Montreal, Canada (ots/PRNewswire) - Alcan Inc. (NYSE, TSX: AL)
announced today that it is donating US$500, 000 to the American Red
Cross to assist in relief efforts following the devastation caused
to the U.S. Gulf coast by hurricane Katrina last week.
"On behalf of Alcan, our deepest sympathies and prayers go out to
the families and friends of the victims, in particular those who are
part of our family. At present, many Alcan retirees and at least one
employee were directly impacted by the hurricane," said Travis
Engen, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alcan Inc. "Tens of
thousands of people have lost everything: family, friends, homes,
jobs. It is reassuring to see the global community unite and
collectively assist the survivors to rebuild their lives," he added.
Alcan does not currently have any facilities in the affected
region. Until 2003, Alcan operated a cable plant in Bay St. Louis,
Mississippi, a town that was virtually flattened by Katrina, and the
Company is already providing support in this area. The Company's
former Bay St. Louis facility is one of the few buildings to have
not been completely destroyed and is being used in the relief
Alcan is monitoring developments in the region and continuing to
assess additional means of providing assistance.
Alcan is a multinational, market-driven company and a global
leader in aluminum and packaging. With world-class operations in
primary aluminum, fabricated aluminum as well as flexible and
specialty packaging, aerospace applications, bauxite mining and
alumina processing, today's Alcan is well positioned to meet and
exceed its customers' needs for innovative solutions and service.
Alcan employs almost 70,000 people and has operating facilities in
55 countries and regions.
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