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

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