Alcoa Promotes Monica Orbe to Director, Corporate Affairs

  Alcoa Promotes Monica Orbe to Director, Corporate Affairs

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 4, 2013

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that Monica Orbe has been promoted to
Director, Corporate Affairs effective January 1, 2013. Orbe is responsible for
external communications and media relations; crisis communications; brand,
advertising, social and digital media; and communications matters that impact
Alcoa's corporate reputation. She succeeds Libby Archell, who is leaving Alcoa
to take a position at another company.

Orbe most recently was Director, Communications for Alcoa's Engineered
Products and Solutions (EPS) business, which includes the following groups:
Alcoa Power and Propulsion, Alcoa Fastening Systems, Alcoa Forgings and
Extrusions, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products, and Building and
Construction Systems. The EPS business had 2011 revenues of $5.4 billion and
employs approximately 22,000 people in 17 countries.

"Since joining Alcoa last May Monica has demonstrated strategic communications
leadership and has rapidly gained deep knowledge of Alcoa’s businesses," said
Nick Ashooh, Alcoa Vice President, Corporate Affairs. "In her new role she
will be able to make even broader contributions to Alcoa’s success."

Before coming to Alcoa, Orbe was a Vice President, Global Communications at
Lazard, a financial advisory and asset management firm. Earlier, she served as
a Director of Communications for Bear Stearns in New York. Orbe also has
worked at cable network CNBC and, where she co-created and produced
"Power Lunch." She started her career with ABC News in New York, following
graduation from New York University, where she studied Journalism and Spanish

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. For more
information, visit and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at


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