Alcoa Once Again Named Most Admired Metals Company in the World

  Alcoa Once Again Named Most Admired Metals Company in the World

  Alcoa on Fortune’s “Most Admired” List since annual ranking began 30 years
                                 ago, in 1983

Business Wire

NEW YORK -- February 28, 2013

Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has been named the most admired metals company in the world
for the second year in a row in Fortune magazine’s annual ranking on corporate
reputation. Alcoa has been a member of the "Most Admired" list since Fortune
began the annual ranking 30 years ago.

Alcoa also received top ranking in seven of the nine key attributes:
innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility,
quality of management, financial soundness, and long-term investment.

"It is extremely gratifying to be ranked the most admired metals company
again,” said Alcoa Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld. "Today, as Alcoa observes
its 125^th anniversary, the key to our success remains the dedication of our
employees to Alcoa’s values and to the relentless pursuit of excellence."

Fortune's Most Admired list is based on surveys of executives, directors and
analysts who rate companies in their own industry.

The complete list of the World’s Most Admired Companies, and related stories,
will appear in Fortune’s March 18 issue, available on newsstands next week.

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

Contact:

Alcoa
Investor Contact
Kelly Pasterick, 212-836-2674
or
Media Contact
Monica Orbe, 212-836-2632
 
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