Ceramic Industry

Alcoa Makes Personnel Announcements (11/28/06)

November 28, 2006

Alain Belda, chairman and CEO of Alcoa, recently announced that Charles D. McLane, Jr. will become the company’s chief financial officer effective January 1, 2007, succeeding Joseph C. Muscari, who will retire to become chairman and CEO of Minerals Technologies, Inc. McLane, the company’s controller since 2002, becomes chief financial officer after a wide-ranging career in finance at Alcoa and Reynolds Metals. In addition, Joseph R. (Joe) Lucot has been named vice president - corporate controller and elected an officer of the company, succeeding McLane.

Alcoa’s board of directors has also elected four additional new officers of the company: Kevin J. Anton, president, Alcoa Materials Management; Olivier Jarrault, who leads the Alcoa Fastening Systems business; Raymond B. Mitchell, president of Alcoa Investment Cast and Forged Products; and Wayne G. Osborn, managing director, Alcoa World Alumina Australia.

Additional details are available at www.alcoa.com.