ALCAN Int’l NETWORK Opens First Commercial OFFICE IN Vietnam

ALCAN Int’l NETWORK Opens First Commercial OFFICE IN Vietnam

Alcan Inc. announced that is has opened a new Alcan International Network office in Hanoi, Vietnam. The office, composed of a local sales and marketing team, will offer Alcan and its customers expertise in metals, minerals and downstream products.

“Vietnam has shown rapid growth in recent years and is proving to be a highly attractive market”, said James Neuling, Managing Director of Alcan International Network. “This new office will allow Alcan and its partners access to this exciting market. It will also offer Vietnamese manufacturers a means to extend their geographic reach and tap new markets,” he added.

Vietnam’s annual 9-10 per cent growth rate and growing consumer base of 85 million people will offer Alcan new development opportunities, such as in the building and construction, transportation and infrastructure sectors that are seeing a growing need for a broader range of products and services.

Alcan’s fast growing International Network creates highly profitable business links between manufacturers and their customers worldwide in metals and specialty materials. Alcan International Network operates 35 offices covering 65 countries and regularly expands its global footprint. Alcan International Network’s expert teams deliver a complete range of business services including sales services, business development, local market intelligence, and international supply chain management for Alcan Business and third-party customers. For more information visit:

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, please visit:

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SOURCE: Alcan Inc.

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