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March 1, 2012

Alcoa Named Most Admired Metals Company in the World

Alcoa on Fortune’s “Most Admired” List for 29th Consecutive Year

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has been named the most admired metals company in the world in Fortune magazine’s annual ranking on corporate reputation. Alcoa shared the top ranking with ArcelorMittal, the European integrated steel and mining company.

Alcoa also received top ranking in sustainability and innovation, testament to the Company’s ongoing leadership in two areas that are key to the success of Alcoa’s business, customers and communities.

“It is extremely gratifying to see Alcoa’s 61,000 employees receive this important recognition for their commitment to excellence and adherence to Alcoa’s values,” said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld.

Alcoa has been a member of Fortune’s Most Admired list for 29 consecutive years. The list is based on surveys of executives, directors and analysts who rate companies in their own industry.

The complete list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, and related stories, will appear in Fortune’s March 19 issue, available on newsstands next week.

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 ten consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 61,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.