G. Richard ('Rick') Wagoner Elected a Director of Aleris International, Inc.
and Aleris Holding Company


<p>BEACHWOOD, Ohio, <span class="xn-chron">Aug. 5</span> /CNW/ -- Aleris International, Inc. announced today that G. Richard ("Rick") Wagoner, 57, has been elected to its Board of Directors and to the Board of Directors of Aleris Holding Company, Aleris's parent.  Aleris Holding Company is majority owned by certain investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P. or their subsidiaries.</p>
<p>Wagoner retired from General Motors Corporation in August, 2009 after a 32-year career.  He served as GM chairman and chief executive officer from May, 2003 through March, 2009 and had been president and chief executive officer since June, 2000.  Other positions he held at GM include:  president and chief operating officer; executive vice president of GM and president of North American Operations; executive vice president, chief financial officer and head of worldwide purchasing; and president and managing director of General Motors do Brasil.</p>
<p>"We are extremely pleased to welcome Rick to the Aleris board," said Steven J. Demetriou, Aleris chairman and chief executive officer.  "He brings a wealth of expertise that will be invaluable to Aleris as we continue to strengthen our company and grow."</p>
<p>Wagoner attended Duke University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in economics and management science.  He has an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.</p>
<p>Wagoner is vice chair of the Board of Trustees of Duke University and a member of the Board of Dean's Advisors of the Harvard Business School, Duke's Fuqua School of Business Advisory Board and the <span class="xn-location">Detroit</span> Country Day School Board.  He is a director of The Washington Post Company and a member of The Business Council and the Mayor of Shanghai's International Business Leaders Advisory Council.</p>

    About Aleris

<p>Aleris International, Inc. is a privately-held, global leader in aluminum rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy production.  Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company operates more than 40 production facilities in the Americas, <span class="xn-location">Europe</span> and Asia.  For more information, visit <a href="http://www.aleris.com">www.aleris.com</a>.</p>

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