FORTUNE Names Alcoa Most Admired Metals Company

March 9, 2009

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) is the world’s most admired metals company according to Fortune
magazine’s annual survey of the World’s Most Admired Companies. On
newsstands starting Monday, March 9, 2009, Fortune’s Most Admired
Ranking is the definitive report card on corporate reputation.

In addition to being the most admired metals company, Alcoa also took
top position in innovation, social responsibility, and quality of
products and services within the entire industry.

“Being named by your peers as having the best reputation in the entire
metals industry is a tribute to all Alcoans and a reaffirmation of the
importance of aluminum as one of the world’s preeminent metals. Alcoa
accepts the responsibility of industry leader during these challenging
times,” said Alcoa CEO and President Klaus Kleinfeld.

Alcoa has been included in the ranking of the most admired companies for
26 consecutive years.

This year Fortune combined the America’s most admired survey and
world’s most admired survey to better represent the competitive
landscape faced by companies. More than 4,000 corporate executives,
directors and financial analysts were surveyed ranking companies on nine
key attributes from investment value to social responsibility.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world leader in the production and management of primary
aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina combined, through its active
and growing participation in all major aspects of the industry. Alcoa
serves the aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction,
commercial transportation and industrial markets, bringing design,
engineering, production and other capabilities of Alcoa’s businesses to
customers. In addition to aluminum products and components including
flat-rolled products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, Alcoa also
markets Alcoa® wheels, fastening systems, precision and investment
castings, and building systems. The Company has been named one of the
top most sustainable corporations in the world at the World Economic
Forum in Davos, Switzerland and has been a member of the Dow Jones
Sustainability Index for seven consecutive years. More information can
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