Christopher M. Crane Elected a Director of Aleris International, Inc. and Aleris Holding Company

By Aleris International Inc., PRNE
Tuesday, September 7, 2010

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, September 8, 2010 - Aleris International, Inc. announced today that Christopher M. Crane, 51,
has been elected to its Board of Directors and to the Board of Directors of
Aleris Holding Company, Aleris's parent. Aleris Holding Company is majority
owned by certain investment funds managed by Oaktree Capital Management, L.P.
or their subsidiaries.

Crane is president and chief operating officer of Exelon Corporation, one
of the largest electric companies in the United States, and president, Exelon
Generation, the nation's largest owner/operation of nuclear power plants, and
the holder of one of America's largest portfolios of electricity generation
capacity. He joined Exelon (then ComEd) in 1998 and was named chief nuclear
officer in 2004. In 2007 he assumed additional responsibility for Exelon's
fossil, hydro and renewals facilities. Prior to Exelon, Crane served as
Browns Ferry Nuclear site vice president for the Tennessee Valley Authority,
and worked in new plant start-up at the Comanche Peak Nuclear Plant in Texas
and Palo Verde Nuclear Plant in Arizona.

"Chris is a recognized leader whose executive ability and business
experience will be an excellent complement to the expertise resident on our
board," said Steven J. Demetriou, Aleris chairman and chief executive
officer. "We are delighted to welcome him to Aleris."

Crane studied at New Hampshire Technical College and attended Harvard
Business School's
Advanced Management Program.

An acknowledged leader in the nuclear industry, Crane is on the board of
directors of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations and the Foundation for
Nuclear Studies. He is on the executive committee of the Nuclear Energy
Institute and is the chairman of the World Nuclear Association.

About Aleris

Aleris International, Inc. is a privately-held, global leader in aluminum
rolled products and extrusions, aluminum recycling and specification alloy
production. Headquartered in Beachwood, Ohio, the company operates more than
40 production facilities in the Americas, Europe and Asia. For more
information, visit

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Kristen Bihary, +1-216-910-3664

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