Alcan names new member to Executive Management Team



    COREY COPELAND TO BECOME SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT, INVESTOR AND CORPORATE
    RELATIONS

    MONTREAL, March 1 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan Inc. announced today that it has
named Corey Copeland, 50, to become Senior Vice President, Investor and
Corporate Relations, Alcan Inc., effective March 31, 2007. Mr. Copeland also
becomes a member of Alcan's Executive Committee. He succeeds Daniel Gagnier,
60, presently Senior Vice President, Corporate and External Affairs, Alcan
Inc., who is retiring from the Company.
    "Alcan is delighted to welcome Corey into this new strategic role,
combining Investor Relations and Corporate Affairs. Through his experience and
extensive understanding of the Company and its operating environment, Corey is
highly qualified to lead this key function," said Dick Evans, President and
Chief Executive Officer, Alcan Inc. "Over the past four years, Corey has
successfully led our efforts to communicate Alcan's significant growth and
transformation to the capital markets. His planned appointment is once again
reflective of the depth of Alcan's management talent and the effectiveness of
our succession planning process," he added.
    In addition to Mr. Copeland's appointment, other elements of
Mr. Gagnier's current responsibilities will be reassigned as follows:

    
    - David McAusland, 53, Executive Vice President, Corporate Development
      and Chief Legal Officer, Alcan Inc., in addition to his current
      responsibilities, will assume the leadership of the Company's
      Government Relations function;

    - Jean-Christophe Deslarzes, 43, Senior Vice President, Human Resources,
      Alcan Inc., in addition to his current responsibilities, will assume
      the leadership of the Company's Business Sustainability, Environment,
      Health and Safety - EHS FIRST and Corporate Security functions.

    Before joining Alcan in 2002 as Vice President, Investor Relations,
Alcan Inc., Mr. Copeland was Vice President, Corporate Affairs of Rio Algom
Limited, an international mining and metals company based in Toronto, Ontario,
for five years.
    Mr. Copeland has over 20 years of experience in communications and public
affairs, drawn from the public and private sectors, mainly in the financial
services and natural resource industries. He began his career in economic
development with the Government of Canada (1983-84), and subsequently held
positions of increasing responsibility at Petro-Canada (1984-85), Bank of
Montreal (1985-87), Bank of Nova Scotia (1988-93) and Export Development
Canada (1994-97).
    Mr. Copeland has been active in various industry associations, including
the Canadian Bankers' Association, the Association of Manufacturers and
Exporters of Canada, the Canadian Mining Association and the International
Council on Metals and the Environment.
    Mr. Copeland was born and raised in Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Arts
from the University of Toronto and a Master in Public Administration from
Harvard University. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at
the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He is married with one
daughter.
    Commenting on Mr. Gagnier's retirement, Mr. Evans said, "Dan has played a
significant role in the Company's recent evolution, including key
contributions to positioning Alcan as a leader in sustainability, stakeholder
relations and EHS FIRST. He brought a truly global perspective and visionary
approach to his role and to the Company. On behalf of the entire Alcan family,
I thank him for his 12 years of service and wish him every success in his
retirement from Alcan."

    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.

                             Biographical Notes

                               Corey Copeland

    
    Corey Copeland will assume the position of Senior Vice President,    
Investor and Corporate Relations, Alcan Inc. effective March 31, 2007.
Mr. Copeland also becomes a member of Alcan's Executive Committee.
    Currently, Mr. Copeland is Vice President, Investor Relations,
Alcan Inc., a position he has held at Alcan since joining the Company in 2002.
    Before joining Alcan, Mr. Copeland was Vice President, Corporate Affairs
of Rio Algom Limited, an international mining and metals company based in
Toronto, Ontario, for five years.
    Mr. Copeland has over 20 years of experience in communications and public
affairs, drawn from the public and private sectors, mainly in the financial
services and natural resource industries. He began his career in economic
development with the Government of Canada (1983-84), and subsequently held
positions of increasing responsibility at Petro-Canada (1984-85), Bank of
Montreal (1985-87), Bank of Nova Scotia (1988-93) and Export Development
Canada (1994-97).
    Mr. Copeland has been active in various industry associations, including
the Canadian Bankers' Association, the Association of Manufacturers and
Exporters of Canada, the Canadian Mining Association and the International
Council on Metals and the Environment.
    Mr. Copeland was born and raised in Toronto. He holds a Bachelor of Arts
from the University of Toronto and a Master in Public Administration from
Harvard University. He has also completed the Advanced Management Program at
the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.
    Mr. Copeland is married with one daughter and enjoys outdoor sports,
literature and the arts.


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For further information:

For further information: Media Contact: Anik Michaud, (514) 848-8151,
media.relations@alcan.com; Investor Contact: Simon Ellinor, (514) 848-8368,
investor.relations@alcan.com

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