Novelis Contributes $250,000 To Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts

ATLANTA, Sept. 2 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Novelis Inc. (NYSE: NVL; TSX) announced today that it has contributed $250,000 to the American Red Cross to support emergency relief efforts in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

"Novelis employees around the world are deeply saddened by the destruction and human suffering caused by Hurricane Katrina," said Novelis President and CEO, Brian Sturgell. "We extend our sympathy and prayers to the families and friends of the victims."

Novelis has also spearheaded an effort to respond collectively via The Aluminum Association to provide canned water for the relief efforts. More than 250,000 cans of water are already being shipped as part of this effort. Novelis has committed to donate aluminum sheet for the production of a further two million cans of water for the next wave of relief efforts.

In addition, Novelis has contacted several of its major U.S. industrial customers to offer emergency supply of aluminum for any sort of donated material they may offer for the construction of temporary housing or future rebuilding efforts.

Novelis is also encouraging its employees to make personal contributions through the American Red Cross.

Novelis, which was spun off by Alcan effective January 6, 2005, is the global leader in aluminum rolled products and aluminum can recycling, with 36 operating facilities in 11 countries and more than 13,000 dedicated employees. Novelis has the unique ability to provide its customers with a regional supply of high-end rolled aluminum throughout Asia, Europe, North America, and South America. Through its advanced production capabilities, Novelis supplies aluminum sheet and foil to automotive, transportation, beverage and food packaging, construction, industrial and printing markets. Please visit for more information on Novelis.

SOURCE Novelis Inc.
CONTACT: Charles Belbin of Novelis, +1-404-814-4260