AK Steel’s 2006 Stock Performance Termed “Stellar” by Fortune Magazine


Middletown, OH, April 16, 2007—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) has been named by Fortune magazine as one of the best investments for 2006, ranking seventh in Fortune’s category for total return to shareholders for the year.   AK Steel was also named by Fortune as one of the top performing companies for revenues per dollar of equity, or “Most Bang For The Buck” as Fortune termed the category, with a ranking at number 22. 

AK Steel’s stock performance, a 112.6% increase during 2006, was called “stellar” by Fortune in its annual rankings of America’s largest corporations. 

With 2006 revenues of over $6 billion, AK Steel is ranked overall at number 378 on the famed Fortune 500 list, moving up from number 385 for the previous year.   Other rankings for AK Steel include: the nation’s sixth largest metals company; the fifth largest company in the Cincinnati, Ohio area; and the 21st largest Ohio company.

“For AK Steel, 2006 was a defining year,” said James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel.   “Our rankings by Fortune reflect the significant progress we have made to return AK Steel to sustained profitability and enhance value for our shareholders.”

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.