David J. Kjos Named Vice President for Century Aluminum's Iceland Operations

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) today announced that David J. Kjos has been named vice president operations - Iceland, with direct responsibility for the company's Nordural facility in Grundartangi, Iceland.

Kjos most recently served as vice president and general manager for Cygnus, Inc., a leading manufacturer of aerospace sheet metal and machined products. In 2003, he was named by the United Development Company to lead the development of a new primary aluminum smelter in the State of Qatar. He later rose to the position of chief executive officer of the United Development Company and remained in this position until 2005. Prior to joining United Development, Mr. Kjos held a number of senior operating positions with Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation from 1983 to 2002 in the chemical, alumina, primary aluminum and international business units.

Mr. Kjos holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Idaho.

"We are happy welcome David to Century and our Nordural facility," said president and chief executive officer Logan Kruger. "David has extensive experience in all of the life-cycle phases of a smelter -- from planning, through construction and operations. We feel he is an excellent fit for our growing businesses in Iceland."

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.

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Mike Dildine (media)

Shelly Lair (investors)

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