AK Steel Marks 15th Anniversary of Listing on The New York Stock Exchange


West Chester, OH, April 05, 2010—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) today celebrated its fifteenth anniversary of trading on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).  In a ceremony honoring the occasion, James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel rang the NYSE’s opening bell, signifying the start of the trading day.  Also participating in the ceremony were the other executive officers of AK Steel.

Ringing the opening bell is an honor accorded to senior executives of NYSE-listed companies, among others.  According to the NYSE, the opening and closing bell-ringings are among the most widely-viewed daily news events in the world.

“We are honored that AK Steel was selected for the NYSE’s opening bell ceremony,” said Mr. Wainscott.  “This event represents another milestone for AK Steel, as we have grown into a globally-competitive steelmaker.”

The common stock of AK Steel began trading on the New York Stock Exchange on April 5, 1995 under the symbol “AKS.”   Since that time, AK Steel has grown to become a Fortune 500 company, recording about $8 billion in revenues in 2008.  The company has also been selected as a member of the S&P 500, aligning it with the best of America’s most prominent corporations.

In recent years, AK Steel has consistently been an industry leader in safety, quality and productivity and has achieved a number of record company performances in key financial, production and other measures.

About AK Steel

AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, primarily for automotive, appliance, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets.  The company employs about 6,200 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.