Lawrence W. Stranghoener Elected a Director of Aleris International, Inc. and Aleris Holding Company

By Aleris International Inc., PRNE
Monday, January 24, 2011

BEACHWOOD, Ohio, January 25, 2011 - Aleris International, Inc. today announced that Lawrence W. Stranghoener,
56, 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.

Since 2004, Stranghoener has been executive vice president and chief
financial officer of Mosaic Company, a $6.7 billion global crop nutrient
company. Prior to Mosaic, he was executive vice president and chief financial
officer for Thrivent Financial, and before that, for From 1983
to 2000, he held various positions in Finance at Honeywell, including vice
president and chief financial officer from 1997 to 1999.

"Both pragmatic and strategic, Larry brings extensive financial expertise
and corporate governance experience to the board," said Steven J. Demetriou,
Aleris chairman and chief executive officer. "We are delighted to welcome him
to Aleris."

Stranghoener is on the Board of Directors of Kennametal, Inc. He has an
M.B.A. from the J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern
and a B.A. from St. Olaf College.

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 42
production facilities in the North America, Europe and Asia. For more
information, visit

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