Alcoa Once Again Named Most Admired Metals Company in the World

Thu Feb 28, 2013 2:05pm EST

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Alcoa on Fortune`s "Most Admired" List since annual ranking began 30 years ago,
in 1983
NEW YORK--(Business Wire)--
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 125th
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 and follow @Alcoa on Twitter at

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