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March 28, 2008

Donna Dabney Elected Alcoa Vice President

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that its Board of Directors has elected Donna Dabney a vice president of the corporation. She has served as Alcoa Corporate Secretary since joining the company in 2000, except for a short period in 2004 when she was group counsel for Alcoa’s former packaging and consumer business.

“Donna occupies a key role in the handling of critical corporate matters, particularly involving important corporate governance issues. She serves as the focal point for communications with the Alcoa board of directors, senior management and our shareholders. We congratulate her on her success,” said Larry Purtell, Alcoa executive vice president and general counsel.

Biographical information follows:

Donna Dabney was elected corporate secretary and assistant general counsel of Alcoa in 2000. She has extensive experience in corporate and securities matters having practiced in this area since 1996, when she was elected secretary and assistant general counsel for Reynolds Metals Company. Alcoa acquired Reynolds Metals in 2000. In 2005, Dabney was appointed Corporate Governance Counsel in addition to Corporate Secretary. In 2004, she was group counsel for the packaging, consumer, construction & distribution group, based in Richmond, Virginia.

Dabney joined Reynolds Metals Company in 1983, serving in a series of legal functions. She was elected secretary and assistant general counsel in 1996, responsible for mergers and acquisitions, and corporate and securities matters. Before joining Reynolds she practiced law with the Richmond, Virginia, firm of McGuireWoods and for three years served on the faculty of Old Dominion University.

She is a member of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals, the Stockholder Relations Society of New York, the Governance Center of the Conference Board and the Virginia State Bar.

Dabney holds a bachelor’s degree from Southern Illinois University, a master’s from Old Dominion University and a law degree from the University of Virginia.

About Alcoa

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, 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