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April 20, 2011

Alcoa Plant in Mexico Named among Best Companies to Work

MONTERREY, Mexico--Alcoa operations in Monterrey, Mexico has been named by Great Place to Work® Institute as one of the top companies for employees in the Mexican workplace. The Monterrey facility competed against more than 600 companies and placed 12th on the 2011 list with 500-5,000 employees and multinationals. The facility also ranked among the top 50 places to work within the Latin American market, competing against almost 2,000 companies. This is the first time Alcoa’s Monterrey facility has earned recognition on this list.

"We are honored to be recognized by this prestigious organization as one of the best companies to work for,” said Victor Toscano, plant manager, Monterrey operations, which is part of the Alcoa Wheel and Transportation business unit. “This is a great win for our employees and operation, and we hope this special recognition will enhance the Alcoa brand both inside and outside our doors. We do not take anything for granted as we will continue to strengthen our programs and share best practices with other businesses. We have a clear goal in mind: to continue to be the best place to work…not only in Monterrey, but in Mexico and Latin America."

Alcoa’s Monterrey facility also recently celebrated the distinction for holding the number one position at Alcoa for 2010 employee engagement scores, measured by the company’s annual Global Voices employee survey. Additionally, the location placed sixth in the “most improved category” in the survey.

According to the criteria established by the Great Place to Work® Institute Mexico, the main objectives of the rankings are to facilitate knowledge management and sharing experiences among all those organizations who know how to get the best results from business is to improve the quality of their workplaces.

About Alcoa

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world’s leading producer of primary and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite and refiner of 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 nine 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.