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Alcoa to Join Guinea’s Global Mining Forum

Event Supports Efforts to Establish Guinea Mining Center of Excellence and to Train Next Generation of Mining Leaders

New York, NY, August 11, 2014 - Alcoa (NYSE: AA), a global leader in lightweight metals technology, engineering and manufacturing, today announced that it will join the Global Mining Forum hosted by Guinea Minister of Mines Kerfalla Yansané in Conakry, Guinea on September 25 and 26, 2014.

The Forum’s core objective will be to foster dialogue among global public and private enterprises in support of Guinea’s efforts to maximize the long-term contributions of the mining sector to sustainable economic development. The focus of the Forum will be to find ways to empower the next generation of mining sector leaders in Guinea with the tools and skills critical to advancing mining sector growth, and to establish a Center of Excellence.

Alcoa will contribute its industry-leading expertise in mining operations, environmental sustainability and rehabilitation, health and safety, transparency, and community engagement to the dialogue. Alcoa will also work with the Ministry of Mines to establish the Center for Excellence. Alcoa has established its own successful Centers for Excellence around the world, including the United States, Canada and Australia.

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