Alcoa Appoints New Communications Head

July 30, 2013

Libby Archell Rejoins Alcoa as VP of Corporate Affairs

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announces that effective September 1 Libby Archell is
appointed Vice President of Corporate Affairs. Reporting to Klaus
Kleinfeld, Alcoa Chairman and CEO, Ms. Archell will be a member of
Alcoa’s Executive Council and have responsibility for communications
activities that impact Alcoa’s reputation, relationships with the media
and employee engagement.

“With her successful track record in challenging assignments in
Australia and the U.S., Libby has the ideal background and skills to
take on this vital communications role at an important moment in Alcoa’s
125th history,” said Mr. Kleinfeld. “Communications will play
a major role in driving the growth of Alcoa’s value add businesses and
supporting our actions to improve the competitiveness of our upstream
business. Libby has the creativity, media savvy and proactive mindset to
lead our global communications team in seizing those opportunities.”

Ms. Archell succeeds Nick Ashooh, who is resigning from Alcoa to pursue
another opportunity. In thanking Mr. Ashooh for his service, Mr.
Kleinfeld said, “We appreciate Nick’s contributions to Alcoa, and wish
him well in his future endeavors.”

Ms. Archell is currently director of corporate communications at
Hewlett-Packard. Prior to her departure from Alcoa in December 2012,
Libby was director of corporate affairs, managing Alcoa’s global media
relations and financial and crisis communications. She joined Alcoa in
2005 as a communications advisor in Perth, Western Australia and
later served as head of communications and employee engagement
at the Alcoa Foundation in New York.

Before joining Alcoa, Ms. Archell consulted on media relations and
crisis communication to major resource companies. She started her career
in government relations in the NGO sector and also was a speechwriter
for Australian state government officials. In 2012, she was named to the
prestigious Australian-American Young Leadership Dialogue. She holds a
Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Australia.

Ms. Archell will be based at Alcoa’s headquarters in New York City.

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
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