Alcoa Bohai Sheet Business Inaugurated

September 14, 2009

BEIJING & NEW YORK–A significant milestone was reached today for Alcoa’s (NYSE:AA) growth
in China with the inauguration of Alcoa Bohai sheet business at its
plant in Qinhuangdao, China. Alcoa China now has the capacity to produce
the highest quality aluminum sheet for the printing, transportation,
electronics and packaging industries.

During the inauguration ceremony that took place at the Bohai plant in
Qinhuangdao, Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa President and Chief Executive
Officer, said, “I strongly believe that with state-of-the-art global
technical support, Alcoa processes and quality control systems,
outstanding equipment and our seasoned work force, Alcoa Bohai will
produce high quality products that will bring significant benefit and
value to our customers.” Kleinfeld added, “Since this year marks the
60th anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China and
the 30th anniversary of China’s reform, we believe that this is a good
time to be launching this important Alcoa business.”

Mr. Ma Yu Feng, the Deputy Executive Mayor of Qinhuangdao Municipal City
expressed his confidence in Alcoa during the ceremony, “Evidence shows
that in 2005 Alcoa’s decision to invest in Qinhuangdao city was correct.
I believe that Alcoa Bohai will maintain its sustainable development in
our city. In the meantime, we hope Alcoa and Mr. Kleinfeld continue to
strengthen the cooperation with Qinhuangdao and, therefore, make it the
closest partner and most reliable friend of Alcoa in China. ”

Equipped with one 1+3 hot mill line, one cold mill, one lithographic
sheet line with one slitter plus a series of finishing equipment, Alcoa
Bohai will enable China to produce the highest quality aluminum sheet,
such as printing industry-use digital plate stocks, hard alloy
transportation sheet, high surface-quality sheet for the electronics
industry, and can body stock.

The newly installed lithographic sheet line is the world’s most
sophisticated and hi-tech line with high quality standard. As the
largest domestic supplier of lithographic sheet, Alcoa Bohai will help
China to replace most of its overseas imports of lithographic sheets and
strengthen its position in advanced lithographic sheet manufacturing and

About Alcoa China

Alcoa started doing business in China through a technology relationship
with China Non-ferrous Corporation (now Sino Metals) in the 1980s. Since
1993, Alcoa has invested more than $700 million in China’s aluminum
industry. As of June 30, 2009, Alcoa China has 15 locations employing
1,283 people.

Offices and plants are located in Beijing, Shanghai, Qinhuangdao,
Kunshan, Suzhou, Guangzhou and Hong Kong. Alcoa manufactures foil,
sheet, fasteners, automotive components and construction products. Alcoa
China is a member of the China Business Council for Sustainable
Development (CBCSD) and the China Association of Enterprises with
Foreign Investment (CAEFI). Alcoa created a strategic partnership with
Chinaclo in February 2008.

Alcoa’s commitment to China is steadfast and evident every day— we
adhere to our values and principles while acknowledging local laws and
regulations, performing our social responsibilities and promoting
sustainable development. Alcoa aims to be the best company in the
communities in which we operate, to ensure long-term success for Alcoa
and all of its stakeholders. More information can be found on

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 eight consecutive years. Alcoa employs
approximately 63,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More
information can be found at