SOURCE: Century Aluminum Company

July 10, 2006 16:00 ET

Century Aluminum of West Virginia and Steelworkers Union Agree to Further Extension

MONTEREY, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- July 10, 2006 --Century Aluminum of West Virginia, Inc. and the United Steelworkers have jointly agreed to further extend the labor contract at Century of West Virginia's Ravenswood reduction facility. The collective bargaining agreement had previously been extended until midnight, July 10, 2006. This latest extension will enable the Union and Century of West Virginia to respond to an invitation from the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service to meet with the Service later this week. The extension will be on an open-ended, day-to-day basis. The Steelworkers have also agreed to provide Century with at least 72 hours notice of any intention to strike.

Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX), the parent of Century Aluminum of West Virginia, owns primary aluminum capacity in the United States and Iceland, as well as an ownership stake in alumina and bauxite assets in the United States and Jamaica. Century's corporate offices are located in Monterey, California.

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