Monterey, CA, July 9, 2004 - Century Aluminum Company (NASDAQ: CENX) will report second quarter 2004 earnings on Wednesday July 28, 2004, after the close of market trading. The company will hold a conference call on Thursday July 29, 2004, at 2:00 P.M. Eastern Time to discuss the earnings. The dial-in number within the United States is (888) 428-4472 and the International dial-in number is (651) 224-7497. These telephone numbers operate in the listen-only mode.
A playback number has been established for those unable to participate in the conference call. Playback begins at 7:15 P.M. Eastern Time on Thursday July 29, 2004, and ends at 11:59 P.M. Eastern Time on Saturday, July 31, 2004. The playback number within the United States is (800) 475-6701 and International (320) 365-3844, the access code is 738416. After July 29, 2004, interested parties will be able to access an archived transcript of the call that will be posted in the Investors section of the company's web site located at www.centuryaluminum.com. The transcript will remain available on the company's website for six months.
A. T. Posti (831) 642-9364
Director of Corporate Communications