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June 26, 2000

G. John Pizzey Named Group President Alcoa Primary Products

PITTSBURGH--June 26, 2000-- Alcoa announced that G. John Pizzey, 54, has been named Group President Alcoa Primary Products. He will be responsible for the strategic and technical management of Alcoa's alumina refineries and primary aluminum smelters worldwide and associated businesses, such as metal purchasing, trading and transportation. He had been president of Alcoa World Alumina and Chemicals, leading Alcoa's global bauxite, alumina and chemicals activities. He is also a vice president of Alcoa.

A native of Australia, John joined Alcoa in Australia in 1970 in Melbourne as an applications engineer. He held various sales and product management positions there until 1986 when he was appointed to the Board of Alcoa of Australia as executive director, Victorian Operations and managing director of Portland Smelter Services. In 1994, John moved to Pittsburgh as president of the bauxite and alumina business unit, then one year later was named president of the primary metals business unit. He was elected a vice president of Alcoa in 1996, president Alcoa World Alumina in 1998 and took on additional responsibility for chemicals in August 1999.

John is a member of the Board of Directors of the London Metal Exchange. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia, the Australian Institute of Management and the Institute of Company Directors. John holds a bachelor's degree in chemical engineering from Melbourne University and a Fellowship Diploma of Management from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.

He and his wife, Betty, reside in the Fox Chapel section of Pittsburgh.

Editorial Contact: Joyce A. Saltzman
Alcoa
412-553-4467