Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation (NYSE: NOR) announced today it has agreed with the United Steelworkers of America (“USW”) to extend the collective bargaining agreement at its aluminum smelter in New Madrid, Missouri. The agreement was set to expire on August 31, 2012. The extension, which expires on September 7, 2012, is needed to allow local USW leadership to bring Noranda’s proposal for a new agreement to a vote by local union membership. The contract covers approximately 80% of the workforce in New Madrid. About the Company Noranda Aluminum Holding Corporation is a leading North American integrated producer of value-added primary aluminum products, as well as high quality rolled aluminum coils. Noranda is a public company affiliated with its private equity sponsor.