Alcoa Named Aluminum Industry Leader for 2013

May 24, 2013

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) was presented with the Industry Leadership Award for
Aluminum at the inaugural Platts
Global Metals Awards
, sponsored by Platts, a leading global provider
of energy, petrochemical and metals information. Alcoa was recognized
for taking decisive action resulting in a substantial transformation or
change of direction in the aluminum industry.

“It is extremely gratifying to be recognized for our leadership in the
aluminum industry as we mark our 125th anniversary since our
incorporation,” said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. “This award
is a tribute to our dedicated employees who have made Alcoa an industry

Executives and companies from 11 countries were selected as finalists
for the awards, which recognize exemplary performance in nearly a dozen
categories. Judging criteria for the industry leadership category
included financial results, innovation, product quality, safety and
strategic vision.

Winners were announced during a black-tie dinner held in London this

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 125 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 30
countries across the world. For more information, visit,
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