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                       SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
                             Washington, D.C. 20549
 
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                                    FORM 8-A
 
               For Registration of Certain Classes of Securities
                     Pursuant to Section 12(b) or 12(g) of
                      The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
 
                          KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION
             (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its charter)
 
                                           
                   Delaware                                     94-3030279
           (State of incorporation                 (IRS Employer Identification Number)
               or organization)
         5847 San Felipe, Suite 2600                              77057
                Houston, Texas                                  (Zip Code)
   (Address of Principal Executive Offices)
SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED PURSUANT TO SECTION 12(B) OF THE ACT:
NAME OF EACH EXCHANGE TITLE OF EACH CLASS ON WHICH EACH CLASS TO BE SO REGISTERED IS TO BE REGISTERED - -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Preferred Redeemable Increased Dividend New York Stock Exchange Equity Securities, Convertible Preferred Stock, par value $.05 per share Common Stock, $.01 par value New York Stock Exchange
2 INFORMATION REQUIRED IN REGISTRATION STATEMENT ITEM 1. DESCRIPTION OF REGISTRANT'S SECURITIES TO BE REGISTERED. A description of the Registrant's securities to be registered is contained under the caption "Description of the PRIDES" in Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant's Registration Statement on Form S-3 Registration No. 33-51391 (the "Registration Statement"), as filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "Commission") on January 27, 1994, as the same may be amended, and incorporated herein by reference. ITEM 2. EXHIBITS. 1. Amendment No. 1 to the Registrant's Registration Statement, as filed with the Commission on January 27, 1994, as the same may be amended. 2. Form of Purchase Agreement, among the Registrant, Merrill Lynch, Pierce Fenner & Smith Incorporated, Bear Stearns & Co., Inc., Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette Securities Corporation, PaineWebber Incorporated and Salomon Brothers Inc (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 1.1 to Amendment No. 1 to the Registration Statement on Form S-3, dated January 27, 1994, filed by the Registrant, Registration No. 33-51391; the "Registrant's 1994 Registration Statement"). 3. Form of Certificate of Designation of the PRIDES (incorporated by reference to Exhibit 4.13 to the Registrant's 1994 Registration Statement). 3 SIGNATURES Pursuant to the requirements of Section 12 of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this registration statement to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned, thereto duly authorized. Date: January 27, 1994 KAISER ALUMINUM CORPORATION By: /s/ John T. La Duc Name: John T. La Duc Title: Vice President and Chief Financial Officer