Daniel Cruise Elected Vice President and Officer of Alcoa

February 24, 2011

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Daniel Cruise has been elected a
vice president and officer of the company by Alcoa’s Board of Directors.
Mr. Cruise joined Alcoa in 2009 as vice president of Global Public and
Government Affairs, responsible for global governmental and regulatory

“Daniel has been instrumental in advancing Alcoa’s interests across
national, regional and local jurisdictions around the world,” said
Nicholas Ashooh, Global Vice President, Corporate Affairs. “He has
played a leading role in developing business ties in China, particularly
through our recent memorandum of understanding with the China Power
Investment Corporation, and has been Alcoa’s point person on many other
strategic and public policy issues.”

Prior to joining Alcoa, Mr. Cruise was managing director of the Albright
Stonebridge Group, a global business advisory group, where he ran the
New York office. Previously, he specialized in public affairs, investor
relations and financial communications at Clark & Weinstock, a
Washington, D.C.-based consultancy.

Mr. Cruise also served at the White House during the Clinton
Administration as Assistant Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs and
Director of Public Affairs for the National Security Council. Mr. Cruise
also served as Director of Public Affairs for the International Trade
Administration, U.S. Department of Commerce, where he was spokesperson
and senior policy advisor and speechwriter to Under Secretary David
Aaron. Prior to his public service, he worked for J. P. Morgan & Company.

Mr. Cruise is a graduate of Brown University, where he founded The
Brown Journal of World Affairs.
He holds a Master of Philosophy
degree in International Relations from the University of Cambridge,
England. While there, he served as Editor-in-Chief of The Cambridge
Review of International Affairs.

He is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board of the National Security
Network and is a life member of the Council of Foreign Relations. He is
a member of the International Policy Committee for the Chamber of