Noranda Inc.

Noranda Inc.
Century Aluminum Company

January 14, 2005 15:20 ET

Noranda and Century Aluminum Appoint Parviz Farsangi as President and General Manager of Gramercy Alumina Refinery and St. Ann Bauxite Mine


NEWS RELEASE TRANSMITTED BY CCNMatthews

FOR: NORANDA INC.

TSX, NYSE SYMBOL: NRD

AND CENTURY ALUMINUM COMPANY

NASDAQ SYMBOL: CENX

JANUARY 14, 2005 - 15:20 ET

Noranda and Century Aluminum Appoint Parviz Farsangi
as President and General Manager of Gramercy Alumina
Refinery and St. Ann Bauxite Mine

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 14, 2005) - Noranda Aluminum Inc.
(TSX:NRD)(NYSE:NRD) and Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ:CENX) announced
today the appointment of Parviz Farsangi as President and General
Manager of jointly-owned Gramercy Alumina, LLC and St. Ann Bauxite, Ltd.

Mr. Farsangi will report to the Board of Managers of Gramercy Alumina
and St. Ann Bauxite. He will be responsible for the operation of both
sites.

Previously, Mr. Farsangi was General Manager of Falconbridge Limited's
Sudbury Mines/Mill business unit where he led the management team and
implemented strategies to achieve safe, productive, profitable and
environmentally responsible results.

Noranda and Century completed the acquisition of the Gramercy alumina
plant in Gramercy, Louisiana, and related bauxite assets in Jamaica from
Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corp. in October 2004.

Noranda Inc. is a leading copper and nickel company with investments in
fully-integrated zinc and aluminum assets. The Company's primary focus
is the identification and development of world-class copper and nickel
mining deposits. It employs 15,000 people at its operations and offices
in 19 countries and is listed on The New York Stock Exchange and The
Toronto Stock Exchange (NRD). The company's web site can be found at
www.noranda.com.

Century owns 615,000 metric tons per year (mtpy) of primary aluminum
capacity. The company owns and operates a 244,000-mtpy plant at
Hawesville, KY, a 170,000-mtpy plant at Ravenswood, WV and a 90,000-mtpy
plant at Grundartangi, Iceland. Century also owns a 49.67-percent
interest in a 222,000-mtpy reduction plant at Mt. Holly, SC. Alcoa Inc.
owns the remainder and is the operating partner. In addition, Century
holds a 50 percent share of the 1.25-mtpy Gramercy Alumina Plant in
Gramercy, LA. Century's corporate offices are located in Monterey, CA.

-30-

Contact Information