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July 28, 2003

Rudolph Huber to Head Alcoa Global Business Services Group

PITTSBURGH--(BUSINESS WIRE)--July 28, 2003--Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Rudolph (Rudi) P. Huber, 49, has been named to the newly created position of vice president Alcoa Global Business Services and Chief Information Officer. Mr. Huber has been a vice president of Alcoa and CIO since 2000. He will be responsible for leveraging the global transactional processes for information technology, financial, procurement, and human resources, with a focus on combining the North American and European organizations into the new structure.

In announcing the new position, Alcoa CEO Alain Belda said, "Regional business service functions have delivered significant results for Alcoa in terms of cost and consistent value delivery over recent years. Now is the time to expand our vision in the direction of globally leveraging transactional operational work in our continuing focus on achieving world-class costs, quality and services and creating value for customers and shareholders"

Biographical information on Mr. Huber follows:

Rudi Huber was named vice president of Alcoa and chief information officer in November 2000. Previously, he was executive director finance for Alcoa of Australia.

Mr. Huber joined Alcoa in 1981 in Lausanne, Switzerland as credit manager in Europe, progressing to treasurer, European region in 1986. Two years later, he moved to Pittsburgh where he held various positions in finance until being named assistant treasurer in 1991. He returned to Lausanne in 1992 as director of finance and administration, Europe and chief financial officer for Alcoa Italia. In 1997 he relocated to Perth, Western Australia as director finance for Alcoa of Australia. He returned to the U.S. in 2000 to assume his most recent position as vice president and CIO.