Alcoa Names Kevin Anton Chief Sustainability Officer

August 23, 2010

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Kevin J. Anton has been named Chief
Sustainability Officer, responsible for developing a comprehensive
strategy that integrates all of the Company’s sustainability efforts.

Anton, who has led the Alcoa Sustainability Steering Committee for the
past year, comes to his new role after serving as Vice President,
Finance and Strategy, for Alcoa Global Primary Products. He will remain
a Vice President of Alcoa and a member of the Company’s Executive

“The environmental benefits of aluminum, such as light weighting and
recyclability of our ‘miracle metal,’ present tremendous opportunities
for the aluminum industry,” said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld.
“Alcoa is in a unique position to take a proactive sustainability
approach and turn it into a competitive advantage. No one is more
qualified than Kevin Anton to ensure that Alcoa capitalizes on those

Anton has worked for more than 30 years in the metals and mining
industry and is the immediate past chairman of the U.S. Aluminum
Association. In his new role, he will be responsible for developing a
sustainability strategy and action plan that coordinates the efforts of
government affairs, environment, health and safety and Alcoa Technical
Center, as well as Alcoa’s marketing, communications and philanthropic

“Our vision is to make sustainability a prime driver of our business and
a compelling part of the Alcoa brand,” Kleinfeld said.

Anton joined Alcoa in 1998 as Vice President of Alcoa World Alumina and
Chemicals. He then became Vice President, Finance for Alcoa’s Primary
Products organization. In 2001, he became President of Alcoa Materials
Management, which involves purchasing and the physical and financial
trading activities of primary and scrap aluminum, electricity trading,
and transportation purchasing for the Primary Products business. In
2006, he was elected a Vice President of Alcoa, and a year later became
Chief Financial Officer for Global Primary Products, while still
maintaining responsibility for Alcoa Materials Management. As CFO, Anton
was responsible for financial activities and strategy for Alcoa’s nine
alumina refineries, bauxite assets in Australia, Brazil, Jamaica,
Suriname and Guinea, and the company’s worldwide smelting system.

Before joining Alcoa, Anton held senior management positions at Alumax,
serving as Vice President and Controller for its primary aluminum group
and Director of Business Planning. Alcoa acquired Alumax in 1998.

About Alcoa

Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated
aluminum and alumina. In addition to inventing the modern-day aluminum
industry, Alcoa innovation has been behind major milestones in the
aerospace, automotive, packaging, building and construction, commercial
transportation, consumer electronics and industrial markets over the
past 120 years. Among the solutions Alcoa markets are flat-rolled
products, hard alloy extrusions, and forgings, as well as Alcoa® wheels,
fastening systems, precision and investment castings, and building
systems in addition to its expertise in other light metals such as
titanium and nickel-based super alloys. Sustainability is an integral
part of Alcoa’s operating practices and the product design and
engineering it provides to customers. Alcoa has been a member of the Dow
Jones Sustainability Index for eight consecutive years and approximately
75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in
active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31
countries across the world. More information can be found at