Chris L. Ayers Joins Alcoa in New Position as Chief Operating Officer for Alcoa Cast, Forged and Extruded Products

February 2, 2010

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Chris L. Ayers has joined the
company as Chief Operating Officer, Alcoa Cast, Forged and Extruded
Products. This new position was created as part of the re-alignment of
Alcoa’s Engineered Products and Solutions (EPS) business to accelerate
its growth platform and to support corporate initiatives. Mr. Ayers will
be responsible for the Alcoa Forgings and Extrusions, Alcoa Power and
Propulsion, and the Alcoa Oil and Gas businesses. These businesses have
more than 10,000 employees in 31 locations worldwide.

Mr. Ayers came to Alcoa from Precision Castparts Corporation, a
worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and
products, where he was President of PCC Forgings Division, which is
comprised of two separate companies: Wyman Gordon Forgings and Special
Metals Corporation. He was president of Wyman Gordon Forgings from 2004

“Chris has an outstanding track record and experience in the aerospace
industry, having worked in the industry for more than 20 years. We are
glad to have him on our team,” said Bill Christopher, Alcoa Executive
Vice President and Group President, Engineered Products and Solutions.

Mr. Ayers began his career with United Technologies Corporation, working
in a number of assignments in its Pratt & Whitney business. Later, he
joined PCC Airfoils, Inc., a manufacturer of airfoil castings for the
aerospace and industrial gas turbine industry, where he was Vice
President/General Manager of facilities in Cleveland, Ohio. He was also
the Managing Director of facilities located in both Leeds and Leicester,
England. He joined Precision Castparts in 1999.

Mr. Ayers is a member of the board of directors of Universal Stainless &
Alloy Products, Inc., a manufacturer and marketer of a range of
semi-finished and finished specialty steels, including stainless steel,
tool steel and other alloyed steels.

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 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More
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