AK Steel Announces Retirement of Human Resources Executive

          AK Steel Announces Retirement of Human Resources Executive

PR Newswire

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Feb. 20, 2013

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said
today that Lawrence F. Zizzo, age 64, Vice President, Human Resources, has
elected to retire effective March 31, 2013.

Mr. Zizzo has served in the steel industry for 35 years, joining AK Steel in
January 2004 as Vice President, Human Resources. Prior to his AK Steel
career, he held a number of division-level and executive-level positions with
the former National Steel Corporation, including serving as that company's
Vice President, Human Resources. Mr. Zizzo began his steel industry career
with National Steel in 1978.

"Larry has done an excellent job in helping to shape AK Steel into the
world-class company it is today," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President
and CEO of AK Steel. "We thank him for his outstanding service, and we wish
him great health and good fortune as he enters the next phase of his life."

Mr. Zizzo is a member of several professional associations, and he currently
serves on the Board of Trustees of Abilities First in Middletown, Ohio. He
previously served as Vice President of the Middletown Area Senior Citizens
Center, and as a member of the Butler-Warren (Ohio) Workforce Investment
Board. He has also been active in the past in the American Iron and Steel
Institute and the United Way.

Mr. Zizzo is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a bachelor's
degree in sociology and psychology, and a master's degree in criminal justice.

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 6,100 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.


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