Alcoa Names Michelle O’Neill, Vice President, Government Affairs and Trade Policy

July 23, 2012

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that Michelle O’Neill will join Alcoa
as Vice President, Government Affairs and Trade Policy, effective August
20, 2012. O’Neill will be Alcoa’s top government liaison executive in
Washington and will lead the Company’s federal and state government
affairs activities. She will also have responsibility for international
trade policy supporting Alcoa’s businesses across a wide range of

“We are thrilled to have someone of Michelle’s caliber represent Alcoa’s
interests in the US and abroad,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and CEO.
“For the past 25 years, she has consistently been recognized as one of
this country’s top civil servants and we look forward to her continued
success at Alcoa.”

Since 2005, O’Neill served as Deputy Under-Secretary of Commerce for
International Trade, overseeing the daily operations of the
International Trade Administration (ITA), whose mandate is to promote
the competitiveness of U.S. businesses at home and abroad. In this
capacity she managed an annual budget of $500 million and led over 2,200
employees worldwide. Over the course of her ITA career, O’Neill served
in every major operating unit of the organization, including Deputy
Assistant Secretary for Information Technology Industries where she
established the U.S. Government’s first Office of Electronic Commerce,
and Commercial Attaché to the U.S. Mission to the Organization for
Economic Cooperation and Development in Paris.

Throughout her career, O’Neill has been active on critical trade and
commercial issues affecting the U.S. economy, ranging from addressing
market access barriers for U.S. firms in China, Russia and Europe to
helping companies across the country expand their export markets. She
has received numerous awards and recognitions.

“Having worked with Michelle for nearly two decades, I know she will be
instrumental in helping grow the role Alcoa plays in strengthening the
U.S. economy and enhancing the sustainability of products around the
world. Michelle brings to Alcoa an exceptional depth of understanding
and experience in international politics and trade,” said Daniel Cruise,
Alcoa’s Global Vice President of Public and Government Affairs.

O’Neill earned her bachelor’s degree from Sweet Briar College and her
Master’s from the LBJ School of Public Affairs at the University of

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 found at