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March 9, 2009

FORTUNE Names Alcoa Most Admired Metals Company

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world’s most admired metals company according to Fortune magazine’s annual survey of the World’s Most Admired Companies. On newsstands starting Monday, March 9, 2009, Fortune’s Most Admired Ranking is the definitive report card on corporate reputation.

In addition to being the most admired metals company, Alcoa also took top position in innovation, social responsibility, and quality of products and services within the entire industry.

“Being named by your peers as having the best reputation in the entire metals industry is a tribute to all Alcoans and a reaffirmation of the importance of aluminum as one of the world’s preeminent metals. Alcoa accepts the responsibility of industry leader during these challenging times,” said Alcoa CEO and President Klaus Kleinfeld.

Alcoa has been included in the ranking of the most admired companies for 26 consecutive years.

This year Fortune combined the America’s most admired survey and world’s most admired survey to better represent the competitive landscape faced by companies. More than 4,000 corporate executives, directors and financial analysts were surveyed ranking companies on nine key attributes from investment value to social responsibility.

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 been named one of the top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland and has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for seven consecutive years. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.