Ilene Gordon named to Fortune Magazine's "Global Power 50" list



    ALCAN PACKAGING CEO JOINS FORTUNE'S ANNUAL LIST OF TOP WOMEN EXECUTIVES

    PARIS, France, Oct. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Alcan announced today that
Ilene S. Gordon, President and CEO of Alcan Packaging, has been named to
Fortune Magazine's "Global Power 50," which recognizes the most powerful women
executives in international business.
    "I am pleased to have been named to Fortune's Global Power 50 list,"
Ms. Gordon said. "It is an honour to be named to a list that includes some of
the most exceptional women leaders that are shaping the future of
international business," she added.
    "This recognition also acknowledges Alcan Packaging's industry leadership
in the areas of customer service, innovation and environment, health and
safety. It is a positive reflection on the tremendous quality of our people,"
Ms. Gordon concluded.
    Ms. Gordon, 54, was named President and CEO of Alcan Packaging in
December 2006. She is responsible for all aspects of Alcan Packaging's
worldwide business. With 31,000 employees and 130 manufacturing facilities in
31 countries on six continents, Alcan Packaging is one of the few truly global
packaging companies.
    Previously, Ms. Gordon served as President, Alcan Packaging Food
Americas, based in Chicago. She joined the company in June 1999 as Senior Vice
President of Pechiney Group and President, Pechiney Plastic Packaging. Alcan
acquired Pechiney in December 2003.
    Ms. Gordon graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, where she earned both a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics
and, at the Sloan School of Management, a Master of Science degree in
management.
    She is married with two children.

    Headquartered in Paris, Alcan Packaging is the leading food flexible,
beauty, pharmaceutical and tobacco packaging company in the world. It converts
film, resins, foil, paper and glass to offer multi-material, concept-to-market
packaging solutions. Alcan Packaging had US$6 billion in sales in 2006.

    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 Indexes consecutively since 2002. For more information, please
visit: www.alcan.com.

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For further information:

For further information: Media Contacts: France: Chrystèle Ivins, +33 1
57 00 24 18, chrystele.ivins@alcan.com; North America: Matthew Berglind,
+1-773-399-8087, matthew.berglind@alcan.com; Asia: Helen Jiang,
+65-65-6410-0885, helen.jiang@alcan.com

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