Alcoa Vice President Michelle O'Neill Receives U.S. Presidential Award

  Alcoa Vice President Michelle O'Neill Receives U.S. Presidential Award

Business Wire

WASHINGTON -- April 29, 2013

Michelle O'Neill, Vice President Government Affairs and Trade Policy for Alcoa
(NYSE:AA), was honored recently with a 2012 Presidential Distinguished Rank
Award, the nation's highest civil service award, for outstanding achievement
in public service. The award recognizes Ms. O'Neill's extraordinary success as
the Deputy Undersecretary for International Trade – the position she held
before joining Alcoa – in which she led more than 2,300 Commerce Department
employees worldwide.

Michelle O'Neill, Vice President Government Affairs and Trade Policy for
Alcoa, was the recipient of ...

Michelle O'Neill, Vice President Government Affairs and Trade Policy for
Alcoa, was the recipient of a 2012 Presidential Distinguished Rank Award, the
nation's highest civil service award. O'Neill was recognized for extraordinary
success as Deputy Undersecretary for International Trade, a position she held
before joining Alcoa in August 2012. (Photo: Business Wire)

The annual awards are presented by the President to senior federal managers.
Of the 6,800 senior executive service employees in the U.S. Federal
Government, no more than 1 percent are recommended to the President by a panel
of private citizens to receive the award each year.

Ms. O'Neill joined Alcoa in August 2012 and serves as the company's top
government liaison executive in Washington, D.C. She leads Alcoa's federal and
state government affairs activities and is responsible for international trade
policy supporting Alcoa's global businesses. Throughout her career with the
government, Ms. O'Neill had been active on critical trade and commercial
issues affecting the U.S. economy, ranging from addressing market access
barriers for U.S. firms in China, Russia and Europe to helping companies
across the U.S. expand their export markets.

The 54 Distinguished Rank awardees were honored at a banquet hosted by the
Senior Executive Association, the professional association for career federal
employees, last week in Washington, D.C. These federal executives together
saved the government approximately $94 billion. The Distinguished Rank awards
have been given annually by the President of the United States since the
establishment of the Senior Executive Service in 1978.

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, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at
www.twitter.com/Alcoa and follow Alcoa on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.

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