John E. Hoerner Named Vice President - North America Operations of Century Aluminum Company

MONTEREY, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 08/04/11 -- Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) announced today that John E. Hoerner has been named Vice President - North America Operations, effective September 1, 2011.

Mr. Hoerner comes to Century from RUSAL, where he most recently served as Managing Director of Kubikenborg Aluminium in Sundsvall, Sweden (Kubal) as well as General Director of Finished Production for the Western Division of RUSAL. John has over 25 years of experience in the aluminum smelting business, including positions with Kubal, Columbia Falls Aluminum, the Bonneville Power Administration and Kaiser Aluminum Company. He holds a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from Gonzaga University.

"We are very pleased to welcome John to Century Aluminum Company," said President and CEO Logan Kruger. "He has an extensive track record in the aluminum smelting industry, notable for consistently safe, efficient and cost-effective operations."

Century Aluminum Company owns primary aluminum capacity in the United States and Iceland. Century's corporate offices are located in Monterey, California.

Certified Advisors for the First North market of the OMX Nordic Exchange Iceland hf. for Global Depositary Receipts in Iceland:
Atli B. Gudmundsson, Senior Manager -- Corporate Finance, NBI hf.
Steingrimur Helgason, Director -- Corporate Finance, NBI hf.

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