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ALUMAX MILL PRODUCTS ANNOUNCES QS 9000 CERTIFICATION AT TWO U.S. PLANTS.

NORCROSS, Ga.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 20, 1997--Alumax Mill Products, Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alumax Inc. (NYSE: AMX; Toronto: AXI), has announced that its largest rolling mill, in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was QS 9000 certified on February 21, 1997, and that its rolling mill in Texarkana, Texas, the first aluminum rolling mill in the world to achieve QS 9000 certification, received its certificate December 20, 1996.

QS (Quality Standards) 9000 are automotive-specific standards developed in 1994 by the Supplier Quality Requirements Task Force, which consists of representatives from the Big Three automakers -- Chrysler Corp., Ford Motor Co., and General Motors Corp.

James A. Prescott, president of Alumax Mill Products, Inc., said:

"Achieving this highly regarded certification at both of Alumax's sheet rolling mills demonstrates our continuing commitment to quality products and procedures throughout the Mill Products organization. Certification further ensures our position as a world class supplier to both the automotive industry and our many customers worldwide."

The Lancaster plant employs 955 people and in 1996 produced 330 million pounds of aluminum sheet products. The Texarkana plant employs 450 people and in 1996 produced 200 million pounds of aluminum sheet products.

Each of the facilities is ISO 9000 certified, and the Lancaster mill is also Q1 certified. The ISO-9000 series are quality-assurance standards developed by the International Organization for Standardization, promoting quality standards covering process control, purchasing, training, statistical methods, management procedures and many other functions. Ford Motor Co.'s Q1 Quality Award recognizes a Ford supplier's exemplary quality performance.

Alumax is a world leader in aluminum with assets of more than $3.3 billion and 1996 revenues of more than $3.1 billion.

The company produces and markets primary aluminum ingot, billet and slab and is a major fabricator of value-added aluminum products for the transportation, distributor, building and construction, packaging and consumer durables markets.

CONTACT: Alumax

Thomas R. Hagley (Media)

770/246-6642 Fax: 770/246-6691

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R. Daniel Loh (Investors)

770/246-6752 Fax: 770/246-6691
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