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September 16, 1997

William J. O'Rourke Elected Alcoa Vice President

PITTSBURGH--September 16, 1997--
Alcoa announced today that William J. O'Rourke, 49, has been elected vice president Alcoa Business Support Services, a new position at Alcoa. In this role, Mr. O'Rourke is responsible for various corporate groups that are focused on customer service, including procurement and transportation, financial shared services, environment, health and safety, human resource, and administrative services. Mr. O'Rourke was previously corporate director, Environment, Health & Safety.

Mr. O'Rourke joined Alcoa in 1975 as a patent attorney. He later left the company to join Joy Manufacturing Company where he held a variety of positions including corporate patent counsel, director of corporate administration, and general manager of a mining machinery parts business. He returned to Alcoa in 1988. Mr. O'Rourke was named an assistant officer, Corporate Patent Counsel in 1992, and assistant general counsel in 1995. One year later, he was named to lead Alcoa's environment, health and safety organization.

Mr. O'Rourke is a member of the Board of Directors of the Juvenile Diabetes Association and is a member of the Advisory Board of Duquesne University's graduate school of Environmental Science and Management. He is also a member of the Association of Corporate Patent Counsel.

Mr. O'Rourke graduated from John Carroll University in 1970. He received a Juris Doctor degree from Duquesne University's School of Law in Pittsburgh in 1975.

Mr. O'Rourke, his wife, Carol, and children, Ryan and Heather, reside in the Allison Park suburb of Pittsburgh.