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Century Aluminum Company Names Catherine Z. Manning to Board of Directors

July 1, 2008

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) announced today that Catherine Z. Manning has joined the company’s board of directors.

Ms. Manning retired on June 30, 2008 as a partner with the accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. She most recently served as the financial effectiveness and merger integration leader for the Atlanta Advisory practice. Manning has over 30 years of experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers, including 23 years as an auditor and nine years as an advisor to chief financial officers.

“We are delighted that Cathy will be joining us,” said Century chairman John O’Brien. “She is a financial expert. Her extensive background and broad industry experience will complement our board and benefit the company as we continue to strengthen and grow Century.”

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.

 Contacts: Mike Dildine (media) 831-642-9364  Shelly Lair (investors) 831-642-9357  

SOURCE: Century Aluminum Company




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