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February 18, 1997

Deceuninck and Alcoa Reach Agreement in Principle for Deceuninck to Acquire Alcoa's Dayton Technologies Subsidiary

ROESELARE--February 18, 1997--
Deceuninck Plastics Industries N.V., of Roeselare, Belgium, and Alcoa of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, jointly announced today that an agreement in principle has been reached for Deceuninck to acquire Alcoa's Dayton Technologies Inc. subsidiary.

Dayton Technologies based in Monroe, Ohio, is a leading U.S. producer of extruded profiles for the vinyl window and patio door markets. In addition to the extrusion of high-value profiles, Dayton's operations also include raw material compounding and die design and production. Dayton Technologies has 300 employees.

Deceuninck designs and produces PVC-U window and door systems and building profiles and has sales and production subsidiaries in most European countries. Deceuninck is one of the leading companies in its field with sales of nearly US$183 million in 1996 (BEF 5870 million). It employs 892 people.

Alcoa is the world's largest aluminum producer, with 1996 revenues totaling US$13 billion. The company has 170 operating and sales locations in 28 countries.

Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.