Form 8-K




Washington, D.C. 20549










Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): May 10, 2005



(Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)


Pennsylvania   1-3610   25-0317820
(State or Other Jurisdiction
of Incorporation)
File Number)
  (I.R.S. Employer
Identification Number)


201 Isabella Street, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania   15212-5858
(Address of Principal Executive Offices)   (Zip Code)


Office of Investor Relations 212-836-2674

Office of the Secretary 412-553-4707

(Registrant’s telephone number, including area code)


Check the appropriate box below if the Form 8-K filing is intended to simultaneously satisfy the filing obligation of the Registrant under any of the following provisions:


¨ Written communications pursuant to Rule 425 under the Securities Act (17 CFR 230.425)


¨ Soliciting material pursuant to Rule 14a-12 under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14a-12)


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 14d-2(b) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.14d-2(b))


¨ Pre-commencement communications pursuant to Rule 13e-4(c) under the Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13e-4(c))


Item 7.01. Regulation FD Disclosure.


Richard B. Kelson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Alcoa Inc., will give a presentation on Alcoa’s business and outlook at the Merrill Lynch Global Metals, Mining and Steel Conference in Noordwijk aan Zee, Netherlands, beginning at approximately 1:00 p.m. (New York time), on May 10, 2005. The text of Mr. Kelson’s prepared remarks and related slides are attached hereto as Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, respectively, and are hereby incorporated by reference.


The information in this Current Report on Form 8-K, including Exhibits 99.1 and 99.2, shall not be deemed to be “filed” for purposes of Section 18 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, as amended (the “Exchange Act”), or otherwise subject to the liability of that section, and shall not be incorporated by reference into any registration statement or other document filed under the Securities Act of 1933, as amended, or the Exchange Act, except as shall be expressly set forth by specific reference in such filing.


Forward-Looking Statements


Certain statements in the exhibits attached hereto relate to future events and expectations and as such constitute forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements also include those containing such words as “anticipates,” “believes,” “estimates,” “expects,” “hopes,” “targets,” “should,” “will,” “will likely result,” “forecast,” “outlook,” “projects” or similar expressions. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that may cause actual results, performance or achievements of Alcoa to be different from those expressed or implied in the forward-looking statements. Alcoa disclaims any intention or obligation, other than as required by law, to update or revise any forward-looking statements. Important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements include: (a) material adverse changes in economic or aluminum industry conditions generally, including global supply and demand conditions and prices for primary aluminum, alumina and other products; (b) material adverse changes in the markets served by Alcoa, including the transportation, building, construction, distribution, packaging, industrial gas turbine and other markets; (c) Alcoa’s inability to achieve the level of cost savings, productivity improvements or earnings growth anticipated by management, whether due to significant increases in energy, raw materials or employee benefits costs, labor disputes or other factors; (d) changes in laws, governmental regulations or policies, currency exchange rates or competitive factors in the countries in which Alcoa operates; (e) a significant downturn in the business or financial condition of a key customer or customers supplied by Alcoa; (f) significant legal proceedings or investigations adverse to Alcoa, including environmental, product liability, safety and health and other claims; and (g) the other risk factors described in Alcoa’s Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2004, Form 10-Q for the quarter ended March 31, 2005 and other reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Item 9.01. Financial Statements and Exhibits.


(c) Exhibits.


The following are furnished as exhibits to this report:


99.1    Prepared Remarks of Richard B. Kelson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Alcoa Inc.
99.2    Slides Accompanying Prepared Remarks






Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the Registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.




  /s/    LAWRENCE R. PURTELL        
    Lawrence R. Purtell

Executive Vice President and

General Counsel


Dated: May 10, 2005






Exhibit No.



99.1    Prepared Remarks of Richard B. Kelson, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, Alcoa Inc.
99.2    Slides Accompanying Prepared Remarks