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June 10, 2009

Matthew Garth Named Head of Alcoa Investor Relations

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced that effective immediately Matthew Garth, 35, has been appointed Director, Investor Relations. Mr. Garth was most recently Director, Alcoa Corporate Treasury, responsible for capital markets. He replaces Elizabeth Besen, who recently resigned from Alcoa.

“Matt’s financial background, combined with his capital market experience and analytical skills, are an ideal combination to lead investor relations at Alcoa,” said Chuck McLane, Alcoa Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer.

Mr. Garth has served in a series of financial management positions with Alcoa. He joined the company as Manager, Investor Relations in 2002, and was accountable for developing strategic financial messaging and shareholder communication strategy. He has also served in Alcoa’s Corporate Analysis and Strategic Planning groups.

Prior to joining Alcoa, Mr. Garth worked at Thomson Financial, where he advised leading industrial companies on valuations, mergers and acquisitions, and investor engagement.

He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Columbia University, New York.