Alcoa Top Ranked on Corporate Equality Index for Second Year in a Row

October 11, 2010

Achievement Marks National Coming Out Day

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that for the second year in a row it is
the only Metals and Mining company to achieve a top rating of 100 in the
2011 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places to Work Survey conducted
by the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, the educational arm of
America’s largest civil rights organization.

The Corporate Equity Index assesses American workplaces on lesbian, gay,
bisexual and transgender equality (LGBT). Businesses that achieve a
rating of 100 percent in the report are also recognized as “Best Places
to Work for LGBT Equality.”

The index rated 615 businesses on a scale of 0 to 100 based on several
criteria including non-discrimination policy, diversity training,
partner benefits, and employee resource groups and/or diversity council.

The announcement comes on National Coming Out Day when thousands of
lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people and allies hold workshops,
speak-outs, rallies and other events across the country.

“We are pleased to once again achieve a top ranking on the Corporate
Equality Index. At Alcoa, we value diversity and new perspectives at all
levels of the organization. We continue to strongly support the
Employees at Alcoa for the Gay and Lesbian Equality (EAGLE) network as
well as other diversity groups within the corporation,” said Jack
Bergen, Alcoa Vice President Human Resources. “Making our workplace
safe, encouraging diversity and promoting inclusion is our priority.”

According to the HRC Foundation, in just under a decade the Corporate
Equality Index has become the foremost benchmark for businesses to gauge
their level of LGBT workplace inclusion against competitors. See 2011
Corporate Equality Index
. For additional resources on National
Coming Out Day, including coming out guides for employees, please visit: Coming
Out Guides

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 nine 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