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Basic Materials Companies Announce Financial Results, Conference Calls Schedules and New Joint Ventures – Research Report on Freeport-McMoRan, Alcoa, DuPont, Century, and Kaiser

October 25, 2013

NEW YORK, October 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ –

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Today, Analysts’ Corner announced new research reports highlighting Freeport-McMoRan
Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE: FCX), Alcoa Inc. (NYSE: AA), E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company
(NYSE:DD), Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX), and Kaiser Aluminum Corporation
(NASDAQ: KALU). Today’s readers may access these reports free of charge – including full
price targets, industry analysis and analyst ratings – via the links below.

Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. Research Report

On October 22, 2013, Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (Freeport-McMoRan) announced
Q3 2013 operational and financial results. In Q3 2013, the Company reported consolidated
sales of 1.04 billion pounds of copper, 305,000 ounces of gold, 23 million pounds of
molybdenum, and 16.5 million barrels of oil equivalents (MMBOE). The Company posted Q3
2013 revenues of $6.2 billion, up 39.6% YoY, while net income attributable to common stock
during the quarter totaled $821 million, or $0.79 per diluted share, compared with $824
million, or $0.86 per share in Q3 2012. “Our third quarter results reflect strong
operating performance from our global mining business together with an impressive and
significant contribution from our recently acquired oil and gas operations.” said the
Company’s management. The Full Research Report on Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets – is available to
download free of charge at: [

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/234e_FCX]

Alcoa Inc. Research Report

On October 22, 2013, Alcoa Inc. (Alcoa) announced that it has entered into an
agreement with VSMPO-AVISMA Corporation (VSMPO-AVISMA) to form a joint venture in order to
meet the growing demand for high-end titanium and aluminum products for aircraft
manufacturers worldwide. The Companies informed that the joint venture will combine
Alcoa’s expertise in manufacturing value-add products with VSMPO-AVISMA’s global
leadership in titanium production to manufacture high-end aerospace goods at Alcoa’s plant
in Samara. Alcoa expects the joint venture to begin operations in 2016. “The agreement
marks an important step in leveraging Alcoa’s and VSMPO-AVISMA’s strengths in innovation
and manufacturing to capture opportunities in the high-growth aerospace market,” said
Alcoa’s Chairman and CEO, Klaus Kleinfeld. “This alliance will enhance Alcoa’s
competitiveness and position our global aerospace business for continued profitable
growth.” The Full Research Report on Alcoa Inc. – including full detailed breakdown,
analyst ratings and price targets – is available to download free of charge at:
[http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/f38f_AA]

E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company Research Report

On October 22, 2013, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company (DuPont) reported its Q3 2013
financial results. The Company posted Q3 2013 net sales of $7.7 billion, up 4.7% YoY,
while net income attributable to DuPont during the quarter totaled $285 million, compared
to $5 million in Q3 2012. The Company reported Q3 2013 operating earnings of $0.45 per
share, compared to $0.43 per share in Q3 2012. According to the Company, the Q3 2013
results principally reflect overall top-line growth and earnings improvements for
Performance Materials, Electronics & Communications and Safety & Protection segment, as
well as a lower effective tax rate, offset by expected lower earnings from the Performance
Chemicals division. The Full Research Report on E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets – is available to
download free of charge at: [

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/13be_DD]

Century Aluminum Company Research Report

On October 14, 2013, Century Aluminum Company (Century) announced that it will release
its Q3 2013 earnings results on Monday, November 4, 2013, after the close of market
trading. The Company stated that it will also host a conference call on the same day at
5:00 p.m. ET to discuss the results. According to the Company, the earnings call will be
webcast live on Century’s website, wherein a replay of the same will also be archived
approximately two hours after the completion of the live call. The Full Research Report on
Century Aluminum Company – including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price
targets – is available to download free of charge at: [

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/389d_CENX]

Kaiser Aluminum Corporation Research Report

On October 17, 2013, Kaiser Aluminum Corporation (Kaiser) reported its Q3 2013
financial results. The Company’s Q3 2013 value added revenue (net sales less hedged cost
of alloyed metal) totaled $182 million, down 1.1% YoY. Q3 2013 net income was $25 million,
or $1.34 per diluted share, compared with $29 million, or $1.51 per diluted share in Q3
2012. Commenting on the results, Jack A. Hockema, President, CEO, and Chairman of Kaiser
said, “Our third quarter results were affected by throughput and manufacturing
inefficiencies at our Trentwood and Newark facilities that negatively impacted our sales
and costs. In addition, the aerospace inventory overhang for products other than plate
continued to dampen demand.” The Full Research Report on Kaiser Aluminum Corporation -
including full detailed breakdown, analyst ratings and price targets – is available to
download free of charge at: [

http://www.analystscorner.com/r/full_research_report/91be_KALU]

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