Alcoa Celebrates 125th Anniversary

On Tuesday, Oct. 1, Alcoa (NYSE: AA) Chairman and CEO Klaus Kleinfeld, members of the Alcoa board and executives, will visit the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) to commemorate the company's founding 125 years ago. To mark this milestone they will ring the NYSE Closing Bell. Among the individuals joining Mr. Kleinfeld on the podium will be a direct descendent of one of the company's original financial backers, a 4th generation Alcoa employee, plus a company innovator with over 50 years of service who holds a record 38 Alcoa patents. The remaining podium participants will include employees with 5, 10, 15, 25, and 53 years of service.

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 12 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, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at and follow Alcoa on Facebook at