Jerry E. Reed Named Vice President of Business Development for Century Aluminum

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) today announced that Jerry Reed has been named vice president of business development. In this position, he will be focused on expanding the company's business interests in primary aluminum production, alumina refining and bauxite mining.

Reed comes to Century from Alcoa, where he served as strategic marketing director for Alcoa Primary Products since 2004. Between 2001 and 2004 he performed in a number of senior management positions for Alcoa, including commercial manager for Alcoa Australia and market manager for Alcoa World Alumina. Prior to joining Alcoa, Mr. Reed held managerial positions at McKesson General Medical, Liberty Fabrics Inc., and Courtaulds Textiles, Plc.

Mr. Reed holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and Accounting from Emory & Henry College and a Masters of Business Administration Degree from the University of Pennsylvania Wharton School.

"We are pleased to bring Jerry on board," said president and chief executive officer Logan Kruger. "Jerry's strong commercial and international experience adds an important dimension to our business development efforts."

Century Aluminum Company owns primary aluminum capacity in the United States and Iceland, as well as an ownership interest in alumina and bauxite assets in the United States and Jamaica. Century's corporate offices are located in Monterey, California.

Cautionary Statement

This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" within the meaning of U.S. federal securities laws. The company has based its forward-looking statements on current expectations and projections about the future; however, these statements are subject to risks, uncertainties and assumptions, any of which could cause the company's actual results to differ materially from those expressed in its forward-looking statements. More information about these risks, uncertainties and assumptions can be found in the risk factors and forward-looking statements cautionary language contained in the company's Annual Report on Form 10-K and in other filings made with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The company does not undertake, and specifically disclaims, any obligation to revise any forward-looking statements to reflect the occurrence of anticipated or unanticipated events or circumstances after the date such forward-looking statements are made.


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Shelly Lair (investors)
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