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July 13, 2005

Alcoa Foundation Invests in Temple University's Educational Program for Judges in China

PITTSBURGH & BEIJING--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 13, 2005--Alcoa Foundation announced today that Temple University Beasley School of Law has been awarded a $100,000 Alcoa Foundation grant in support of its Judicial Education Program that offers short-term educational opportunities to judges in the People's Republic of China.

The two-year grant will assist Temple and the National Judicial Training College of the Supreme People's Court of China with their partnership that offers training and support for judges who are actively involved in the development of China's legal system. The program consists of three months of education on the U.S. legal system at the National Judicial Training College in Beijing followed by a concentrated four-week program in the United States, providing judges in China with a comparative context for their work in the legal system.

"Alcoa's long-standing commitment to China will be further enhanced by Alcoa Foundation's investment in this program," said Alcoa Asia Pacific President Lloyd Jones. "As these leaders in the Chinese judicial system advance in their careers, the opportunities that they have to support the development of the rule of law in China will continue to increase as well."

The grant is part of Alcoa Foundation's commitment to enhancing the quality of life in Alcoa communities worldwide. Alcoa's presence in China began in 1993 with the creation of the Alcoa Asia Ltd. representative office in Beijing. Since then, Alcoa has established nine wholly owned and joint venture operating companies that provide innovative solutions for customers in all major markets.

About Alcoa Foundation

Established in 1952, Alcoa Foundation is a global resource that actively invests in improving the quality of life in the countries around the world where Alcoa operates. The Foundation's grants address global and local needs in Areas of Excellence that include: Conservation and Sustainability, Global Education and Workplace Skills, Business and Community Partnerships and Safe and Healthy Children and Families. Alcoa Foundation manages Alcoa's ACTION and Bravo! programs which recognize the volunteer efforts of employees with grants to the organizations they serve. For more information about Alcoa Foundation, visit, under Community.