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16. February 2015

UAE - Emirati talent key to the future success of EGA

EGA participates in Tawdheef 2015 as company embarks on new era

United Arab Emirates: Reflecting its commitment to the Emiratization policies of the UAE government, Emirates Global Aluminium ("EGA") will participate in Tawdheef 2015, the leading recruitment exhibition for UAE Nationals that will take place from 2 to 4 February at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre. With a target of recruiting 250 UAE Nationals by the end of 2015 EGA's participation in the event is an important part of its corporate Emiratization strategy. Rewarding career and development opportunities are available in areas ranging from engineering to human resources.. .

Jointly owned by Mubadala Development Company and Investment Corporation of Dubai, EGA's makes its official debut as one company at the show this year. EGA's core operating subsidiaries -Dubai Aluminium (" DUBAL ") and Emirates Aluminium ("EMAL") - appeared jointly at Tawdheef 2014, with EMAL having attended annually since 2009. Last year an outstanding level of interest was experienced, with 1,629 applications received from prospective employees and 19 candidates selected through the event.

Offering a performance-based work culture where individuals are empowered through ownership, accountability and team support, EGA will leverage Tawdheef 2015 in its search for ambitious university graduates with academic majors in engineering, finance, accounting, business administration, supply, marketing and sales, human resources, or environment, health and safety. Positions are also available to school-leavers in EGA's National Training programmes. A Scholarship Programme enables high-performing UAE National students to attend recognised UAE universities and colleges.

"Each year, Tawdheef connects us with talented Emiratis who are looking for long-term career prospects. We are excited to be participating in the careers fair for the first time as EGA and to share our strategy as we head into a new era," said Elham Al-Qasim (Executive Vice President, Human Capital at EGA). "EGA is the world's fifth largest primary aluminium producer and has ambitious local growth and international expansion plans. Direct employment is currently provided to approximately 7,000 people, with an an additional 2,000 jobs to be created by 2020. So this is an ideal time for prospective employees to explore opportunities with EGA."

Focusing on innovation, performance and profitability while providing support for a broader aluminium cluster, EGA is committed to ensuring a lasting contribution to the UAE and global economies. Emiratization is a key component of EGA's efforts to maximise its impact on the social and economic development of the United Arab Emirates and UAE Nationals currently comprise 19 per cent of the company's workforce. Already a significant contributor to the strategic diversification of the local economy, historically EMAL and DUBAL have demonstrated that a highly qualified and skilled Emirati workforce is essential to the future success of the company and the nation.

About EGA
Emirates Global Aluminium ("EGA") is a jointly-held, equal-ownership company formed by Mubadala Development Company of Abu Dhabi and the Investment Corporation of Dubai by combining their respective aluminium industry interests. EGA's core operating assets are Dubai Aluminium (" DUBAL ", also known as EGA Jebel Ali) and Emirates Aluminium (" EMAL ", also known as EGA Al Taweelah), whose combined annual production capacity of 2.4 million tonnes per annum ("tpa") places EGA among the top five primary aluminium producers in the world, by volume. The UAE-based EGA also owns Guinea Alumina Corporation ("GAC"), a strategic bauxite mine and alumina refinery development project in West Africa. In addition, EGA has plans for significant local growth and international expansion.

DUBAL , where commissioning began in 1979, operates one of the world's largest single-site primary aluminium smelters. The DUBAL complex, built on a 4.75 square kilometre site in Jebel Ali, Dubai, comprises a 1 million tpa smelter, a 2,350 MW power station, a large carbon plant, extensive casting operations (more than 1.2 million tpa), a water desalination plant, dock and other facilities. DUBALholds ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO/TS 16949, ISO/IEC 20000-1, ISO/IEC 27001, ISO 29990, ISO 50001 and OHSAS 18001 certification.

EMAL , where commissioning began at the end of 2009, is the world's largest single-site primary aluminium smelter. The EMAL complex, housed on a 6 square kilometre site in Al Taweelah, Abu Dhabi, comprises a 1.3 million tpa smelter, a 3,100 MW power station, a large carbon plant, extensive casting operations (more than 1.8 million tpa), a water desalination plant, dock and other facilities.EMAL holds ISO 9001 accreditation and Nebosh certification in Occupational Health and Safety.

The combined DUBAL - EMAL portfolio comprises high quality primary aluminium products in three main categories: high purity and foundry re-melt products (for electronics and aerospace and automotive applications respectively); rolled products (for packaging, lithographic sheets and the automotive industry); and billets for extrusion and forging (for construction, industrial, transportation and automotive purposes). Busbars and anode bars are also made for the electrolytic process used to produce primary aluminium from alumina ore. Over 350 customers are served in at least 68 countries, predominantly in Asia, Europe, the MENA region and the Americas.

Source: zawya.com

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