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Alcoa Completes Sale of Packaging and Consumer Businesses To New Zealand's Rank Group
NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced it has completed the sale of its
packaging and consumer businesses to New Zealand’s
Rank Group Limited.
Alcoa’s packaging and consumer businesses
generated approximately 11 percent of Alcoa 2007 revenues and
approximately 4.6 percent of 2007 after-tax operating income. Businesses
included in the sale are:
Closure Systems International;
Consumer Products, including Reynolds Wrap branded products;
Flexible Packaging; and
Reynolds Food Packaging.
In total, these packaging businesses have approximately 9,300 employees
in 22 countries around the world. Alcoa will continue to operate its
flat-rolled can sheet products serving the packaging market.
Alcoa received approximately $2.5 billion in cash from Rank in the sale.
An additional approximately $200 million is expected by April 2008 when
regulatory and other approvals are received for a small number of
facilities. Lehman Brothers acted as financial advisor to Alcoa on this
Alcoa is the world leader in the production and management of primary
aluminum, fabricated aluminum, and alumina combined, through its active
and growing participation 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 97,000 employees in 34 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 www.alcoa.com