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July 20, 1999
Ronald D. Dickel Joins Alcoa As Vice President Tax;
Christopher J. Lynch Elected Vice President and CIO
PITTSBURGH--July 20, 1999--
Alcoa's Board of Directors elected Ronald D. Dickel, 39, vice president
of tax and Christopher J. Lynch, 45, vice president and chief
information officer. Mr. Dickel joined Alcoa in this new position with
responsibility for tax planning, and tax policies and procedures for
Alcoa worldwide. Mr. Lynch will guide the strategic direction and
integration of Alcoa's global information systems.
Biographical information follows:
Ronald D. Dickel
Ronald D. Dickel had been executive director of international tax for
Sara Lee Corporation located in Chicago, Illinois, where he was
responsible for U.S. and foreign tax matters at Sara Lee's foreign
subsidiaries, including tax planning for acquisitions, dispositions,
foreign tax credits and financing.
During his nine-year career at Sara Lee, he also directed U.S. and
foreign tax matters for the company's Branded Apparel operations in
Europe, Australia and South Africa while based in Paris. Earlier, he was
responsible for U.S. tax matters at Sara Lee/DE N.V., a subsidiary
located in the Netherlands.
While at Sara Lee, Mr. Dickel was Adjunct Professor at The John Marshall
Law School in Chicago, where he taught Taxation of Foreign Income in the
college's master of law program. From 1985 until 1990, he served as a
tax associate at the law firm of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom in
Mr. Dickel graduated in 1982 from the University of Iowa with a degree
in business administration. He received his Juris Doctor degree in 1985
from Northwestern University School of Law in Chicago. He is a member of
the Illinois, American and Chicago Bar Associations, as well as a member
of the International Fiscal Association.
Christopher J. Lynch
Christopher J. Lynch is responsible for Alcoa's global information
technology organization. His most recent position was chief financial
officer for Alcoa Europe, one of Alcoa's 24 business units.
Mr. Lynch joined Alcoa at its Point Henry facility in Victoria,
Australia, in 1979 as an accountant. Mr. Lynch held a series of
financial management positions in Point Henry, Melbourne and Perth,
Australia until 1992 when he was named manager, Financial Risk and
Treasury Operations at Alcoa's corporate office in Pittsburgh,
Pennsylvania. Two years later, Mr. Lynch returned to Australia as
general manager, Rolled Products. In 1995, Mr. Lynch was appointed
managing director of Kaal Australia, Pty. Limited, a 50/50 joint venture
between Kobe Steel of Japan and Alcoa, which produces rolled aluminum
products. In 1997 he assumed his most recent position as chief financial
officer for Alcoa Europe based in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Mr. Lynch received a bachelor's degree in business in 1976 and an M.B.A.
degree in 1984 from Deakin University in Australia. He is a Fellow of
the Australian Society of CPAs.