Alcoa Announces Partial Curtailment at Warrick Smelter in Indiana

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PITTSBURGH, July 01, 2022--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Alcoa Corporation announced today that it will begin the process to immediately curtail one of three operating smelting lines at its Warrick Operations facility in Indiana due to operational challenges.

Each of the three smelting lines at Warrick have approximately 54,000 metric tons per year (mtpy) of annual capacity. The one potline is expected to be fully curtailed by the end of the day on Friday, July 1, 2022.

Alcoa Warrick Operations has a total nameplate capacity of 269,000 mtpy across five potlines, including the three operating potlines with 161,000 mtpy of capacity.

"Our teams will be focused on ensuring that we bring down this capacity safely while protecting production at the two other operating lines," said John Slaven, Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer.

About Alcoa Corporation

Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products with a vision to reinvent the aluminum industry for a sustainable future. With a values-based approach that encompasses integrity, operating excellence, care for people and courageous leadership, our purpose is to Turn Raw Potential into Real Progress. Since developing the process that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life, our talented Alcoans have developed breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to greater efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate.

Learn more about Alcoa’s sustainability strategy and social, economic, and environmental progress at www.alcoa.com/sustainability.

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Investor Contact:
James Dwyer
412-992-5450
James.Dwyer@alcoa.com

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