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USG and NACDA collect nominations for Sustainability Award

May 10, 2015


CLEVELAND -- The National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) and USG Corporation (NYSE: USG) are pleased to announce a strong candidate pool for the inaugural USG NACDA Sustainability Award.

Submissions from some of the nation's top Division I programs, including The Ohio State University, United States Air Force Academy, NC State and UCLA, will be reviewed by the selection committee consisting of athletics directors across the country and representatives from USG and NACDA:

Chris Plonsky (Inaugural Chairman), Director of Women's Athletics, Executive Sr. Assoc. M&W's AD - External Services, University of Texas
Bubba Cunningham, Director of Athletics, University of North Carolina
Rick Hart, Director of Athletics, Southern Methodist University
Keith Gill, Director of Athletics, University of Richmond
Lee Reed, Director of Athletics, Georgetown University
Bob Vecchione, Executive Director, NACDA
Albert R. Zucco, Sr. Director, Energy & Sustainability, USG

Three finalists will be announced in June during the 2015 NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week, and the first USG NACDA Sustainability Award will be presented on campus in the fall.

USG defines sustainability as balancing economic, environmental and social factors to guide business decisions creating long term value for an institution, its stakeholders and society. The company's concern and commitment to sustainability has led to the production of three Corporate Sustainability Reports and the development of some of the construction industry's most forward-thinking, environmentally friendly building products, including USG Sheetrock® Brand Ultralight® Gypsum Panels, which contain recycled materials, use minimal packaging and perform throughout a building's lifespan with minimal routine maintenance required.

About USG Corporation: USG Corporation is a manufacturer and distributor of innovative, high-performance building systems through its United States Gypsum Company, USG Interiors, LLC and L&W Supply Corporation subsidiaries and its USG Boral Building Products joint venture. Headquartered in Chicago, USG Worldwide operations serve the commercial, residential, and repair and remodel construction markets, enabling our customers to build the outstanding spaces where people live, work and play. USG wall, ceiling, exterior sheathing, flooring underlayment and roofing systems provide leading-edge building solutions, while L&W Supply branch locations efficiently stock and deliver building materials throughout the United States. USG Boral Building Products is a leading plasterboard & ceilings joint venture across Asia, Australasia, and the Middle East. USG and its subsidiaries are proud sponsors of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic teams and the Canadian Olympic team. For additional information, visit www.usg.com.

About NACDA: NACDA, now in its 50th year, is the professional and educational Association for more than 11,000 college athletics administrators at more than 1,600 institutions throughout the United States, Canada and Mexico. More than 4,000 athletics administrators annually attend NACDA & Affiliates Convention Week. Additionally, NACDA manages 15 professional associations and three foundations. For more information on NACDA, visit www.nacda.com.