Alcoa Scores at Top of Corporate Equality Index for Fourth Consecutive Year

  Alcoa Scores at Top of Corporate Equality Index for Fourth Consecutive Year

Only Mining and Metals Company in Top Ranking

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- November 14, 2012

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that it is the only mining and metals company
to achieve a top ranking in the 2013 Corporate Equality Index and Best Places
to Work for LGBT Equality. This is the fourth year in a row Alcoa has received
the top score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation, which
evaluates U.S. workplaces on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT)
equality. The HRC Foundation is the educational arm of the largest U.S. civil
rights organization.

A total of 889 businesses have been rated in the 2013 Corporate Equality
Index, including the entire Fortune 500. This year, 252 companies received a
100 percent score, indicating fully inclusive equal employment opportunity
policies, equal employment benefits, organizational LGBT competency, a
commitment to equality publicly and responsible citizenship.

"Alcoa is proud once again to score 100 percent on the Human Rights Campaign's
Corporate Equality Index, making us among the Best Places to Work for LGBT
Equality," said Mike Barriere, Alcoa Vice President of Human Resources. "Our
people form part of what we call the Alcoa Advantage. Valuing diverse talent
and perspectives is the best way for Alcoa to continue to be the innovation
leader in the metals and mining industry."

The Corporate Equality Index has become the foremost benchmark for businesses
to gauge their level of LGBT workplace inclusion against competitors, rating
companies on 40 policies and practices that affect LGBT workers.

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 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


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