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June 22, 2012

Alcoa Vice President Donna Dabney Honored with 2012 Women of Power & Influence Award by National Organization of Women-NYC

NEW YORK--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) Vice President Donna Dabney was selected as one of the 2012 Women of Power & Influence Award honorees by the National Organization for Women- NYC, during an event held yesterday at the Hilton New York. Dabney was recognized for her accomplishments as a leader and role model for women in corporate law.

In its 24th year, the awards recognize leaders who excel within their own industry and actively pave the way for other women to succeed.

Dabney has been a Vice President of Alcoa since 2008 and has served as Corporate Secretary for 12 years. She has extensive experience in corporate securities and executive compensation matters, having practiced in these areas since 1980. Dabney has a key role in the handling of critical corporate matters, particularly those involving corporate governance and executive compensation. She has served as the focal point for communications with Alcoa’s Board of Directors, shareholders and senior management. Dabney co-heads the Alcoa Women's Network, an affinity group that provides the catalyst for the development, advancement and retention of women leaders in Alcoa. This award caps off Dabney's 32-year legal career in private practice and with Reynolds Metals Company and Alcoa. Dabney will retire from Alcoa in August.

"You have been widely recognized for your business leadership and legal and securities expertise throughout your enduring career," said Sonia Ossorio, Executive Director National Organization for Women-NY. "Your notable influence in your industry makes you an outstanding role model for women and an inspiration to many women."

Dabney was honored along with five other distinguished women: Leslie Abi-Karam, EVP & President, Communications Solutions, Pitney Bowes; Julie Macklowe, founder and CEO of vbeauté, the luxury cosmetics and skin care company; Kelly M. Williams, Managing Director and Group Head of the Customized Fund Investment Group at Credit Suisse; Melinda M. White, EVP, Revenue Development at Frontier Communications Corporation; and Paula H. Anderson, a partner at Shearman & Sterling LLP.

The National Organization for Women is the nation’s largest organization working to advance women’s rights and improve women’s lives. The New York City Chapter of NOW, founded in 1966, is the largest chapter in the country with 5,000 members locally and 35,000 statewide. NOW-NYC works to promote women’s reproductive rights, secure women’s economic empowerment, and end violence and discrimination against women.

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