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January 4, 2007

Alcoa Officially Opens Third Flat-Rolled Products Facility in China

KUNSHAN, China & NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) formally opened its aluminum brazing sheet plant in Kunshan City, China recently in a ceremony attended by local government dignitaries and customers. Kunshan Aluminum Products Co., Ltd., a joint venture between Alcoa and Yencheng Engraving established last April, produces heat exchanger materials for automotive and other industrial HVAC applications and complementary common alloy aluminum products. It is Alcoa’s third flat-rolled products facility in China.

Kunshan Aluminum is designed to produce 50,000 mtpy of aluminum brazing sheet primarily for the Asian automotive market.

“During the past eight months, Kunshan Aluminum employees have worked hard to improve manufacturing capability and processes. Alcoa invests where we create value for our customers, markets, applications and technology. Our goal is to provide our customers with world class products and service and establish Kunshan Aluminum as the supplier of choice,” said Jack Clark, General Manager Kunshan Aluminum Products, speaking at the opening ceremony.

Kunshan Aluminum’s sister brazing sheet production centers are located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, USA and Kofem, Hungary in Europe. Kunshan Aluminum employs approximately 260 people.

Alcoa also produces aluminum rolled products at Alcoa Bohai Aluminum Industries Company Ltd., a joint venture with China International Trust & Investment (CITIC), based in Qinghuangdao, China and at its Alcoa (Shanghai) Aluminum Products Ltd. facility. The Bohai plant is the largest foil producer and exporter in China.

About Alcoa in China

Alcoa's presence in China began in 1993 with the creation of the Alcoa Asia Ltd. representative office in Beijing. Since then, Alcoa has established 15 operating locations that provide innovative solutions for customers in all major markets. Products produced include foil, fasteners, automotive components, construction products, plastic closures, and decorative sheet.

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