Alcoa Promotes Vas Nair to Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability

October 6, 2015

Lightweight and high performance metals leader Alcoa (NYSE: AA) today
announced that Vas Nair, Chief Talent and Diversity Officer, is
appointed Executive Vice President, Human Resources and Environment,
Health, Safety and Sustainability, effective immediately. Nair succeeds
Roy Harvey who earlier
today was named President of Global Primary Products
. Nair will
report to Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, and
also become a member of the Alcoa Executive Council, the senior
leadership team that sets corporate strategic direction. Alcoa has
60,000 employees in 30 countries.

In her new capacity, Nair will assume global responsibility for human
resources, industrial relations, Environment, Health & Safety (EHS) and
Sustainability. She will also oversee the Alcoa Foundation, one of the
largest corporate foundations in the U.S. with the mission of
strengthening education and sustainability in Alcoa communities

“Vas has the right skills, strong background, and personal passion to
lead Alcoa’s critical HR and EHS functions as we transition into two
strong companies,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Chairman and Chief Executive
Officer. “Since joining Alcoa in February, Vas has led Alcoa’s global
talent initiatives, partnering with business leaders to strengthen our
high performance culture. Vas will ensure talent remains a key
differentiator and strategic advantage for both new companies as they
prepare to launch.”

Nair joined Alcoa in February 2015 as Chief Talent Officer and later
assumed global responsibility for diversity and inclusion. She has deep
global talent management experience developed across a range of
industries and manufacturing companies, including pharmaceutical,
finance services and consumer products. Most recently, she was VP of
Global Learning and Talent Development at Estee Lauder and VP and Chief
Learning Officer at Schering-Plough. She has held HR leadership
positions in Australia, Asia and the U.S. and began her career in an
industrial operations role.

Nair holds an MBA in Strategic Human Resources from the University of
New England, Australia and a Bachelor of Commerce, Accounting and
Management Studies, from Wollongong University, Australia.

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 more than 60,000 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. For more
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