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March 20, 2012

Alcoa Receives Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Award for Workplace Volunteerism

PITTSBURGH--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) was recognized as a good neighbor by the United Way of Allegheny County for its commitment to workplace volunteerism with a Fred Rogers Good Neighbor Award. On what would have been Mr. Rogers' 84th birthday, the United Way of Allegheny County celebrates companies, agencies and volunteers who make an impact in our community. It is the second year of the Good Neighbor Award program and the second year that Alcoa has been honored as a community leader for employee volunteerism.

About 25 employees from Alcoa's offices on the North Shore actively participate in two signature programs that take place in two Pittsburgh public schools on the North Side: Everyone Wins! at Pittsburgh King and Be a 6th Grade Mentor at both Pittsburgh King and Pittsburgh Allegheny.

"These are both great programs that help kids in our own back yard," said Judy Moser, Alcoa Global Primary Products Manager Information Services, who has volunteered in both programs for several years. "It is personally rewarding to see a child enjoy reading and learning because of the relationship we've formed."

Be a 6th Grade Mentor pairs students with adult role models who help them develop career aspirations that propel them toward academic proficiency that ultimately can result in successful careers. Everyone Wins! is a lunch time reading program with a goal to increase students' interest in reading and access to high-quality books.

A record 56 percent of Alcoa employees took part in the company's annual Month of Service and contributed 900,000 hours to community service year-round.

About Alcoa
Alcoa 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 10 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.