AK Steel’s Zanesville Works Recognized for Outstanding Safety Performance

West Chester, OH, April 04, 2016—AK Steel’s (NYSE: AKS) Zanesville (Ohio) Works has been recognized for outstanding safety performance by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene. The recognition is part of a collaborative safety awareness program established by the Zanesville - Muskingum County Safety Council and Chamber of Commerce.

“We are proud to be recognized by the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation, Division of Safety and Hygiene, for this important honor,” said Roger K. Newport, Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel. “I’m pleased to congratulate our Zanesville Works employees for this outstanding safety achievement, which demonstrates our commitment to safety at AK Steel.”

AK Steel’s Zanesville Works received the “100% Award for Safety” for operating the entire year of 2015 without any lost-time injuries or illnesses. The plant also received a “Special Award for Safety” for operating 5,090,743 hours without a lost-time injury between April 21, 2003 and December 31, 2015.

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 8,500 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.