Alcan and Kitimat working together



    TALKS AIM TO CREATE POSITIVE ENVIRONMENT TO MEET CRITICAL CONDITIONS FOR
    KITIMAT SMELTER MODERNIZATION PROJECT REALIZATION

    KITIMAT, BC, April 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan Inc. and the District of
Kitimat announced today that they met and had productive discussions about
Kitimat's future through the modernization of Alcan's aluminum smelter in
Kitimat. Both parties agreed to work together constructively to accelerate the
realization of this project as announced on August 14, 2006.
    "Alcan remains committed to seeing the modernization project through to
completion. We are very pleased with the discussions that we had with many
stakeholders in BC and particularly in the Northwest region. I am more
confident than ever that we will be able to meet the critical conditions to
launch this project soon. We are also encouraged with the constructive
exchange we had with the Mayor and Council of Kitimat today" said Michel
Jacques, President and CEO, Alcan Primary Metal Group.
    "I am very encouraged that we are meeting. The District prefers dialogue
and is hopeful these discussions might produce greater economic security for
our town and region. We are attending these meetings in good faith and good
will without prejudice to any other options. We will always do what is best
for Kitimat and this includes our friends at Alcan," said Richard Wozney,
Mayor of Kitimat.

    Alcan Inc. (NYSE, TSX: AL) is a leading global materials company,
delivering high quality products and services worldwide. With world-class
technology and operations in bauxite mining, alumina processing, primary metal
smelting, power generation, aluminum fabrication, engineered solutions as well
as flexible and specialty packaging today's Alcan is well positioned to meet
and exceed its customers' needs. Alcan is represented by 68,000 employees,
including its joint-ventures, in 61 countries and regions, and posted revenues
of US$23.6 billion in 2006. The Company has featured on the Dow Jones
Sustainability World Index consecutively since 2003. For more information,
please visit: www.alcan.com.

    %B NM %C 1,3 %D Alcan and Kitimat Working Together




For further information:

For further information: Local Alcan media contact: Colleen Nyce, (250)
639-8760, colleen.nyce@alcan.com; Corporate Alcan media contact: Anik Michaud,
(514) 848-8151, media.relations@alcan.com; DOK media contact: Mayor Richard
Wozney, (250) 632-8920, mayor@city.kitimat.bc.ca

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