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June 15, 2005

Alcoa to Supply Airbus A380F and Airbus A350 with High-Performance Sheet and Plate Metallics

PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 15, 2005--Alcoa (NYSE:AA)

-- Alcoa Also Signs Agreement in Principle to Supply Additional Extrusions to Airbus

-- Supply Agreement Result of Company's 20-20 Initiative to Reduce Weight/Cost of Advanced Aerospace Metallics.

Alcoa today announced it has signed a new definitive long-term agreement to supply Airbus with high-performance sheet and plate products. The agreement covers Airbus products including Airbus' new A380F cargo and A350 wide body passenger planes. In addition the Company also signed an agreement in principle to supply additional extrusion products to Airbus. These new agreements, announced at the Paris Air Show at Le Bourget, further expand Alcoa's strategic partnership with Airbus.

Terms were not disclosed, but it is worth nearly $2.0 billion in revenues over the course of the agreement, which runs through December 2011.

"This extension to the partnership between Airbus and Alcoa utilizes elements of our 20-20 initiative to reduce the weight and cost of advanced aerospace metallics," said William Christopher, Alcoa Executive Vice President and Group President of Alcoa Aerospace, Automotive and Commercial Transportation. "Our work together with customers to develop solutions that meet or exceed mission weight and performance requirements is paying dividends for all of our partners."

Alcoa announced last week that it is expanding its aerospace heat-treated sheet and plate capacity by 50 percent as a result of customer orders.

Alcoa is the world's leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina facilities, 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 131,000 employees in 43 countries and has been a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average for 45 years and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2001. More information can be found at