- The world's largest bauxite mining portfolio, with 45.3 million bone dry metric tons (bdmt) of production in 2015, and access to large bauxite mining deposits with mining rights that extend in most cases more than 20 years;
- The world's largest alumina producer, with nine refineries on five continents;
- A newly optimized smelting portfolio well-positioned to benefit from improved future market conditions;
- Casthouses offering differentiated, value-added aluminum products alloyed and cast into specific shapes to meet customer demand;
- Rolling mill operations in Warrick, Indiana, and Ras Al Khair, Saudi Arabia to serve the North American aluminum can sheet market; and
- A portfolio of energy assets of which approximately 55 percent is low-cost hydroelectric power to meet in-house energy requirements at the lowest possible cost, and to sell to external customers.
Cost-Competitive PositionIn the third quarter, Alcoa reported that it had exceeded its three-year 2016 target of moving down the global alumina cost curve. It also achieved its global aluminum cost curve target. The Company now occupies the 17 th percentile on the global alumina cost curve, 4 points better than target, and a 13-point improvement from the 30 th percentile in 2010. Alcoa has also met its goal of moving to the 38 th percentile on the global aluminum cost curve, a 13-point improvement from the 51 st percentile in 2010. Completion of Separation The separation was completed today through a pro rata distribution by Alcoa Inc. of 80.1 percent of the outstanding shares of the newly formed Alcoa Corporation. Arconic will retain 19.9 percent of Alcoa Corporation common stock. The distribution is intended to qualify as a tax-free transaction to Alcoa Inc. shareholders for U.S. federal income tax purposes. Alcoa Inc. shareholders today (i) receive one share of Alcoa Corporation common stock for every three shares of Alcoa Inc. common stock held as of the record date of October 20, 2016, and (ii) retain their shares of Alcoa Inc., which due to the name change of Alcoa Inc. to Arconic Inc., are now Arconic Inc. shares. Please visit our website, www.alcoa.com, for additional information regarding the separation, including links to filings from the SEC. Alcoa Foundation To mark Alcoa Corporation's launch as an independent company, the Alcoa Foundation, as part of its refreshed focus on sustainable development, is announcing a $300,000 one-year commitment to World Wildlife Fund (WWF). The program will address the impacts of climate change around the world, including in countries where Alcoa Corporation has operating locations, such as southwestern Australia, Brazil, Iceland and Norway. Over the coming year, WWF will work with its partners to collect much-needed data on climate change and its effect on people and biodiversity. Findings from this initiative will help WWF develop conservation strategies and educational materials.
About Alcoa Corp.Alcoa (NYSE: AA) is a global industry leader in bauxite, alumina and aluminum products, with a strong portfolio of value-added cast and rolled products and substantial energy assets. Alcoa is built on a foundation of strong values and operating excellence dating back nearly 130 years to the world-changing discovery that made aluminum an affordable and vital part of modern life. Since inventing the aluminum industry, and throughout our history, our talented Alcoans have followed on with breakthrough innovations and best practices that have led to efficiency, safety, sustainability and stronger communities wherever we operate. Visit us online on www.alcoa.com, follow @Alcoa on Twitter and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/Alcoa. Dissemination of Company Information Alcoa Corporation intends to make future announcements regarding company developments and financial performance through its website at www.alcoa.com. Forward-Looking Statements This press release contains statements that relate to future events and expectations and as such constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements include those containing such words as "anticipates," "believes," "could," "estimates," "expects," "forecasts," "intends," "may," "outlook," "plans," "projects," "seeks," "sees," "should," "targets," "will," "would," or other words of similar meaning. All statements that reflect the Company's expectations, assumptions or projections about the future, other than statements of historical fact, are forward-looking statements. Forward-looking statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to risks, uncertainties, and changes in circumstances that are difficult to predict. Although the Company believes that the expectations reflected in any forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, it can give no assurance that these expectations will be attained and it is possible that actual results may differ materially from those indicated by these forward-looking statements due to a variety of risks and uncertainties. The Company disclaims any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements, whether in response to new information, future events or otherwise, except as required by applicable law.