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Monday 31 October, 2005

Alcan Inc

Long-Term Agree. with Boeing

Alcan Inc
31 October 2005

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE



         ALCAN AND BOEING ENTER NEW LONG-TERM ALUMINUM SUPPLY AGREEMENT


                 SUPPLY TO COME FROM COMPANY'S RAVENSWOOD MILL


Ravenswood, West Virginia, USA - October 31, 2005 - Alcan Rolled Products -
Ravenswood, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alcan Inc. (NYSE, TSX: AL), announced
today that it has signed a multi-year agreement with The Boeing Company to
supply the aircraft manufacturer with a variety of high-performance aluminum
products.



'We believe this agreement is a clear demonstration of a growing relationship
between our companies, and we are very proud of Ravenswood's successful
continuation of cooperation with The Boeing Company,' said Michel Jacques,
President and Chief Executive Officer, Alcan Engineered Products following the
signing of the agreement. 'This contract is strategically important for
Ravenswood as it represents a significant increase in its business and is a
clear indication of the new initiatives underway to build a bright future for
the plant,' he added.



Under the agreement, Ravenswood would supply lightweight aluminum products
primarily for Boeing's 737 and 777 commercial aircraft programs.



Ravenswood is one of the largest aluminum rolling mills in the world and
produces high quality aluminum plate, coil and sheet products for the aerospace,
aeronautical and transportation industries. The plant's innovative lightweight
products make an important contribution to the further development of high-tech
aerospace solutions, meeting customers' evolving requirements for reduced
manufacturing costs and optimum weight/performance ratios.



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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Media Contact:                                       Investor Contact:

James Guillow                                        Corey Copeland
Tel.: +1-304-273-6506                                Tel.: +1-514-848-8368
james.guillow@alcan.com                             investor.relations@alcan.com



Anik Michaud
Tel.: +1-514-848-8151
media.relations@alcan.com


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