McGill University principal Heather Munroe-Blum to join Alcan's Board of Directors

    MONTREAL, March 5 /CNW Telbec/ - L. Yves Fortier, Chairman of the Board
of Directors of Alcan Inc., is pleased to announce today that Dr. Heather
Munroe-Blum, principal and vice-chancellor of McGill University in Montreal,
will be a candidate for election as a Director at the Company's Annual Meeting
to be held on April 26, 2007.
    "We are delighted that Heather has agreed to present her candidature to
become an Alcan Director. Her remarkable academic background and leadership
skills would be a valuable addition to the Board of Directors," said Mr.
    Dr. Munroe-Blum has held her current position since 2003. From 1994 to
2002, she was governor and vice-president of research and international
relations at the University of Toronto. She is an Officer of the Order of
Canada and a Specially Elected Fellow of the Academy of Science of the Royal
Society of Canada.
    Dr. Munroe-Blum is a director of the Four Seasons Hotels Inc. and the
Yellow Pages Group. She is an honorary member of the board of NeuroScience
Canada, a director of Sir Mortimer B. Davis Jewish General Hospital, the
Conference Board of Canada, the Association of Universities and Colleges of
Canada and the Association of American Universities. She is also a member of
the Trilateral Commission.

    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,
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For further information: Media Contact: Anik Michaud, (514) 848-8151,; Investor Contact: Corey Copeland, (514) 848-8368,

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