Alcoa Again Named Fortune Magazine’s Most Admired Metals Company

March 8, 2010

Alcoa Included on Fortune’s “Most Admired” List for 27 Consecutive

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has once again been named Fortune Magazine’s most
admired metals company in the world. Alcoa has been named a most admired
company for 27 years in a row. Fortune’s most admired ranking is
the definitive report card on corporate reputation. The recognition
appears in the March 22 “Global Most Admired Companies” issue of the
leading U.S. business publication.

In addition to being named the overall most admired in the metals
industry, Alcoa also ranked #1 in the majority of nine key attributes by
which companies are evaluated: innovation, people management, social
responsibility, long-term investment, financial soundness, quality of
products and services, and use of corporate assets.

“Twenty-seven years ago when Alcoa was first named to the most admired
list, we had employees working in 16 countries. Today, the number of
countries in which we operate has more than doubled. I am proud of the
Alcoa employees worldwide who have helped us achieve this distinction
over the years. It is a testament to their dedication to live the Alcoa
Values and a tribute to the spirit of Alcoa across the world,” said
Alcoa CEO and President Klaus Kleinfeld.

The Fortune study surveys top executives, directors and financial
analysts to identify companies with the strongest reputations among the
Fortune 1000, non-US companies in the Fortune Global 500, and top
foreign companies operating in the U.S.