AK Steel's Coshocton Works Receives OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification

      AK Steel's Coshocton Works Receives OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification

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WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Nov. 30, 2012

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Nov. 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said
today that its Coshocton (OH) Works has received Occupational Health and
Safety Assessment Series (OHSAS) 18001:2007 certification from SRI Quality
System Registrar, an internationally accredited registrar for management
system standards. The certification applies to all applicable processing and
administrative functions relating to safety at the plant.

"Receiving OHSAS 18001:2007 certification speaks volumes about our commitment
to occupational health and safety at AK Steel," said James L. Wainscott,
Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel. "We congratulate the men and women
of Coshocton Works for earning this recognition, an achievement that reflects
AK Steel's commitment to safety at all of our plant operations."

According to SRI Quality System Registrar, OHSAS 18001:2007 certification
recognizes companies that link business objectives with operating
effectiveness. Recipients of this certification have demonstrated effective
implementation of documentation and records management, top management's
commitment to their employees, establishment of clear policy and practice,
good planning and implementation, good resource management, efficient health
and safety control, measurement, preventive action and an institutionalized
process for continual improvement.

"We are pleased to acknowledge that AK Steel has received OHSAS 18001:2007
certification," said A. Joseph Falcsik, SRI's Vice President, Certification.
"The certification provides evidence to customers, suppliers, employees and
the community of AK Steel's commitment to a healthy and safe working
environment."

AK Steel

AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels,
primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, construction and
electrical power generation and distribution markets. The company employs
about 6,200 men and women in Middletown, Mansfield, Coshocton and Zanesville,
Ohio; Butler, Pennsylvania; Ashland, Kentucky; Rockport, Indiana; and its
corporate headquarters in West Chester, Ohio. Additional information about AK
Steel is available on the company's web site at www.aksteel.com.

AK Tube LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of AK Steel, employs about 300 men and
women in plants in Walbridge, Ohio and Columbus, Indiana. AK Tube produces
carbon and stainless electric resistance welded (ERW) tubular steel products
for truck, automotive and other markets. Additional information about AK Tube
LLC is available on its web site at www.aktube.com.

AK Coal Resources, Inc., another wholly-owned subsidiary of AK Steel, controls
and is developing metallurgical coal reserves in Somerset County,
Pennsylvania. AK Steel also owns 49.9% of Magnetation LLC, a joint venture
headquartered in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, which produces iron ore concentrate
from previously mined ore reserves.

SRI Quality System Registrar

SRI Quality System Registrar is an internationally accredited registrar for
management system standards, such as ISO 9001, AS9100, ISO/TS 16949, ISO
13485, ISO 27001, and environmental management systems standards such as ISO
14001 and RC14001. SRI also provides public training for auditing,
implementing, and maintaining these standards.

SOURCE AK Steel

Website: http://www.aksteel.com
Contact: Media, Barry L. Racey, Director, Government and Public Relations
+1-513-425-2749, or Investors, Albert E. Ferrara, Jr., Senior Vice President,
Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations, +1-513-425-2888