UAW Members Ratify Early Labor Agreement For Coshocton Works

         UAW Members Ratify Early Labor Agreement For Coshocton Works

PR Newswire

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, March 20, 2013

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, March 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said
today that members of the United Auto Workers (UAW), Local 3462, have ratified
a new three-year labor agreement covering about 330 hourly production and
maintenance employees at the company's Coshocton (OH) Works. AK Steel said
that UAW officials notified the company that the new contract was ratified in
voting held on March 20, 2013 in Coshocton.

"We are pleased to have reached a new labor agreement at our Coshocton Works
ahead of the expiration date," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President
and CEO of AK Steel. "The agreement continues to serve the interests of both
the company and Local 3462 members in our increasingly competitive industry."

The new agreement takes effect on March 31, 2013 and expires on March 31,
2016.

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.

SOURCE AK Steel

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