million contribution from the PPG Foundation to the Carnegie Science Center of Pittsburgh. This was the largest donation in the center's history, which is earmarked for a new building that will be named the PPG SCIENCE PAVILION™. July PPG’s board of directors approved a 13-percent dividend increase to 45 cents per share. August Began construction on a new resin manufacturing plant in Dahej, India. Opened a new 300-square-meter training center for automotive refinish professionals in Pilar, Argentina. September Completed the sale of our remaining fiberglass operations to Nippon Electric Glass. With the sale of the final piece of our Glass reportable business segment, PPG is now nearly 100 percent focused on paints, coatings and specialty materials. October Acquired The Crown Group, a U.S.-based coatings application services business. Marked the completion of a $15 million capacity expansion at our Barberton, Ohio, facility for UNIVERSALPHOLED® materials production, in partnership with Universal Display Corporation. November Formed partnership with SiNode Systems to accelerate the commercialization of high-energy anode materials for advanced battery applications in electric vehicles. December Completed a $1.4 million investment at our automotive adhesives and sealants manufacturing and research and development center in Saint-Just-en-Chaussée, France.