Alcoa Recognized for Recruiting and Retaining Diverse Workforce

September 29, 2009

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it is the first Metals and Mining
company to achieve a top rating of 100 in the 2010 Corporate Equality
Index and Best Places to Work Survey for its efforts in recruiting and
retaining a diverse workforce.

The index rates 590 businesses on a scale from 0 to 100 based on several
criterion, including diversity training, transgender and partner health
benefits and insurance, employer-sponsored and supported employee
resource groups, and exhibiting responsible behavior toward the lesbian,
gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community.

“We are proud to receive this top rating in the Corporate Equality
Index. By promoting inclusiveness and diversity at Alcoa, we are
enriched by the unique perspectives and talents that contribute to our
innovation and continued success,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa President
and CEO. “We intend to continue supporting the good work of the members
of ‘Employees at Alcoa for Gay and Lesbian Equality (EAGLE)’.”

The Index is sponsored by the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC),
the educational arm of America’s largest civil rights organization
working to achieve LGBT equality. To view the report visit:

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