March 15, 2011

BNY Mellon Shareowner Services Appointed as Transfer Agent for Alcoa, Inc.


JERSEY CITY, N.J., March 15, 2011 — BNY Mellon Shareowner Services announced that it has been appointed as Transfer Agent for Alcoa, Inc. (NYSE: AA), the world's leading producer of primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum and alumina.

"We are honored to be named transfer agent for a company with Alcoa's reputation for excellence," said Samir Pandiri, chief executive officer of BNY Mellon Shareowner Services.  "As a client-focused service provider, we're committed to delivering high quality service to Alcoa and its shareholders."

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) 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 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 nine consecutive years and approximately 75 percent of all of the aluminum ever produced since 1888 is still in active use today. Alcoa employs approximately 59,000 people in 31 countries across the world. More information can be found at www.alcoa.com.

BNY Mellon Shareowner Services is among the largest providers of stock transfer services in the U.S.  A world-class provider of corporate equity solutions for more than 2,100 institutional clients representing 35 million shareowner accounts worldwide, BNY Mellon Shareowner Services administers employee stock plans with more than 2.7 million participants.  BNY Mellon Shareowner Services offers a broad suite of products and services ranging from record keeping and corporate actions to demutualizations, dividend reinvestment administration, meeting services and employee plan administration.  More information about Shareowner Services is available at www.bnymellon.com/shareownerservices.

BNY Mellon is a global financial services company focused on helping clients manage and service their financial assets, operating in 36 countries and serving more than 100 markets.  BNY Mellon is a leading provider of financial services for institutions, corporations and high-net-worth individuals, offering superior investment management and investment services through a worldwide client-focused team.  It has $25.0 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $1.17 trillion in assets under management, services $12.0 trillion in outstanding debt and processes global payments averaging $1.6 trillion per day.  BNY Mellon is the corporate brand of The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE: BK).  Additional information is available at www.bnymellon.com.