Alcoa Names Michael Pepper, President, Power and Propulsion, Engineered Products and Solutions Group

October 21, 2011

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio–Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that Michael A. Pepper was
promoted to President, Alcoa Power and Propulsion (APP), a business
within its Engineered Products and Solutions Group.

“I am excited to welcome Michael to the EPS leadership team,” said
Olivier Jarrault, President, Engineered Products & Solutions. “Over the
years, he has built a reputation as an outstanding operating executive
dedicated to performance, customer relationships, and superior results.
He is a familiar face among our aerospace customers in nearly every
corner of the world where we have a presence. We look forward to
Michael’s leadership as we continue to grow our business.”

Pepper succeeds Raymond B. Mitchell. “After 17 years, Ray leaves a
highly effective organization and we thank him for his many
contributions at Alcoa and wish him well in his future pursuits,” said

Pepper brings to his new role 24 years of experience in the aerospace
market and broad leadership in sales, marketing, and engineering. He
began his career with Alcoa Howmet in 1987 and was appointed to his most
recent position of Vice President, Business Excellence, APP, in January
2011. Prior to this appointment, he served as Vice President of Strategy
and General Manager, Aerospace Airfoils, Alcoa Howmet; Vice President
and General Manager, Howmet Products and Services; and General Manager
of the company’s Whitehall, Michigan; Laval, Quebec, and Exeter, UK,
casting operations. He previously held a series of engineering,
manufacturing, and management positions at the Wichita Falls, Texas
casting operations.

A graduate of Midwestern State University, Pepper also successfully
completed the University of Tennessee’s Executive Development Program.
He and his wife, Jennifer, reside in Grand Haven, MI, and have three

Alcoa Power and Propulsion

Alcoa Power and Propulsion, a major business unit of Alcoa Inc. (NYSE:
AA), is a global leader in airfoil and structural investment castings,
forged structural parts, and forged aircraft wheels. Serving the
aerospace, defense, energy and industrial markets, its products are
primarily used in jet engines and industrial gas turbines. Additional
value-added products and services include hot isostatic pressing,
specialty coatings, research and development, supply chain management,
specialty tools, molds, and machinery. With 29 production facilities,
Alcoa Power and Propulsion employs more than 11,000 people worldwide.

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 10 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