Glen Morrison, President of Alcoa Building and Construction Systems, Named Senior Fellow of the Design Futures Council

August 29, 2011

NORCROSS, Ga.–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Glen Morrison, President of Alcoa
Building and Construction Systems, was named a Senior Fellow of the Design
Futures Council
(DFC) by the organization’s Board of Directors. The
DFC is an interdisciplinary network of U.S. design, product and
construction leaders looking to advance innovation and shape the future
of the commercial building industry.

The honorary distinction is awarded annually to outstanding individuals
who have provided noteworthy leadership to the advancement of design,
design solutions, or the design profession.

“I am honored to receive this recognition from the Design Futures
Council, and I am pleased to be associated with this forward-thinking
organization dedicated to reinventing the art and business of design,”
said Morrison.

In naming Morrison as a Senior Fellow, James Cramer, Co-Chairman, Design
Futures Council and CEO of the Greenway Group, said: “Glen has been a
global leader at Alcoa since 1991 and is a leading thinker about the
integration of building products and design solutions.”

Under Morrison’s leadership, several innovative products have been
introduced into the marketplace. Among them are Alcoa Architectural
Products’ Reynobond® with Eco-Clean™, an aluminum architectural panel
that cleans itself and the air around it, and Reynobond® with KEVLAR®, a
hurricane-resistant aluminum composite panel engineered to meet the
stringent requirements of the Miami-Dade Building Code. Also under
Morrison’s direction, the Kawneer brand of sustainable architectural
aluminum products has increased its offerings to include a range
of high-performing curtain wall systems, energy-saving sunshades and
hurricane-resistant framing solutions.

Morrison has been involved in several key roles for Alcoa in the
building and construction industry since he joined the company in 1991
as Sales and Marketing director for Kawneer UK. He progressed to
Marketing Director for Alcoa Building and Construction Systems, then
General Manager of the Alcoa Architectural Products unit. This
assignment was followed by Morrison’s selection as President, Kawneer
North America, and in 2010 he was named President of the Alcoa Building
and Construction Systems business unit. Morrison was instrumental in the
2010 acquisition of privately held Traco, a premier maker of windows and
doors, which is now part of the Kawneer business. Alcoa Building and
Construction Systems has 31 operating locations in 13 countries.

Morrison joins a prestigious group of architects, authors, corporate
executives, and thought leaders. Members of the 2011 class include
Richard Florida, one of the world’s leading public intellectuals on
economic competitiveness and author of the global best-seller The
Rise of the Creative Class
; Carol Coletta, President and CEO of CEOs
for Cities and host of PBS’ “Smart City;” and Steven Holl, principal
of Steven Holl Architects. One of Holl’s most recently completed
buildings is the Linked Hybrid complex in Beijing, China, third on TIME
magazine’s list of Architectural Marvels of 2007. Actor and
environmental advocate Brad Pitt was named a senior fellow of the
organization in 2009.

About Alcoa Building and Construction Systems

Alcoa Building and Construction Systems is a leading supplier of
architectural systems, services and building products to the global
construction market, serves customers throughout North America, Europe,
North Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Included in this business is the
Kawneer brand of architectural aluminum building products and systems,
the Alcoa Architectural Products business, which sells the Reynobond®
and Reynolux® brands of aluminum composite materials, and Alcoa
Architectuursystemen NL, which designs, develops and sells aluminum
profile systems for windows, doors, sliding patio doors, conservatories
and curtain walls throughout Europe.

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