Alcoa’s Kunshan, China, Plant Recognized for Environment, Health & Safety Achievements

June 20, 2011

NEW YORK & KUNSHAN, China–Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that its Kunshan, China, plant was
named an “Environment, Health & Safety Example Company” by the Kunshan
Huaqiao Economic Development Zone for its continuous focus on safety

Kunshan was recognized for its safety management program, investment in
safety-related systems, safety training and continual communication with
the government on safety requirements and activities.

“We are proud that the local government acknowledged us as an EHS role
model for Chinese local industry. We have been working diligently to
fulfill our EHS commitments. This award inspires us to further
strengthen our EHS efforts,” said Mark Vrablec, President of Alcoa China
Rolled Products. “This recognition is another demonstration of the
importance of safety as an Alcoa Value and the company’s commitment to
China as well as Kunshan’s commitment to be the best company in the
communities where we operate.”

The Kunshan Huaqiao Economic Development Zone (EDZ) is an approved
provincial level EDZ located at the junction of Shanghai and Suzhou. It
concentrates on the development of four industries: service outsourcing,
manufacturing, financial institutions and logistics and purchasing

Alcoa’s Kunshan plant was established in 2006 and produces heat
exchanger materials for automotive and other industrial HVAC
applications. In 2008, the facility was awarded the AnKang Cup for
safety from the Kunshan Health and Safety Bureau and Kunshan Union.

About Alcoa in China
Since 1993, Alcoa has invested more
than $700 million in China’s aluminum industry. As of December 31, 2010,
Alcoa China has 12 legal entities employing 1,035 people. Alcoa China
locates its Asia Pacific Headquarters in Beijing, with its plants,
trading companies and offices in Beijing, Shanghai, Qinhuangdao,
Kunshan, Suzhou, Guangzhou and Hong Kong, manufacturing sheets,
fasteners, automotive components and aerospace products. Alcoa China is
a member of the China Business Council for Sustainable Development
(CBCSD) and the China Association of Enterprises with Foreign Investment
(CAEFI). Alcoa created a strategic partnership with Chinalco in February

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