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March 13, 2007

Alcoa Fastening Systems Fullerton Operations Receives Large Business of the Year Award

FULLERTON, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa Fastening Systems’ (AFS) Fullerton Aerospace Operations was recognized as the Large Business of the Year at the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce President’s Award Banquet held March 3 in Fullerton, CA. U.S. Congressman Ed Royce presented the award to Craig Brown, Director of Operations, of the facility. “We are extremely pleased that the city recognizes our commitment and contributions to the business community in Fullerton,” Brown commented. “We have been an active member of the community for over 40 years and we will continue to support it.”

Awards are presented annually, and are the highest recognition for demonstrating the spirit of entrepreneurship, active business leadership, trusted volunteer, contributor, neighbor, and friend of the Fullerton Chamber of Commerce and the Fullerton Community. The Fullerton-based AFS facility won the same award in 1989, and it is the first business to win this award a second time. AFS Fullerton has been involved in many charities including Habitat for Humanity of Orange County, the Bolsa Chica Wetland restoration, and Operation Gratitude. It also recently donated $90,000 for the “Alcoa Foundation Environmental Laboratory”, which will be part of California State University at Fullerton’s Engineering School.

Alcoa Fastening Systems, a business unit of Alcoa (NYSE:AA), is a leading worldwide designer and manufacturer of fastening systems, specialty fasteners, components, and installation systems for aerospace and commercial product assembly. Headquartered in Torrance, California, the company has 6,000 employees, and manufactures at 26 locations in 7 countries.

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 vinyl siding, closures, fastening systems, precision castings, and electrical distribution systems for cars and trucks. The company has 131,000 employees in 43 countries and has been a member of the Dow Jones Industrial Average for 45 years and the Dow Jones Sustainability Indexes since 2001. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com

For more information about Alcoa Fastening Systems, visit www.alcoafasteners.com.