Alcoa Named Platts Metals Company of the Year

May 22, 2015

Company Also Wins Aluminum Industry Leadership Award

Global lightweight, high-performance metals leader Alcoa (NYSE:AA) was
presented with two top awards at the Platts 2015 Global Metals Awards
ceremony held last night in London.

Platts named Alcoa Metals Company of the Year, the publication’s
highest award, for all-around excellence in executing a metals strategy.
The Company also received the Aluminum Industry Leadership Award
for taking decisive action resulting in substantial transformation in
the industry and for demonstrating leadership, innovation and financial
success. Alcoa has been undergoing a significant transformation,
building its value-add portfolio of multi-material, innovation-rich
businesses, and creating a globally competitive commodity business.

“By transforming Alcoa, we’re increasing profitable growth in our
value-add portfolio, and better controlling our own destiny in the
commodity business,” said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. “This
transformation strategy, combined with the talent and energy of our
59,000 Alcoans, is helping to build an even stronger future for our
Company and delivering value to our shareholders.”

In its value-add business, Alcoa has been growing organically both
through innovation and investments, and inorganically. As examples, over
the past year, the Company:

  • Introduced breakthrough Micromill
    technology, which enables production of an automotive alloy that is 40
    percent more formable and 30 percent stronger than incumbent aluminum;
  • Unveiled new foundry
    that offer at least 20 percent better fatigue resistance,
    strong corrosion resistance, superior strength and new lightweight
    solutions for many applications across the automotive industry;
  • Innovated the first ever aluminum-lithium forging for a front
    fan blade
    of a jet engine, providing a lighter, more cost
    effective solution to traditionally used titanium or carbon fiber;
  • Opened the world’s largest aluminum-lithium facility in Lafayette,
    , and launched expansions to increase jet engine parts
    production in La
    Porte, Indiana
    and Hampton,
  • Acquired Firth
    and TITAL,
    broadening Alcoa’s aerospace portfolio, doubling the Company’s content
    on jet engines; and
  • Announced it would purchase RTI
    Metals, Inc. (NYSE:RTI), a global supplier of
    titanium and specialty metal products and services for the commercial
    aerospace market, as well as defense, energy and medical devices.

In the upstream business, Alcoa continues to take swift action to remove
high-cost global capacity from its system to reduce costs. As a result,
the Company’s position on the alumina cost curve improved to the 25th
percentile in 2014 from the 30th percentile in 2010. On
the aluminum cost curve, Alcoa is on the 43rd percentile down
from 51st percentile in 2010. Alcoa aims to lower its
position on the aluminum cost curve to the 38th percentile,
and the alumina cost curve to the 21st percentile, by 2016.

About the Platts Global Metals Awards
The Platts Global
Metals Awards is a competitive awards program honoring excellence and
accomplishments in the global metals industry. Award winners are chosen
from a list of finalists in several categories, and are recognized as
those in the metals industry who introduce new paradigms and embody
excellence in leadership, innovation, safety, integrity and overall
performance. Visit
for more information or to view photos from the event.

About Alcoa
A global leader in lightweight metals
technology, engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates
multi-material solutions that advance our world. Our technologies
enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air
and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics
products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage
packaging, high-performance defense vehicles across air, land and sea,
deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power generation. We
pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and today, our
approximately 59,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add products
made of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce best-in-class
bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum products.

Forward-Looking Statements
This release contains statements
that relate to future events and expectations and as such constitute
forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities
Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include those
containing such words as “aims,” “estimates,” “expects,” “goal,”
“plans,” “should,” “will,” “would,” or other words of similar meaning.
All statements that reflect Alcoa’s expectations, assumptions or
projections about the future other than statements of historical fact
are forward-looking statements, including, without limitation,
statements about Alcoa’s strategies, outlook, business and financial
prospects, and targeted financial results or operating performance; and
statements regarding the acceleration of Alcoa’s portfolio
transformation, including the expected benefits of acquisitions,
including the completed acquisition of the Firth Rixson business and
TITAL, and the pending acquisition of RTI International Metals, Inc.
(RTI). Forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks,
uncertainties, and other factors and are not guarantees of future
performance. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ
materially from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking
statements include: (a) material adverse changes in aluminum industry
conditions; (b) deterioration in global economic and financial market
conditions generally; (c) unfavorable changes in the markets served by
Alcoa, including aerospace, automotive, commercial transportation,
building and construction, packaging, and industrial gas turbine; (d)
Alcoa’s inability to achieve the level of revenue growth, cash
generation, cost savings, improvement in profitability and margins,
fiscal discipline, or strengthening of competitiveness and operations
(including moving its alumina refining and aluminum smelting businesses
down on the industry cost curves and increasing revenues and improving
margins in its Global Rolled Products and Engineered Products and
Solutions segments) anticipated from its restructuring programs and
productivity improvement, cash sustainability, technology, and other
initiatives; (e) Alcoa’s inability to realize expected benefits, in each
case as planned and by targeted completion dates, from acquisitions,
sales of assets, closures or curtailments of facilities, newly
constructed or expanded facilities, or international joint ventures;
(f) failure to complete the RTI acquisition; (g) the risk that
acquisitions (including Firth Rixson, TITAL and RTI) will not be
integrated successfully or such integration may be more difficult,
time-consuming or costly than expected; (h) failure to successfully
implement, to achieve commercialization of, or to realize expected
benefits from, new or innovative technologies, equipment, processes, or
products, including the MicromillTM technology, advanced
aluminum alloys and aluminum-lithium forgings; and (i) the other risk
factors summarized in Alcoa’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31,
2014, and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange
Commission. Alcoa disclaims any obligation to update publicly any
forward-looking statements, whether in response to new information,
future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.

Additional Information and Where to Find It
This release
does not constitute an offer to sell or the solicitation of an offer to
buy any securities or a solicitation of any vote or approval nor shall
there be any sale of securities in any jurisdiction in which such offer,
solicitation or sale would be unlawful prior to registration or
qualification under the securities laws of any such jurisdiction. The
proposed business combination transaction between Alcoa and RTI will be
submitted to the shareholders of RTI for their consideration. Alcoa has
filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a Registration
Statement on Form S-4 (Registration No. 333-203275) containing a
preliminary proxy statement of RTI that also constitutes a prospectus of
Alcoa. These materials are not yet final and will be amended. RTI will
provide the proxy statement/prospectus to its shareholders after the
registration statement has become effective. Alcoa and RTI also plan to
file other documents with the SEC regarding the proposed transaction.
This document is not a substitute for any prospectus, proxy statement or
any other document which Alcoa or RTI may file with the SEC in
connection with the proposed transaction. INVESTORS AND SECURITY HOLDERS
copies of all documents filed with the SEC regarding this transaction,
free of charge, at the SEC’s website (
You may also obtain these documents, free of charge, from Alcoa’s
website (
You may also obtain these documents, free of charge, from RTI’s website (

Participants in the Solicitation
Alcoa, RTI, and certain of
their respective directors, executive officers and other members of
management and employees may be deemed to be participants in the
solicitation of proxies from RTI shareholders in connection with the
proposed transaction. Information regarding the persons who may, under
the rules of the SEC, be deemed participants in the solicitation of RTI
shareholders in connection with the proposed transaction is set forth in
the proxy statement/prospectus. You can find information about Alcoa’s
executive officers and directors in its definitive proxy statement filed
with the SEC on March 19, 2015, its Annual Report on Form 10-K filed
with the SEC on February 19, 2015 and in the above-referenced
Registration Statement on Form S-4. You can find information about RTI’s
executive officers and directors in the proxy statement/prospectus and
in RTI’s Annual Report on Form 10-K filed with the SEC on February 26,
2015. You can obtain free copies of these documents from Alcoa and RTI
as described in the preceding paragraph.

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