AK Steel to Increase Prices for Stainless Steel Products


Middletown, OH, March 01, 2006—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that it will increase transaction prices for all cold-rolled and hot-rolled stainless steel sheet, strip, tubular-quality and continuous mill plate products by approximately 3%, effective with shipments on March 19, 2006.  The increase will be accomplished through a one point reduction in the functional discount rate.  The price increase is in response to rising demand for stainless products, as well as the need to recover increased costs.  

Headquartered in Middletown, Ohio, AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, as well as carbon and stainless tubular steel products, for automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets.