SOURCE: Century Aluminum Company

Century Aluminum Company

December 15, 2010 16:00 ET

Century Aluminum of Kentucky and Steelworkers Reach Tentative Labor Agreement

MONTEREY, CA--(Marketwire - December 15, 2010) - Century Aluminum of Kentucky, a wholly owned subsidiary of Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX), announced today that it has reached a tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers on a five-year collective bargaining agreement. The agreement, which covers approximately 500 hourly workers at the Hawesville smelter, remains subject to ratification. The results of the Union ratification vote are expected on December 22.

Century Aluminum Company, the parent of Century Aluminum of Kentucky, 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, including whether or not the tentative agreement with the United Steelworkers will be finalized or ratified. 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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