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July 18, 2005

Alcoa Announces Dividend

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 18, 2005--The Board of Directors of Alcoa (NYSE:AA) declared (a) a quarterly common stock dividend of 15 cents per share payable August 25, 2005 to shareholders of record at the close of business on August 5, 2005 and (b) a quarterly dividend of 93.75 cents per share on Alcoa's $3.75 cumulative preferred stock payable October 1, 2005 to shareholders of record at the close of business on September 14, 2005. Alcoa has paid a quarterly dividend on its common stock for more than 60 years.

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 www.alcoa.com