AK Steel Announces Earnings Date

Middletown, OH, January 15, 2003—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today it plans to release 4th quarter and full-year 2002 earnings results at approximately 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, January 31, 2003. In conjunction with its earnings release, AK Steel will provide live listening access on the Internet to its analyst conference call to be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on January 31, 2003.

The company said it would establish the analyst call Webcast linkage on its home page at www.aksteel.com. The Webcast will be archived on the company’s Web site following the call until February 7, 2003, and will be accessible from the company’s home page.

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