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October 5, 2009

Alcoa Executive to Discuss Nanotechnology’s Role in Industry at Rusnanotech ‘09

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Dr. Mohammad A. Zaidi, executive vice president and chief technology officer – Alcoa, will discuss the role of nanotechnology in industry at Rusnanotech ’09, second international nanotechnology forum held in Moscow on Oct. 6.

Dr. Zaidi will deliver his speech and take part in the panel discussion, “Nanotechnology in Manufacturing,” from 3 to 6:45 p.m. MSD tomorrow in Hall 3 of the Moscow Central Exhibition Complex Expocentre.

In his speech, Dr. Zaidi will discuss the massive potential nanotechnology brings to industry and will outline some of the applications that Alcoa is pursuing for markets such as aerospace, ground transportation, oil & gas, packaging, building & construction and energy.

“Nanotechnology will provide us with new products and production systems that can proliferate exponentially because nanotechnology offers fundamental, science-based changes that can be transformational,” Dr. Zaidi said.

Rusnanotech is the premier international nanotechnology conference, bringing more than 9,000 representatives of business, governments, and the scientific world together from 36 countries. The forum consists of plenary sessions, panel discussions, business presentations, scientific and technological sessions, and an exhibition of new products, technologies and services.

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