Novelis Appoints Tadeu Nardocci to Lead European Operations

    ATLANTA, June 9 /CNW/ -- Novelis Inc. today announced that Antonio Tadeu
Coelho Nardocci has been appointed President, Novelis Europe, effectively
immediately.  Mr. Nardocci succeeds Arnaud de Weert who has left the company
to pursue other interests.


    Mr. Nardocci had been Senior Vice President - Innovation, Technology and
Strategy for Novelis since 2008.  Previously, he was Senior Vice President and
President of Novelis South America, the company's operating segment in Brazil,
since 2005.

    Mr. Nardocci has a strong track record in the aluminum industry.  Prior
to Novelis, he held a number of manufacturing and senior leadership positions
with Alcan Inc. from 1980 to 2004, including Managing Director of the
company's Southeast Asian business and President of Alcan Brazil Rolled

    In his new role, Mr. Nardocci will lead Novelis' extensive manufacturing
and sales activities in Europe, which includes a network of 13 operating
locations.  Novelis is the leading producer of aluminum sheet and foil in
Europe and is the region's largest recycler of aluminum beverage cans.  The
company also operates three European technology centers involved in product

    "With his international management experience, deep technical knowledge
and excellent customer relations skills, Tadeu is an ideal choice to advance
our business objectives in Europe," said Phil Martens, President and Chief
Operating Officer.

    A native of Sao Paulo, Brazil, Mr. Nardocci holds a metallurgy degree
from the University of Sao Paulo and has completed post-graduate programs in
business administration in Brazil, Europe and the United States.

    About Novelis
    Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and
aluminum can recycling.  The company operates in 11 countries, has
approximately 12,300 employees and reported revenue of $11.2 billion in fiscal
year 2008.  Novelis supplies premium aluminum sheet and foil products to
automotive, transportation, packaging, construction, industrial and printing
markets throughout Asia, Europe, North America and South America.  Novelis is
a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, one of Asia's largest integrated
producers of aluminum and a leading copper producer.  Hindalco is a flagship
company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in
Mumbai, India.  For more information, please visit


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For further information: Corporate: Charles Belbin, +1-404-814-4260, or, in Europe: John Gardner, +41-44-386-2155,, both of Novelis Inc. Web Site:

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