Alcoa Executive Vice President Bill Christopher to Address the Cowen and Company 32nd Annual Aerospace/Defense Conference

February 8, 2011

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that Bill Christopher, Executive Vice
President and Chairman’s Counsel, will address the Cowen and Company
32nd Annual Aerospace/Defense Conference on Wednesday, February 9, in
New York City.

Mr. Christopher will discuss the Alcoa advantage in the aerospace
market, including the company’s technological leadership, the broad use
of Alcoa aluminum products on aircraft to meet performance requirements
and how the aerospace segment continues to be a platform for Alcoa’s
growth. The presentation is scheduled to begin at 2:00 p.m. Eastern time.

Mr. Christopher, who recently announced his retirement after a 35-year
career with Alcoa, has been responsible for Alcoa’s global efforts in
aerospace and other markets since 2003. He was named Chairman’s Counsel
in January.

Four aerospace units – Alcoa Power and Propulsion, Alcoa Fastening
Systems, Alcoa Global Rolled Products and Alcoa Forgings & Extrusions –
contributed $2.9 billion in sales in 2010.

A live audio webcast and a copy of the slide presentation that will be
used during the conference will be available on the Investor Relations
page of
Following the conference, the archived webcast will be available for
replay at

About Alcoa
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary
and fabricated aluminum, as well as the world’s largest miner of bauxite
and refiner of 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