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July 15, 2009

Alcoa Launches Seventeen-Inch Classic Dually Wheels

Class-Leading Strength and Classic Style Ideal for Heavy Loads

CLEVELAND--Alcoa Automotive Wheels, a Cleveland, Ohio based business unit of Alcoa, Inc., today announced the extension of their Classic aftermarket catalog to include new seventeen-inch dually fitments for ¾-ton and 1-ton trucks.

Already available in sixteen-inch fitments, Classic dually wheels are now available in 17”x6.5” for front and rear fitments on 8-lug dually pick-up trucks. Each wheel is offered in Alcoa’s Classic styling with a premium polished finish.

“Heavy duty truck applications are the heart of our aftermarket wheel business and dually pick-up truck owners have trusted the strength and durability of Alcoa forged aluminum wheels for their heaviest loads,” stated Gary Santavicca, Marketing Manager, Alcoa Aftermarket Automotive Wheels. “We are now able to offer seventeen-inch fitments for current and recent model dually pick-up trucks.”

Designed, manufactured and tested for heavy load applications, the new seventeen-inch Classic dually wheels carry a class-leading 3200 lb. load rating. The one-piece forged aluminum design carries an unprecedented lifetime limited structural warranty.

All Alcoa aftermarket wheels are made in the USA and available through Alcoa approved wheel retailers and select auto dealers nationwide. Visit www.strongwheels.com for further details.

About Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products

Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, serves the commercial vehicle, automotive, and defense markets with products used in a range of applications including cast and forged aluminum wheels, aluminum space frames, specialized vacuum die cast products, niche products such as Dura-Bright® and Dura-Flange® wheels and M-Series™ medium truck wheels, as well as a variety of other aluminum components for these markets. AWTP is composed of three divisions: Transportation Products, Commercial Vehicle Wheels, and Automotive Wheels. It employs 2,800 people at 30 locations worldwide.

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.