Cleveland Cavaliers, Lake Erie Monsters and Glidden® Paint Encourage Brighter Classrooms Through the Colorful Community Contest

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CLEVELAND, OH - February 13, 2012 - The Cleveland Cavaliers, Lake Erie Monsters and Glidden® Paint have teamed up to make schools in Northeast Ohio better and brighter. The “Colorful Community Contest” allows area schools to apply for the opportunity to have a classroom, hallway or other space repainted by the experts at Glidden Paint.

“We are pleased to partner with Glidden in such a worthwhile endeavor,” said Cavaliers and Quicken Loans Arena President Len Komoroski. “We hope that this project will help encourage schools to get involved in improving the spaces where the children of our community are learning and growing.”

The project is designed to help upgrade the facilities where school children learn by making them fresher, brighter and more colorful. To nominate a local school, please visit www.cavs.com or www.lakeeriemonsters.com for more information on the contest and to download the application.

“At Glidden Paint, we’re all about adding color to the communities we work and play in,” said Rob Horton, vice president of marketing for the maker of Glidden paint, AkzoNobel. “This is a great opportunity for us to connect with local schools and make a long-lasting impact for those around us."

All applications are due by Tuesday, March 13th, 2012 and can be faxed to 216.420.2010, emailed to ethomas@cavs.com or mailed to “Colorful Community Contest”, One Center Court, Cleveland, OH 44115.

After all submissions are received, three finalists will be selected by the Cavs and Monsters front office members. The three finalists’ applications will be placed on www.cavs.com and www.lakeeriemonsters.com for fans to vote for the winning school. Online voting will begin on March 19th and conclude on March 30th. The winner will be notified on Monday, April 2nd.

About Glidden® Paint
The Glidden® Paint brand offers a rich tradition of innovation and color inspiration, having consistently embodied quality and performance for generations of customers. From the first latex paints that were developed and marketed under the Glidden brand decades ago, to today’s broad assortment of versatile paints, Glidden makes it easy for consumers and paint contractors alike to turn inspiration into action and add color to people’s lives. Available nationwide at The Home Depot, Walmart, company-owned Glidden Professional Paint Centers and other fine retailers, Glidden Paint is a brand of AkzoNobel, the world’s largest paint and coatings company.

About AkzoNobel’s North American Decorative Paints Business
Within its North American paints business, AkzoNobel produces a portfolio of well-respected brands, including Glidden®, Glidden Professional™, Dulux/Bétonel®, CIL®, Sico®, Ralph Lauren® and Devoe® paints; Flood®, Sikkens® and Synteko® wood care products; plus Liquid Nails® and Mulco® adhesives and caulks. Products are sold through company stores, national retail outlets, distributors and independent dealers throughout the region as well as exported internationally.

Ralph Lauren® is owned by PRL USA Holdings, Inc. and used under license.