March 24, 2017 / 3:38 PM / 6 months ago

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

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - The chief executive of PPG Industries has left the Netherlands after meeting with Akzo Nobel “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 (20 billion pound) proposal to buy Akzo, PPG spokesman Bryan Iams said..

Reporting by Toby Sterling; Editing by Mark Potter

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