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January 5, 2006

Alcoa Wheels on Honda Ridgeline, Motor Trend 2006 Truck of the Year

CLEVELAND--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan. 5, 2006--Alcoa Wheel Products announced today that its 17-inch Alcoa cast aluminum wheels are used on the all-new 2006 Honda Ridgeline pickup truck, recently selected by Motor Trend magazine as the 2006 truck of the year, the publication's top award. The Alcoa wheels are featured on Ridgeline's upgraded EX-L and EX-L Navi trim packages.



Alcoa Wheel Products supplies aluminum wheels for the Honda Ridgeline, Honda Pilot and the Honda Civic. Alcoa Wheel Products (Collingwood, Ontario) was recognized by Honda of Canada Manufacturing in May 2005 with its Plant Manager's Award for its commitment to quality and customer service during the launch of the new pickup truck.

"We commend our employees who ramped up production quickly to meet strong demand for the launch of the Ridgeline without compromising quality or service," said Tim Myers, General Manager, Forged Specialty and Cast Automotive Wheels, for Alcoa Wheel Products. "We congratulate Honda on this valuable designation by Motor Trend magazine."

About Alcoa Wheel Products

Alcoa Wheel Products is the leading manufacturer of aluminum wheels and accessories for commercial vehicle, truck, motorcycle and automotive markets worldwide. Headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, Alcoa Wheel Products employs approximately 3,000 people worldwide and is a division of Alcoa. For more information, visit www.alcoawheels.com

About Alcoa

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) 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 named one of the top three most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com