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July 2, 2007

Alcoa Names Jinya Chen President, Asia-Pacific Region

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Jinya Chen was named president, Asia-Pacific Region based in Beijing, China. Mr. Chen has overall responsibility for Alcoa’s China Mill Products business and regional administrative functions such as legal, finance, human resources, and corporate affairs and government relations. Mr. Chen came to Alcoa from Delphi Corporation where he was Director, Asia Pacific for Electronics and Safety. He succeeds Lloyd Jones, who will retire from Alcoa at the end of this year. Alcoa currently has 35 operating locations throughout China and other Asia-Pacific nations.

“Jinya brings to Alcoa significant international and Chinese management expertise, including building and leading larger organizations. Among his responsibilities will be growing Alcoa’s business activities in the region both organically and through other opportunities. We look forward to his contributions as we continue to strengthen our presence in this important region of the world,” said Helmut Wieser, Executive Vice President, Alcoa and Group President, Global Rolled Products and Hard Alloy Extrusions and Asia.

Mr. Chen career progress during his 12-years with first General Motors than Delphi Corporation, the global supplier of automotive systems and components, includes serving as general manager, China Technical Center, where he developed the scope of business and areas of research and growth. As President, China Operations from 2002-04, Mr. Chen led business development for five divisions of Delphi to capture growth opportunities in the country’s fast-growing automotive market. From 1999 until 2004, he worked as General Counsel, Asia Pacific for Delphi, which involved managing all the practice areas in major Asia-Pacific countries. He joined GM in 1995 as regional counsel, responsible for issues in China, Taiwan, India, and other Asia-Pacific nations. Earlier in his career, he worked seven years as an attorney in the law office of Varnum, Riddering, Schmidt & Howlett LLP located in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Mr. Chen graduated from the Shanghai Institute of Foreign Trade, with a degree in Economics in 1982. He obtained a law degree in 1985 from East China University of Politics and Law (ECUPL) in Shanghai, and in 1988 received a masters in law from the University of Michigan Law School, Ann Arbor. He is a member of the American and Michigan Bar Association and is a U.S. citizen.

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 including flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, structures and building systems. The company has 122,000 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