Marcos Ramos Named President, Alcoa Europe; Rudi Huber to Retire

March 4, 2010

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Marcos Ramos, 51, has been named
President, Alcoa Europe effective March 8, 2010. He succeeds Rudi Huber,
56, who will retire after 29 years of service to Alcoa. Mr. Ramos will
be responsible for coordinating the activities of all of Alcoa’s nearly
50 locations throughout Europe. In addition, he will continue as
President, Global Primary Products – Europe, leading Alcoa’s smelters
and refinery in Iceland, Italy, Norway and Spain.

“Marcos has played an important role in the major changes to European
primary operations, particularly the assumption of full ownership of the
Elkem smelters in Norway. I wish him success in his new role,” said John
Thuestad, Alcoa Executive Vice President and Group President Global
Primary Products.

Marcos joined Alcoa Aluminio in Brazil in 1984, later leading smelter
operations and technology at Elkem Aluminium NS in Norway when it was
under partnership between Alcoa and Orkla. Alcoa is now the sole owner
of that operation. In 2003, he became smelter manager for San Ciprian,
Spain, and in 2005, manufacturing director for Primary Products Europe.
In 2007, Mr. Ramos assumed his current role leading all European primary

Rudi Huber retires after leading Alcoa finance and technology operations
on three continents. Since joining Alcoa in 1981 as a credit manager in
Lausanne, Switzerland, he has served as Treasurer of Alcoa Europe,
Assistant Treasurer for Alcoa Inc. in the U.S., European General
Director of Finance and Administration, Executive Director of Finance
for Alcoa of Australia, Chief Information Officer, and Vice President of
Global Business Services for Alcoa Inc. He was elected a vice president
of Alcoa in 2000. Mr. Huber returned to Switzerland in 2006 as President
of the European Region.

He has served as chairman of the European Aluminium Association,
Vice-chair of Eurometaux, the Brussels-based EU association of the
nonferrous metals industry, and AmCham-EU.

“Rudi has played a significant role in managing the many recent
portfolio changes at Alcoa Europe and led a major expansion of
volunteerism among Alcoans in Europe. He succeeded in highlighting a
wide range of issues that benefited the aluminum industry and Alcoa. I
thank him for his exceptional service and many contributions to Alcoa,”
said Thuestad.

About Alcoa

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aluminum and alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum
industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the
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transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
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fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
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