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June 17, 2002

Russell W. Porter, Jr. Elected Alcoa Vice President and Deputy General Counsel

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 17, 2002--Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:AA) announced that Russell W. Porter, Jr., 54, was elected a vice president of the company and deputy general counsel effective immediately. Mr. Porter has overall responsibility for Alcoa's North American legal matters and continues to have accountability for Litigation.

Mr. Porter, who grew up in Pittsburgh, joined Alcoa in 1972 in Pittsburgh as an attorney, becoming general attorney in 1977 and managing general attorney in 1983. He was assistant general counsel for Alcoa from 1989 to 1992 and again in 1994 until being named senior assistant general counsel in 1999, and deputy general counsel in 2000, specializing in litigation, employment and general commercial law. He served as corporate director of industrial relations and human resource planning from 1992 through mid-1994.

Russ received a B.S. degree from Colorado State University in 1969 and a J.D. degree from the University of Pittsburgh School of Law in 1972, where he served on the Law Review and was awarded an Order of the Coif.

He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Allegheny Bar Associations.