Exhibit (a)(8) (ii)
Editorial Contact: Bonita A. Cersosimo
ALCOA EXTENDS TENDER OFFER FOR ALUMAX SHARES
PITTSBURGH, Pa. April 9, 1998 -- Alcoa (NYSE: AA) announced today that it has extended the expiration
date of the cash tender offer for up to 27 million shares of common stock of Alumax, Inc. (NYSE: AMX) at a
price of $50 per share to midnight, EDT, on Thursday, May 7, 1998. The offer had previously been scheduled to
expire on Thursday, April 9, 1998. As of midnight on April 8 the number of shares of Alumax common stock that
had been validly tendered was 20,907,123.