SOURCE: Century Aluminum Company

Century Aluminum Company

April 19, 2010 17:00 ET

Century's Nordural Operations Not Impacted by Icelandic Volcanic Activity

MONTEREY, CA--(Marketwire - April 19, 2010) -  Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) confirmed today that ongoing eruptions from the Eyjafjallajokull Volcano are having no impact on Nordural's Icelandic operations. Nordural is a wholly owned subsidiary of Century Aluminum Company.

The Eyjafjallajokull Volcano, which has disrupted air traffic throughout Northern Europe, is located approximately 100 miles to the east of Nordural's Grundartangi smelter operations.

Century Aluminum Company owns primary aluminum capacity in the United States and Iceland. 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.

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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