July 2, 2008

Century Aluminum Sets Date for Second Quarter 2008 Earnings Announcement

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) will report second quarter 2008 earnings on Thursday, July 24th after the close of market trading. The news release will be issued through Marketwire.

The company will hold a follow-up conference call on Thursday, July 24th at 5:00 p.m. Eastern time.

The earnings call will be webcast live on the Century Aluminum Company website, located at www.centuryaluminum.com. Plan to begin the registration process at least 10 minutes before the live call is scheduled to begin. A replay of the webcast will be archived and available for replay approximately two hours following the live call.

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

SOURCE: Century Aluminum Company