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October 1, 2009

Alcoa Executive to Discuss Aluminum’s Role in Sustainable Building Design at Metalcon International Conference and Exhibition

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Eddie Bugg, Director, Sustainable Solutions for Kawneer and Alcoa Building and Construction Systems, will discuss aluminum’s role in sustainable building design at METALCON International 2009 next week in Tampa, Florida. Bugg’s presentation, “Aluminum and Sustainable Building Design”, will be held on Monday, October 5, 2009, from 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. It is sponsored by the U.S. Aluminum Association, where he serves as chairman of the trade organization’s Building and Construction Committee.

In his talk, Bugg will illustrate how sustainable aluminum solutions help achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certification and assist architects in creating high performance buildings. He will describe the different ways aluminum products save energy and improve indoor air quality through ultra-thermal glazing, cladding and fenestration, sun control, photovoltaics, day lighting, and natural ventilation. Bugg will also explain innovative design modeling tools, including thermal, energy, and BIM – building information modeling, and review aluminum’s sustainability advantages.

“Aluminum brings remarkable value to the building and construction market. It is lightweight, durable, corrosion resistant, energy efficient, aesthetically appealing and infinitely recyclable. Nearly 75% of aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in use today and 95% of aluminum used in buildings is recycled. Aluminum truly is shaping green buildings,” said Bugg.

To learn more about how aluminum is driving the green building industry, visit the Aluminum Association Booth #104.

METALCON International is the only all-metal construction show that brings all the major components, complementary products, equipment and accessories that make up the complete metal marketplace. Attendees and exhibitors include architects, engineers, contractors (roofing, residential, and metal building), developers and building owners. To learn more visit http://www.metalcon.com/index.html#

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 www.alcoa.com