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February 13, 2001

Alcoa to Provide Electrical Distribution System For 2002 Harley-Davidson Motorcycles

Allen Park, Mich.--February 13, 2001-- Alcoa Inc. announced today that its Alcoa Fujikura Ltd. (AFL) business will supply the Electrical Distribution System (EDS) for the Harley-Davidson Motor Company's Dyna and Touring lines of 2002-model year motorcycles. The motorcycle wiring harness and fusing parts will be introduced as original equipment in 2002 model year and thereafter for service needs.

"The introduction of AFL as the Dyna and Touring EDS supplier is an important first step to engage our new partnership with Harley-Davidson," said Bill Brown, vice president of Commercial & Product Development for AFL. "Our experience and expertise in EDS allows us to provide an unmatched level of quality, delivery, and launch performance, yet provide a competitively priced product for Harley-Davidson."

"The EDS core competency that AFL offers, will permit our customer to strengthen their productivity opportunities within their future product offerings," said Brown. "Ultimately, further significant value to Harley-Davidson can be provided with EDS design & system architecture improvements."

Alcoa is the world's largest producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina and participates in all segments of the industry: mining, refining, smelting, fabricating and recycling. Alcoa serves customers worldwide in the packaging, consumer, automotive and transportation, aerospace, building and construction, industrial products and distribution markets. Related Alcoa businesses include packaging machinery, vinyl siding, plastic bottles and closures, electrical distribution systems, for car and trucks, and fiber optic cable. The company has operations in 36 countries. Alcoa Fujikura Ltd., an Alcoa business, has its headquarters in Brentwood, TN and is a world leader in electrical distribution systems and telecommunications.

SOURCE: Alcoa Fujikura Ltd.