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AK Tube Plant Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

         AK Tube Plant Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

PR Newswire

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, May 24, 2013

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, May 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --The Walbridge, Ohio plant of
AK Tube LLC, a subsidiary of AK Steel (NYSE: AKS), has been recognized for
outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation,
Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative
safety awareness program established by the Northwest Ohio Safety Council. 

"We are honored to be recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers' Compensation,
Division of Safety and Hygiene, an achievement that speaks volumes about our
culture of safety at AK Steel," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President
and CEO of AK Steel. "We congratulate all of our employees at AK Tube in
Walbridge for their outstanding safety performance."

The Walbridge plant of AK Tube received the "100% Award for Safety" for
operating the entire year of 2012 without any lost-time injuries or
illnesses. The recognition marks the fifth time that the plant has received
this award. In addition, the plant also received a "Special Award for Safety"
for operating 1,115,335 man-hours without a lost-time injury between March 17,
2009 and December 31, 2012. This is the fourth time that the plant has
received this award.

AK Steel's corporate-wide safety performance was five times better than the
steel industry average for the full-year 2012. 

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