Sheri H. Edison Named to AK Steel's Board of Directors

            Sheri H. Edison Named to AK Steel's Board of Directors

PR Newswire

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, July 25, 2014

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, July 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said
today that Sheri H. Edison has been elected to its Board of Directors,
effective August 1, 2014.

Ms. Edison currently is Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Bemis
Company, Inc. In this capacity, she is responsible for all global legal
operations of Bemis Company, as well as information technology, enterprise
risk management and global compliance. Ms. Edison came to Bemis Company from
Hill-Rom, Inc., where she had been Senior Vice President and Chief
Administrative Officer. Prior to Hill-Rom, Ms. Edison held senior management
and general counsel positions at Hillenbrand, Inc. and LTV Steel Company,
Inc. She started her career working in private practice as a corporate
attorney at Jones Day. 

"Sheri's extensive experience in the manufacturing sector, coupled with her
background in the steel business and corporate governance, make her a
tremendous asset to AK Steel," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President
and CEO of AK Steel. "A great addition to our Board of Directors, we welcome
Sheri and look forward to her many contributions."

Ms. Edison currently serves on the board of the Fox Cities Performing Arts
Center and is a member of the NACD Corporate Directors Institute, and Women
Business Leaders of the United States Health Care Industry.

Ms. Edison holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Journalism from the
University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor degree from the
Northwestern University School of Law.

AK Steel
AK Steel is a world leader in the production of flat-rolled carbon, stainless
and electrical steel products, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and
manufacturing, construction and electrical power generation and distribution
markets. The company's AK Tube subsidiary produces carbon and stainless
electric resistance welded tubular steel products for truck, automotive and
other markets. Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), the
company employs approximately 6,500 men and women at seven steel plants and
two tube manufacturing plants across four states: Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio and
Pennsylvania. The company also has interests in iron ore through its
Magnetation LLC joint venture and in metallurgical coal through its AK Coal
subsidiary. Additional information about AK Steel is available at 


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