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May 2, 2006

Presto Products Named Store Brands Supplier of the Year

APPLETON, Wis.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2006--Alcoa announced today that its Presto Products business was recognized with the Store Brands Supplier of the Year Award from customer Bozzuto Inc., a wholesale distributor of food and household products. Presto Products manufactures and ships a full line of plastic wrap, reclosable and slider food bags, trash bags and disposable containers under the IGA, Hy-Top and Better Valu private labels to Bozzuto's Cheshire, Connecticut distribution center. Bozzuto, in turn, services independent supermarkets in New England and the Eastern U.S. region with the private label brands.

"We are very proud to receive this award from one of our key customers who has supported Presto's private label bags and wraps through its independent retailers," said Gregory Sullivan, vice president sales and marketing for Presto Products.

"Presto has been a consistent, reliable Store Brands vendor for Bozzuto. They're always ready, willing and able to tackle the tough issues that inevitably arise, and provide prompt, helpful solutions. Presto stands out among our vendors as a reliable partner that has helped us build our store brands business," said Mike Bellis, director of Store Brands for Bozzuto Inc.

Presto Products is part of the Alcoa Packaging and Consumer business. It is the largest private label plastics company in North America.

Bozzuto is a privately held total service wholesale distributor of food and household products to retailers in New England, New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. It specializes in the distribution of food and other items. Bozzuto is headquartered in Cheshire, Connecticut.

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 129,000 employees in 43 countries and has been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. More information can be found at