March 24, 2017 / 2:05 PM / in 4 months

PPG CEO leaves Netherlands, remains ready to meet with Akzo boards

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AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The chief executive of PPG Industries (PPG.N) has left the Netherlands after meeting with Akzo Nobel (AKZO.AS) "stakeholders" to lobby for a merger of the two companies, a spokesman said Friday.

CEO Michael McGarry remains ready to meet with Akzo Nobel's leadership "anytime and anywhere" to discuss PPG's rejected 22.7 billion euro ($24.5 billion) proposal to buy Akzo, PPG spokesman Bryan Iams said..

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Mark Potter

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