Alcoa Named Most Admired Metals Company in the World

March 1, 2012

Alcoa on Fortune’s “Most Admired” List for 29th
Consecutive Year

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has been named the most admired metals company in the
world in Fortune magazine’s annual ranking on corporate
reputation. Alcoa shared the top ranking with ArcelorMittal, the
European integrated steel and mining company.

Alcoa also received top ranking in sustainability and innovation,
testament to the Company’s ongoing leadership in two areas that are key
to the success of Alcoa’s business, customers and communities.

“It is extremely gratifying to see Alcoa’s 61,000 employees receive this
important recognition for their commitment to excellence and adherence
to Alcoa’s values,” said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld.

Alcoa has been a member of Fortune’s Most Admired list for 29
consecutive years. The list is based on surveys of executives, directors
and analysts who rate companies in their own industry.

The complete list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, and related
stories, will appear in Fortune’s March 19 issue, available on
newsstands next week.

About Alcoa
Alcoa is the world’s leading producer of primary
aluminum, fabricated aluminum and 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 ten consecutive
years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced
since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately
61,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be
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