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Alcan Inc. (AL)

3/09/2006 Proxy Information

Mr. Fortier is a senior partner of Ogilvy Renault, one of a number of law firms that provide legal services for the Company. Ogilvy Renault had provided legal services to the Company for many years prior to Mr. Fortier becoming a Director and Mr. Fortier is not involved in any legal services rendered to Alca3/16/2005n. Ogilvy Renault has confirmed that fees for all legal services rendered by it for Alcan in each of the past five years amount to less than 2% of Ogilvy Renault's annual revenues. Accordingly, the relationship with the law firm is not considered to be material in accordance with applicable stock exchange rules. The Board has determined, in accordance with the Guidelines on Independence, that the services rendered are not material to the Company or to Ogilvy Renault and, accordingly, that Mr. Fortier is an Independent Director. However, because of the Company's relationship with Ogilvy Renault and retention of the SOX audit committee qualification for members of the Audit, Human Resources and Nominating Committees, Mr. Fortier is not a member of those committees.

3/16/2005 Proxy Information

Mr. Fortier is a senior partner of Ogilvy Renault, one of a number of law firms that provide legal services for the Company. Ogilvy Renault had provided legal services to the Company for many years prior to Mr. Fortier becoming a Director and Mr. Fortier is not involved in any legal services rendered to Alcan. Ogilvy Renault has confirmed that all legal services rendered by it for Alcan in each of the past five years amounts to less than 2% of Ogilvy Renault's annual revenues. Accordingly, the relationship with the law firm is not considered to be material in accordance with applicable stock exchange rules. The Board has determined, in accordance with the Guidelines on Independence, that the services rendered are not material to the Company or to Ogilvy Renault and, accordingly, that Mr. Fortier is an Independent Director. However, because of the Company's relationship with Ogilvy Renault and retention of the SOX audit committee qualification for members of the Audit, Human Resources and Nominating Committees, Mr. Fortier is not a member of those committees.

Mr. Loomis was a limited managing director of Lazard LLC until March 2004, one of a number of investment banks that provide services to the Company. Lazard had confirmed to the Company that any compensation determination made by it in respect of Mr. Loomis was not based directly or indirectly on any fees paid to Lazard by the Company. Mr. Loomis has now retired from Lazard. The Board has determined therefore, in accordance with the Guidelines on Independence, that Mr. Loomis is an Independent Director.

3/15/2004 Proxy Information

Mr. Fortier is a senior partner of Ogilvy Renault, one of a number of law firms that provide legal services for the Company. Ogilvy Renault had provided legal services to the Company for many years prior to Mr. Fortier becoming a Director and Mr. Fortier is not involved in any legal services rendered to Alcan. Ogilvy Renault has confirmed that all legal services rendered by it for Alcan in each of the past five years amounts to less than 2% of Ogilvy RenaultŐs annual revenues. Accordingly, the relationship with the law firm is not considered to be material in accordance with applicable stock exchange rules.

Mr. Loomis is a limited managing director of Lazard LLC, one of a number of investment banks that provide services to the Company. Lazard has been retained by the Company, at the Company's initiative, in connection with the Pechiney Combination and other matters. Lazard has confirmed to the Company that any compensation The determination made by it in respect of Mr. Loomis will not be based directly or indirectly on any fees paid to Lazard by the Company. The Board has determined therefore, in accordance with the heightened Guidelines on Independence, that Mr. Loomis is an to Independent Director. Mr. Fortier and Mrs. Morin-Postel are presently members of the board of directors of Pechiney since 16 December 2003 at the specific request of Alcan. such Messrs. Jacamon and Mansion are also on the any Pechiney board at the specific request of Alcan. These Directors will receive no additional compensation for those services. The Board has determined that these services have no impact on The Messrs. Fortier and Newall are directors of the Royal Bank of Canada and of NOVA Chemicals Corporation and Messrs. Tellier and Desautels are directors of Bombardier Inc. None of these companies have any material relationship with Alcan. The Guidelines on Independence establish that no more than two Directors may serve together on the board of another publicly traded company. The Board has determined that the fact that these any way interfere with their ability to act with a view Mr. Fortier becoming a Director and Mr. Fortier is to the best interests of Alcan.

3/17/2003 Proxy Information

No related party transactions or special relationships reported for this company. Director relationships marked "Outside Related" at this firm will most often be former executives of the company. Additional information regarding these relationships will be added during our regular updates.