March 8, 2010

Alcoa Again Named Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Metals Company

Alcoa Included on Fortune’s “Most Admired” List for 27 Consecutive Years

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has once again been named Fortune Magazine’s most admired metals company in the world. Alcoa has been named a most admired company for 27 years in a row. Fortune’s most admired ranking is the definitive report card on corporate reputation. The recognition appears in the March 22 “Global Most Admired Companies” issue of the leading U.S. business publication.

In addition to being named the overall most admired in the metals industry, Alcoa also ranked #1 in the majority of nine key attributes by which companies are evaluated: innovation, people management, social responsibility, long-term investment, financial soundness, quality of products and services, and use of corporate assets.

“Twenty-seven years ago when Alcoa was first named to the most admired list, we had employees working in 16 countries. Today, the number of countries in which we operate has more than doubled. I am proud of the Alcoa employees worldwide who have helped us achieve this distinction over the years. It is a testament to their dedication to live the Alcoa Values and a tribute to the spirit of Alcoa across the world,” said Alcoa CEO and President Klaus Kleinfeld.

The Fortune study surveys top executives, directors and financial analysts to identify companies with the strongest reputations among the Fortune 1000, non-US companies in the Fortune Global 500, and top foreign companies operating in the U.S.