John F. Kaloski Named Vice President, Operations of AK Steel

Middletown, OH, April 03, 2003—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today John F. Kaloski, 53, had been named vice president, operations.  Mr. Kaloski joined AK Steel in October of 2002 as director, operations technology.  Mr. Kaloski has more than 30 years of experience in the steel industry, including senior management positions in operations, commercial and planning functions.

Prior to joining AK Steel, Mr. Kaloski was senior vice president, commercial and planning, for National Steel Corporation, where he previously had responsibility for National’s Great Lakes and Midwest operations.  Prior to National Steel, Mr. Kaloski held management positions for U.S. Steel Corporation, including as general manager of the Gary (IN) Works, Mon Valley (PA) Works and Minnesota ore operations.  Mr. Kaloski was named “Plant Manager of the Year” in 1996 by the former New Steel magazine for his work at the Mon Valley plant.

John Kaloski holds a Bachelor of Science degree in business from the University of Pittsburgh and a Master of Business Administration degree from Robert Morris College.

AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products for automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets, as well as tubular steel products.  Additional information about AK Steel is located on the company’s website,