AK Steel Announces Stainless Steel Price Increase

              AK Steel Announces Stainless Steel Price Increase

PR Newswire

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, April 12, 2013

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, April 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said
today that it will increase base prices for all 200, 300 and 400 series flat
rolled stainless steel products, effective with shipments on May 6, 2013. AK
Steel said this increase will be achieved through a reduction in the
functional discount of two percentage points for cold rolled and hot rolled
non-automotive exhaust products. Base prices for automotive exhaust grades
will increase by $0.03 per pound, effective with shipments on June 3, 2013.

Surcharges for the broad range of stainless steel products that AK Steel
produces can be found under the Markets and Products section of the company's
web site at www.aksteel.com. 

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
(513) 425-2749, Investors - Albert E. Ferrara, Jr., Senior Vice President,
Corporate Strategy and Investor Relations (513) 425-2888
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