Daniel Cruise to Join Alcoa as Vice President – Public and Government Affairs

October 15, 2009

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) today announced that Daniel Cruise will join Alcoa as
Vice President for Public and Government Affairs. He will oversee all
global, national, state and local governmental and regulatory affairs
and other public matters for the company.

Daniel Cruise comes to Alcoa from the Albright Stonebridge Group where,
as a Managing Director, he ran the firm’s New York office. At Albright
Stonebridge, Mr. Cruise advised global businesses as they entered new
markets and adjusted to local government and regulatory frameworks. Mr.
Cruise also served in President Clinton’s White House as Director for
Public Affairs for the National Security Council.

“Daniel brings a unique set of government and private sector experience
to Alcoa,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa President and CEO. “He served at
the highest levels of the U.S. government on international trade and
security issues, and he has worked with major corporations facing a wide
range of global issues,” he added. “At a time when Alcoa’s worldwide
interests are expanding, Daniel has the ideal talents and background to
advance the interests of Alcoa on public policy and strategic issues on
a global scale.”

Mr. Cruise said, “I am delighted to join Alcoa, an iconic American
company, and help the business navigate markets and capitalize on new

Prior to the Albright Stonebridge Group, Mr. Cruise was a Managing
Director at the strategic consulting firm Clark and Weinstock,
specializing in public affairs, investor relations and financial

During the Clinton Administration, Mr. Cruise worked at the White House
as Assistant Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs and Director of Public
Affairs for the National Security Council. He also played a key role in
securing passage of legislation extending Permanent Normal Trade
Relations to China.

Before joining the White House staff, Mr. Cruise was a senior member of
the Department of Commerce’s International Trade Administration.

Prior to his public service, Mr. Cruise worked for J.P. Morgan on the
foreign currency sales desk.

Mr. Cruise holds a Master of Philosophy degree in International
Relations from the University of Cambridge. He received his
undergraduate degree with honors from Brown University, where he was
awarded the Harvey Baker Fellowship.

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 www.alcoa.com