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Masco Asia Employees Help Build School of Hope in China

September 26, 2011

Taylor, Mich. (September 26, 2011) - Masco Asia, through Masco's Liberty Hardware business unit, recently provided a grant to the Sandu County Education Bureau of Guizhou to improve educational facilities in a remote, poverty-stricken area of Southwest China.

The 40-year-old Shuangzhai Elementary School, located in the Guizhou Province, lacks facilities as basic as a safe, accessible entrance and indoor plumbing. Construction is nearing completion on the facility, which will be named the Masco School of Hope, a modern, 36,000-square-foot facility housing nearly 90 students, grades one to four, and featuring a playground, two washrooms and teacher offices.

"The charity efforts of Masco Asia have been to focus on improving the lives of others and delivering hope to underprivileged communities like the Guizhou Province," said James Feng, vice president of Masco Asia. "We feel proud of Masco Corporation's citizenship in serving those in need in the communities where our companies and employees reside around the world."

Masco Asia employees identified the school's desperate need for a safe building and raised an initial gift of $15,000 for the Sandu Education Bureau to launch the project.  Masco Asia's parent company, Liberty Hardware, funded the balance of the rebuilding project. Construction on the Masco School of Hope started this spring and is expected to conclude in time for fall classes.  

About Masco
Masco Corporation is one of the world's largest manufacturers of brand-name consumer products for the home and family, including Behr® paint, BrassCraft® water supply products, Delta® and Hansgrohe® faucets, bath and shower fixtures, KraftMaid®, Merillat® and Quality™ cabinets and  Milgard® windows and doors.  Masco is also a leading provider of services that include the installation of insulation and other building products through Masco Contractor Services and Masco Home Services. For more information on the Masco family of brands, visit www.masco.com.

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