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September 29, 2009

Alcoa Recognized for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Workforce

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it is the first Metals and Mining company to achieve a top rating of 100 in the 2010 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work Survey for its efforts in recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce.

The index rates 590 businesses on a scale from 0 to 100 based on several criterion, including diversity training, transgender and partner health benefits and insurance, employer-sponsored and supported employee resource groups, and exhibiting responsible behavior toward the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

“We are proud to receive this top rating in the Corporate Equality Index. By promoting inclusiveness and diversity at Alcoa, we are enriched by the unique perspectives and talents that contribute to our innovation and continued success,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa President and CEO. “We intend to continue supporting the good work of the members of ‘Employees at Alcoa for Gay and Lesbian Equality (EAGLE)’.”

The Index is sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve LGBT equality. To view the report visit:

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 eight consecutive years. Alcoa employs approximately 63,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at