Novelis North America Announces Price Increase on Aluminum Sheet Products

    CLEVELAND, Feb. 11 /CNW/ -- Novelis today announced price increases on
aluminum sheet products sold in North America in response to the rising cost
of alloying ingredients.
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    The fabrication charge for rolled products will increase from between 1
cent per pound to 5 cents per pound, depending on the alloy, as shown in the
table below:

    Alloy                          Price increase
    3003, 3004, 5005 and 5050      $.01
    5052, 5454 and 5754            $.03
    5086                           $.04
    5083 and 5182                  $.05
    The price increases are effective for all new orders booked on or after
February 12, 2008, and all shipments on or after April 1, 2008.  The increases
are in effect immediately for depot orders. All orders currently under a fixed
contract are excluded from this increase.
    Novelis Inc. is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and
aluminum can recycling. The company operates in 11 countries, has
approximately 12,900 employees and reported revenue of $9.8 billion in 2006. 
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.  Novelis 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 .

For further information:

For further information: Media, North America, Pat Persico, 
+1-440-423-6522,, or Corporate, Charles Belbin, 
+1-404-814-4260,, both of Novelis Inc. Web Site:

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