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April 13, 2010

Diana Perreiah Named General Manager for Alcoa’s Kawneer North America Business

Succeeds Glen Morrison in Pivotal Leadership Role to Drive Kawneer’s Growth and Investment Strategy

NORCROSS, Ga.--Alcoa announced today that Diana Perreiah has been named General Manager, Kawneer North America, succeeding Glen Morrison, who recently was named President, Alcoa Building & Construction Systems. Kawneer Company, Inc., part of Alcoa’s Building & Construction Systems business unit, is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for commercial construction. In her new role, Perreiah will be responsible for guiding the executive management team and oversight of company operations, as well as leading operational excellence, capturing productivity gains and delivering exceptional customer service for Kawneer North America.

As a long time Alcoa employee, Perreiah most recently held the position of Vice President, Business Operations, for Kawneer North America. Her career with Alcoa began in 1986 in Alcoa’s Rigid Packaging Division (RPD) at Warrick Operations in Evansville, Ind., where she held various leadership positions. In 1999, Perreiah transferred to Pittsburgh to lead the consolidation of Alcoa’s North America information infrastructure services. In 2003 she joined Alcoa’s internal manufacturing excellence group, Alcoa Operations Management Consulting (AOMC), and later was named plant manager for Alcoa’s largest soft alloy extrusion plant located in Cressona, Pa., in 2005. Two years later, she was named Operations Manager at Alcoa’s Lafayette (Ind.) Operations, part of Alcoa’s Hard Alloy Extrusions business. Perreiah later assumed responsibility for all extrusion operations in North America. She will continue to be based out of Kawneer’s Norcross, GA, headquarters. Perreiah graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Computational Science from Hollins University, Roanoke, Virginia.

Recently, Kawneer embarked on a carefully planned initiative to upgrade its service centers to provide more flexibility and superior service to customers. “Perreiah’s appointment is a strategic move for Kawneer as the company continues to pursue an aggressive investment agenda. As Kawneer works to improve and expand its operational capabilities, grow its wide range of products and advance the company through technology and people, Perreiah’s strong leadership experience in operations, commercial and information services will be critical,” said Glen Morrison, President, Alcoa Building & Construction Systems.

“Kawneer North America maintains a key role in Alcoa Building & Construction Systems’ strategy and even in these challenging times for the industry we continue to invest heavily in the business,” Morrison continued. “I am confident that Diana’s leadership will continue to propel Kawneer toward its goal of driving innovation and effective customer-centric business operations to ensure we meet our customers’ needs now and in the future.”

To learn more about Kawneer, please visit www.kawneer.com.

About Kawneer
With more than 100 years of innovation and experience, Kawneer North America is headquartered in Norcross, GA, and is the leading manufacturer of architectural aluminum products and systems for the commercial construction industry. Kawneer is part of Alcoa’s global Building and Construction Systems (BCS) business unit. Alcoa BCS manufactures and markets architectural systems and products in North America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East. Alcoa is the world’s leading producer and manager of primary aluminum, and alumina facilities, and is active in all major aspects of the industry. For more information on Kawneer or its products, please visit www.kawneer.com.

About Alcoa
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.