AK Steel Named "Corporation of the Year" by Greater Cincinnati Minority Counsel Program

   AK Steel Named "Corporation of the Year" by Greater Cincinnati Minority
                               Counsel Program

PR Newswire

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Nov. 21, 2013

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Nov. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) has
received the "Corporation of the Year" award from the Greater Cincinnati
Minority Counsel Program (GCMCP). The mission of the GCMCP is to increase
corporate legal work for minority attorneys through an alliance comprised of
lawyers from leading companies, law firms and government entities located in
Greater Cincinnati. The recognition reflects the commitment by the AK Steel
Legal Department to increase the volume of the company's work assigned to
minority lawyers and AK Steel's overall support of the GCMCP's mission.

"We are honored to be named Corporation of the Year by the GCMCP," said James
L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel. "The award exemplifies
our corporate values and reflects our commitment to diversity across all areas
of our business." 

"The commitment and participation of the AK Steel Legal Department in the
GCMCP is a model for every member of the organization," said Richard Moore,
Partner at Frost Brown Todd LLC and Co-Chair of the GCMCP. "We applaud AK
Steel's commitment to diversity and congratulate them on this outstanding
recognition."

David C. Horn, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of AK
Steel, is a member of the GCMCP Board of Directors and recently was elected to
serve as the organization's Co-Chair. The company has been a member of the
GCMCP since 2012.

In addition to the GCMCP, AK Steel supports INROADS, the National Underground
Railroad Freedom Center, Who's Who in Black Cincinnati, the Urban League of
Greater Cincinnati, the Middletown (OH) unit of the NAACP and the Southern
Christian Leadership Conference. The company is a member of the National
Minority Supplier Development Council and the South Central Ohio Minority
Supplier Development Council, and has previously been recognized by Toyota for
supplier diversity performance achievement.

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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