Alcoa CIO Nancy Wolk Recognized for World-Class IT Leadership; Recognized as One of the Top 10 Breakaway Leaders

September 14, 2012

NEW YORK–Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Chief Information Officer Nancy
Wolk was recognized as one of the 2012 Top 10 Breakaway Leaders during
the 2012
Global CIO Executive Summit
this week. The prestigious award
recognizes world-class IT leaders and their organizations and honor CIOs
whose leadership elevates their people, partners and business.

“Nancy has demonstrated that she is a strong agent for change by
consistently challenging conventional wisdom and setting significant
goals for her team,” said Mark Davies, President, Alcoa Global Business
Services. “She and her team have worked with our business leaders to
understand their technology challenges, and have forged a long-term
strategic plan that will markedly improve IT efficiency, expand the
quality of Alcoa’s IT infrastructure, and bring exciting new tools to
the enterprise. We thank Nancy for her leadership and look forward to
her continued contributions.”

Under Wolk’s leadership a new five-year IT strategy was undertaken to
focus on such areas as mobility, collaboration, analytics and smart
manufacturing. In addition, Alcoa’s IT group has focused on systems to
support collaboration both within the company and with external
stakeholders, and has deployed new, flexible business intelligence and
analytics tools to enable its businesses to identify and focus on
profitable opportunities.

A CIO panel of judges narrowed the field to 20 finalists and the CIO
Executive Summit peer community cast their votes for the top 10
Breakaway Leaders.

About the CIO Executive Summit

The CIO Executive Summit operates in 29 cities across North America, as
well as Sydney, Australia. It is complemented by the CIO Institute, a
leadership development academy for technology executives selected to
assume significant management responsibilities, and the Leadership
Network, the industry’s first invitation-only, online social networking
site for corporate executives.

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 11 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