William F. Oplinger Named Alcoa Chief Financial Officer Effective April 1, 2013, Succeeding Charles D. McLane, Jr., Who Will

  William F. Oplinger Named Alcoa Chief Financial Officer Effective April 1,
  2013, Succeeding Charles D. McLane, Jr., Who Will Retire After 40 Years With

      Robert Wilt To Succeed Oplinger As COO Of Global Primary Products

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- January 8, 2013

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that William F. Oplinger, 45, will become
Chief Financial Officer effective April 1, 2013, succeeding Charles D. McLane,
Jr., 59, who plans to retire after a 40-year career with the company.

William F. (Bill) Oplinger will become Chief Financial Officer for Alcoa,
effective April 2013. He s ...

William F. (Bill) Oplinger will become Chief Financial Officer for Alcoa,
effective April 2013. He succeeds Chuck McLane, who is retiring. (Photo:
Business Wire)

“Chuck McLane has been vital to Alcoa’s success during one of the most
challenging periods in the company’s history,” said Klaus Kleinfeld, Alcoa
Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “It is not easy to replace someone who
has been a giant figure at Alcoa and in the aluminum industry for decades. But
with his deep experience, wide-ranging business knowledge and excellent
judgment, Bill Oplinger is uniquely qualified. He shares Chuck’s commitment to
transparency and the highest standards of financial management, and he has
established himself as a respected business leader among his peers.”

Oplinger has been Chief Operating Officer of Alcoa’s Global Primary Products
business unit since December 2011. He also serves on Alcoa’s Executive
Council, the senior leadership team that sets strategic direction for the
company. Since joining Alcoa in 2000, Oplinger has held key corporate
positions in Financial Analysis and Planning and as Director of Investor
Relations. He also has had major assignments in Alcoa’s largest business,
Global Primary Products, including Controller, Operational Excellence
Director, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer.

Earlier in his career, Oplinger held engineering, customer services and
business planning positions with Westinghouse and Emerson Electric. Oplinger
earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic
Institute and a Master’s Degree in Industrial Administration from Carnegie
Mellon University.

McLane has been Executive Vice President and CFO since September 2007. He
joined Alcoa in 2000 as Director of Investor Relations following Alcoa's
acquisition of Reynolds Metals Company. He held a series of financial
assignments at Reynolds including Assistant Treasurer and Assistant Controller
for the company. He also served as director of finance and administration for
Reynolds' Global Can business unit. He joined Reynolds in 1973.

Robert Wilt, 45, will succeed Oplinger as Chief Operating Officer of Global
Primary Products (GPP) and will also serve on Alcoa’s Executive Council.
Currently President of Alcoa’s U.S. Primary Products business, Wilt joined
Alcoa in 1999 as Superintendent at the company’s U.S. Metals operations in
Alcoa, TN. He became Plant Manager at Alcoa’s Wenatchee, WA, smelting facility
in 2001, then served as Vice President of Energy Development and Vice
President of Operational Excellence for GPP before being named to his present
position in 2009. Prior to joining Alcoa, Wilt served as a United States Army
officer. He was also a Senior Consultant to the Atlanta Olympics Committee.
Wilt earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering Management from the United
States Military Academy at West Point and a Master’s Degree in Business
Administration from Harvard University.

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 31 countries across the world. For more
information, visit www.alcoa.com and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at

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