Alcoa (NYSE:AA) has been named the most admired metals company in the world for the third consecutive year in Fortune magazine’s prestigious annual ranking on corporate reputation. Alcoa has been on the Most Admired list since Fortune began the annual ranking 31 years ago. Alcoa also received top ranking in eight of the nine key attributes: innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long term investment, and quality of products and services. "It is an honor for Alcoa to be named the most admired metals company for the third consecutive year," said Alcoa Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Klaus Kleinfeld. "This recognition is a tribute to Alcoa’s 60,000 employees around the world who are committed to serving our customers and communities every day, and to the growing importance of innovative, lightweight metals to modern society." 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 17 issue, available on newsstands next week. About Alcoa A global leader in lightweight metals engineering and manufacturing, Alcoa innovates multi-material solutions that advance our world. Our technologies enhance transportation, from automotive and commercial transport to air and space travel, and improve industrial and consumer electronics products. We enable smart buildings, sustainable food and beverage packaging, high-performance defense vehicles across air, land and sea, deeper oil and gas drilling and more efficient power generation. We pioneered the aluminum industry over 125 years ago, and today, our 60,000 people in 30 countries deliver value-add products made of titanium, nickel and aluminum, and produce best-in-class bauxite, alumina and primary aluminum products. For more information, visit www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter at www.twitter.com/Alcoa and follow us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa.