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November 22, 2006

Jeffrey Kellar Joins Alcoa as President, Alcoa Flexible Packaging

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Jeffrey Kellar, 51, has joined the company as president of its Alcoa Flexible Packaging business, based in Richmond, Virginia. He succeeds Bimal Kalvani. Alcoa Flexible Packaging is an industry leader in the production and conversion of flexible packaging and thermoformed packaging used in various markets, including pharmaceutical, tobacco, food and beverage, retail, medical and industrial. The business has plants in the U.S. and Spain. Mr. Kellar had been vice president Strategic Development and Marketing for Tetra Pak Inc., USA, located in Chicago. TetraPak is a global leader in aseptic packaging and processing technology.

“Jeff has extensive experience in the food and beverage industry from operations through consumer marketing and new product development. We’re pleased to have him join Alcoa,” said Paul Thomas, Alcoa Executive Vice President and Group President, Packaging and Consumer Products.

During Mr. Kellar’s nine years with Tetra Pak he held a range of management assignments including general management of the U.S. business strategy, key customer development, portfolio management, technology development, marketing, communications and environmental management. Mr. Keller previously served as vice president/general manager Plastic Packaging Systems and vice president, Strategic Business Development for Tetra Pak USA. His plastics team developed the first FDA accepted linear aseptic plastic filling system for the U.S. market.

Before joining Tetra Pak, Mr. Kellar was a veteran of the brewing industry, spending 18 years with the Miller Brewing Company and its importing division Molson Breweries USA. He held numerous brand management positions and led the Molson team as the Director of Marketing for the US. Earlier, he worked in technical packaging and operations at Miller’s Eden Brewery in North Carolina.

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® foils and plastic wraps, Alcoa® wheels, and Baco® 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