Frequently Asked Questions
[+][–] Corporate Information
[+][–] When was Alcoa incorporated?
The company was formed as a Pennsylvania corporation in 1888 as the Pittsburgh Reduction Company and celebrated 125 years
in 2013. Its name was changed to Aluminum Company of America in 1907 and to Alcoa Inc. in 1999.
[+][–] When did Alcoa go public?
Alcoa listed stock on the New York Curb Exchange, the predecessor of the American Stock Exchange, in 1925. The company listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in 1951.
[+][–] What are Alcoa’s main areas of activity?
Alcoa has an integrated portfolio of three fundamentally strong businesses; covering every stage of the aluminum process, as well as value-add businesses that are driven by growing end markets and innovative and new products. Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace
, building and construction
, commercial transportation
, consumer electronics
, and industrial
markets over the past 125 years
. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based superalloys.
Additional information regarding Alcoa’s business can be found in the Annual Report
[+][–] Investor Information
[+][–] What is Alcoa’s dividend policy?
Alcoa's objective is to pay common stock dividends at rates competitive with other investments of equal risk and consistent with the need to reinvest earnings for long-term growth. Cash dividend decisions are made by Alcoa's Board of Directors and are reviewed on a regular basis.
Please see Dividend Information
and Dividend History
for more information.
[+][–] Does Alcoa have a Dividend Reinvestment Plan?
Alcoa’s transfer agent, Computershare
, sponsors and administers a Dividend Reinvestment Plan for shareholders of record of Alcoa common and preferred stock. The plan allows shareholders of record to reinvest all or part of their quarterly dividends in shares of Alcoa common stock.
Alternatively, if you are a beneficial owner (you own shares through a bank or brokerage account), please contact your bank or broker directly.