Nicholas Ashooh Joins Alcoa as Vice President of Corporate Affairs

January 4, 2010

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Nicholas Ashooh, Senior Vice
President of Communications at American International Group will join
Alcoa on January 18, 2010 as Vice President, Corporate Affairs. He will
be a member of the Alcoa Executive Council and have oversight for global
communications, government affairs, community relations and the Alcoa
Foundation. Mr. Ashooh succeeds John D. Bergen, who has been appointed
Vice President, Human Resources.

Alcoa’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Klaus Kleinfeld, said:
“As Alcoa builds on its leadership of the aluminum industry in the
coming years, Nick Ashooh has the ideal background and skills to win the
trust and support of our many internal and external stakeholders around
the world. A seasoned communications professional with a proven track
record in good times and bad, Nick embodies Alcoa’s strong values and
growth culture. We expect him to have a long and successful career at

Prior to AIG, Mr. Ashooh led communications at American Electric Power,
Niagara Mohawk Power Corp. and Public Service of New Hampshire. His
extensive experience in the regional power industry will be important to
helping Alcoa address the wide range of energy and environmental issues
and opportunities that face the aluminum industry.

Mr. Ashooh is past chairman of The Seminar, one of the most prestigious
organizations for senior communications professionals. He is also a
member and former director of the Arthur Page Society; and a member of
the Civilian Public Affairs Advisory Committee of the United States
Military Academy at West Point.

A graduate of Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI, Mr. Ashooh earned
his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (Cum Laude).

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
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