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September 19, 2006

Alcoa Intalco Works Presented with Corporate Wildlife Stewardship Award

SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Sept. 19, 2006--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that its Intalco Works in Ferndale, Wash., will be honored with the Corporate Wildlife Stewardship Award by the Washington Waterfowl Association (WWA) in recognition of the plant's commitment to preserving fish and wildlife resources through habitat management, enhancement and conservation.

The award will be presented to Alcoa at the Washington Waterfowl Association's annual banquet at 6 p.m. Sept. 30 at the Coast Hotel in Bellevue, Wash.

"In recognition of Alcoa Intalco Works' long-term commitment and continued support of our natural resources and outdoor recreational opportunities, it is our pleasure to present Intalco with the Corporate Wildlife Stewardship Award," said Gary Webster, president, Washington Waterfowl Association. "This special award is reserved for corporations that have demonstrated significant contributions to our state's fish and wildlife resources. Since first joining our community in 1966, Alcoa Intalco Works has demonstrated a long-term commitment to protecting and promoting our natural resources."

Alcoa Intalco Works provides the public with access to 1,200 acres for recreation such as hiking, bird-watching, fishing and berry picking. Alcoa Intalco Works also maintains five freshwater ponds that its employees built on the property for waterfowl nesting.

"Operating in a manner that protects and promotes the health and well-being of the environment is a core value at Alcoa Intalco Works," said Plant Manager Mike Rousseau. "We are honored to receive this award for our environmental stewardship, and I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the plant. As with all of our successes, this success is driven by our employees who live the company's values everyday."

Founded in 1945, the Washington Waterfowl Association works to preserve and enhance Washington's waterfowl, wetlands and outdoor heritage.

About Alcoa

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina, 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 as a single solution to customers. In addition to aluminum products and components, Alcoa also markets consumer brands including Reynolds Wrap(R) aluminum foil, Alcoa(R) wheels, and Baco(R) household wraps. Among its other businesses are vinyl siding, closures, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 129,000 employees in 42 countries and has been named one of the top three most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.