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PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced the shares held in Rio Tinto plc by
Alcoa and Chinalco, which were held under a custodian agreement with
Lehman Brothers International Europe, have been transferred to a new
custodian acting on behalf of Shining Prospect. Shining Prospect is the
special purpose vehicle used by the parties to purchase the shares.
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.