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August 24, 2006

William Coad Joins Alcoa as President of Reynolds Food Packaging Business

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 24, 2006--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that William R. Coad has joined Alcoa as president, Reynolds Food Packaging, part of Alcoa's Packaging and Consumer Products business. Mr. Coad had been executive vice president, Sales, Marketing and International since 1997 for Solo Cup Company, which produces disposable tableware and packaging. Reynolds Food Packaging offers a full line of stock and custom disposable packaging products for the foodservice, supermarket, processor, and agricultural markets.

"Bill brings extensive experience in the food service industry to Alcoa. His knowledge and experience will be great assets in our drive to better serve customers and improve our position in the market," said Paul Thomas, Executive Vice President, Alcoa and Group President, Alcoa Packaging and Consumer Products.

Mr. Coad has held executive positions with several leading consumer products companies including President of Consumer Products for Bissell, Inc., the vacuum and carpet cleaning company; executive vice president, Sales and Marketing for James River Corporation; and in Marketing with Procter & Gamble.

About Reynolds Food Packaging

Reynolds Food Packaging offers a full line of stock and custom products for the foodservice, supermarket, processor markets, and agricultural markets. Products include plastic containers and lids, plastic clamshell containers, foil, film, aluminum and plastic platters, containers and lids, foil wraps, foil and plastic bags, and paper baking cups and liners. All products are available in a wide range of sizes and material types for food preparation, serving, merchandising, and storing. Reynolds Food Packaging has operating locations in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Spain, and the U.K.

About Alcoa

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 closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 129,000 employees in 44 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