Vicente Wright Named to AK Steel's Board of Directors

            Vicente Wright Named to AK Steel's Board of Directors

PR Newswire

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2013

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Oct. 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said
today that Vicente Wright has been elected to its Board of Directors,
effective November 1, 2013.

Mr. Wright previously has served as Chairman of the Board of Directors, as
well as President and Chief Executive Officer, of California Steel Industries
(CSI). He also has held several executive and managerial positions with other
metals and mining companies, including Vale SA in Brazil, Japan and the United
States, and has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the American
Iron and Steel Institute as well as other metals companies in Brazil,
Argentina and France.

"Vicente's extensive experience in the metals and mining industries, along
with his outstanding business acumen, will allow him to provide valuable
insights for our company," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and
CEO of AK Steel. "A great addition to our Board of Directors, we welcome
Vicente and look forward to his many contributions."

Mr. Wright holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Marquette
University.

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, produces
metallurgical coal from 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 - Michael P. Wallner, General Manager, Communications and PR
(513) 425-2688; Investors - Roger K. Newport, Vice President, Finance and
Chief Financial Officer (513) 425-5270
 
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