AK Steel Honors Women For Strength, Courage, Compassion And Leadership

    AK Steel Honors Women For Strength, Courage, Compassion And Leadership

Company's Foundation Underwrites Steel Magnolia Awards

PR Newswire

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Dec. 4, 2012

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Dec. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --In recognition of women who
have overcome obstacles to make a positive difference in the lives of others,
the AK Steel Foundation is underwriting the Steel Magnolia Awards – honoring
six women who reside in the vicinity of AK Steel's corporate headquarters and
plant operations. The awards are worth $1,000 each, and will be presented in
the form of a grant made to an eligible non-profit organization selected by
each recipient.

"All of the award recipients are courageous women who, despite personal
challenges, have made a significant difference in the lives of others," said
James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel. "Through the
company's foundation, we are proud to honor these inspirational women by
sponsoring the Steel Magnolia Awards."

The Middletown, Ohio, Community Foundation independently administers the Steel
Magnolia Awards Program. For additional information about the program,
contact the Middletown Community Foundation at 513-424-7369.

2012 Steel Magnolia Award Recipients:

  oIn honor of the late Christine Bosch of Millbury, Ohio. Her award will
    support Cardinal Stritch High School.
  oCandy Goldie of Ashland, Kentucky. Her award will support the Shelter of
    Hope homeless shelter.
  oJayme Lingo of West Lafayette, Ohio. Her award will support the Fisher
    Nightingale House at Wright Patterson Air Force Base – a facility where
    family members of veterans reside while their loved ones undergo medical
    treatment.
  oMother Seraphina Marie of Covington, Kentucky. Her award will support the
    charitable outreach of the Franciscan Daughters of Mary through the Rose
    Garden Home Mission.
  oMargaret Quinn of Zanesville, Ohio. Her award will support her local six
    county chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness.
  oSheree Young of Middletown, Ohio. Her award will support the Help Endure
    A Loss Program for bereaved parents at Atrium Medical Center.

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.

SOURCE AK Steel

Website: http://www.aksteel.com
Contact: Media - Barry L. Racey, Director, Government and Public Relations,
+1-513-425-2749