AK Steel Coke Plant Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

West Chester, OH, March 05, 2015—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that the company’s Middletown (OH) Works coke plant has received the Max Eward Safety Award from the American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute (ACCCI), a leading industry trade organization based in Washington, D.C.  The award recognizes AK Steel, along with two other ACCCI member coke facilities, for operating the safest cokemaking facilities in America.  All three coke facilities operated the entire year of 2014 without any OSHA recordable injuries.
  
“We congratulate employees at our Middletown Works coke plant, and everyone affiliated with our fellow Max Eward award winners, for their outstanding safety results,” said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel.  “AK Steel is honored to be recognized by the ACCCI with this award, which is indicative of the company’s commitment to safety at all of our manufacturing operations.”
The ACCCI recognition marks the 15th time in the past 18 years that an AK Steel coke plant has received the Max Eward Safety Award.  The company’s Middletown Works coke plant is now an 11-time recipient of the award.

“ACCCI is proud to recognize AK Steel for promoting a culture of safety, and delivering exceptional results,” said David Ailor, President of the American Coke and Coal Chemicals Institute.  “Congratulations to AK Steel and employees at the Middletown Works coke plant who continue to be role models for the industry of safe operations in the workplace.”

In addition to AK Steel’s Middletown Works coke plant, the company’s Rockport (IN) Works operated the entire year of 2014 without any OSHA recordable injuries.

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.  Headquartered in West Chester, Ohio (Greater Cincinnati), the company employs approximately 8,000 men and women at eight steel plants, two coke plants and two tube manufacturing plants across six states:  Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.  Additional information about AK Steel is available at www.aksteel.com.