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Alcoa Among Top Ten Great Places to Work in Mexico

<p> <i>Alcoa ranked 7</i><sup><i>th</i></sup><i> Nationwide in the Multinationals Category; #1 in the Country's Northeast Region; Recognized as Top-of-Class for Impartiality</i> </p>

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Alcoa Among Top Ten Great Places to Work in Mexico15:21 EDT Thursday, May 10, 2012 NEW YORK (Business Wire) -- Alcoa (NYSE:AA) operations in Monterrey, Mexico has been recognized by the Great Place to Work® Institute as one of the Top Ten Places to Work in Mexico in the Multinationals category. The facility — part of Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products — placed #1 in the Northeast Region. In 2011, Alcoa Monterrey was #12 on the national list; this time it climbed to the 7th spot among the 900 companies that applied. For the first time, The Great Place to Work® Institute also recognized organizations that are top-of-class according to dimensions that constitute the Institute's model. Alcoa Monterrey received the award for Impartiality – justice, fair rules and absence of discrimination. “Having a positive and engaging work environment for our people is a priority for us,” said Rolando Alanis, Monterrey Plant Manager. “People are the key to achieve great things, and we have had the opportunity to confirm this on several occasions. Respect, Open Communication, Clear Objectives and a Trustworthy environment are the foundation for our operation model.” “We take great pride in joining this prestigious group of companies that share a culture of trust, innovation and teamwork,” said Tim Myers, President, Alcoa Wheel and Transportation Products. “We value our employees' contributions and strive to provide the tools and development they need for both personal and professional success.” Selection as a Great Place to Work involves a rigorous process of analysis and assessment of the views of employees and corporate culture. According to the criteria established by the Great Place to Work® Institute Mexico, the main objectives of the rankings are to facilitate knowledge management and sharing experiences among all those organizations who know how to get the best results from business to improve the quality of their workplaces. About AlcoaAlcoa is the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and 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 ten 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 he world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com. AlcoaInvestor ContactKelly Pasterick, 212-836-2674orMedia ContactLibby Archell, 212-836-2719