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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.
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 www.alcoa.com