Novelis Appoints Tadeu Nardocci to Lead Global Innovation, Technology and Strategy

    Alexandre Almeida Assumes Role of President - Novelis South America

    ATLANTA, Aug. 26 /CNW/ -- Novelis Inc. today announced that Antonio Tadeu
Coelho Nardocci has been appointed to the newly created position of Senior
Vice President -- Innovation, Technology and Strategy.  Mr. Nardocci was
previously Senior Vice President and President of Novelis South America, the
company's operating segment in Brazil.
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    Novelis also announced that Alexandre Moreira Martins de Almeida, Chief
Financial Officer for Novelis South America, will succeed Mr. Nardocci as
Senior Vice President and President South America.
    In his new role, Mr. Nardocci will lead change initiatives and
operational excellence across the global network of Novelis' aluminum
operations.  He will be particularly focused on achieving corporate goals in
the areas of innovation, customer focus and productivity.
    "With his fine record as a regional leader, deep technical knowledge and
excellent customer relations skills, Tadeu is an ideal leader to drive value
from these critical initiatives," said Martha Finn Brooks, President and Chief
Operating Officer.
    Prior to the creation of Novelis, Mr. Nardocci 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 Products.  With the spin-off of Novelis
in 2005, Mr. Nardocci was named President -- Novelis South America.
    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.  He is also a
member of the executive board of the Brazilian Aluminum Association - ABAL.
    Mr. Almeida has been the Chief Financial Officer of Novelis South America
since January 2005, responsible for finance, strategy, information technology
and legal functions.  Formerly, he was Managing Director of Alcan Composites
Brasil Ltda. from 2003 to 2005, and was previously Chief Operating Officer and
Chief Financial Officer for Lider Taxi Aereo S.A.
    Mr. Almeida holds a degree in Metallurgical Engineering and a Masters
Degree in Computer Science from Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, and also
a postgraduate degree in Finance Administration from Joao Pinheiro Foundation.
    About Novelis
    Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and
aluminum can recycling. The company operates in 11 countries, employs
approximately 12,700 people 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 North America, South America, Europe and Asia.  The company
is a subsidiary of Hindalco Industries Limited, Asia's largest integrated
producer of aluminum and a leading copper producer.  Hindalco is the flagship
company of the Aditya Birla Group, a multinational conglomerate based in
Mumbai, India.  For more information on Novelis, visit

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