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July 16, 2004

Alcoa Wheel Products Launches New Customer-Friendly Website

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 16, 2004--Alcoa Wheel Products, a part of the Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products business, has launched a new website (www.alcoawheels.com ) that makes it easier for customers to locate Alcoa wheels worldwide.

The new website was redesigned to better feature Alcoa wheel products and categorize them in an easy-to-find way. Special sections were set up for customers in North America, Japan, Europe and South America in multiple languages with regional product catalogs.

In addition, customers can go directly to the type of wheel they need depending on the vehicle - heavy-duty trucks, buses, RVs, light trucks and SUVs, and motorcycles - by clicking on icons for these vehicles. A new interactive wheel selector enables customers to scroll quickly and visually through the entire catalog of wheels styles and make product decisions. Customers can find distributors of Alcoa wheels worldwide by simply clicking on the "where to buy" link.

The new website also offers a new, convenient link to Alcoa's corporate website, www.alcoa.com

About Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products

Alcoa Wheel and Forged Products meets the needs of the commercial transportation, automotive, aerospace and industrial markets. AWFE manufacture forged aluminum wheels that are strong, corrosion-resistant and lightweight for the heavy trucks, large aircraft and military tanks. Products also include forged and cast wheels for the automotive industry, forged aluminum, titanium and nickel-based alloy parts for aerospace and industrial applications and wheel accessories for commercial vehicles and light trucks.

About Alcoa

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design, engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa's businesses to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa(R) wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are vinyl siding, closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 120,000 employees in 41 countries. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com