AK Steel Names Ernest Rummler Vice President, Customer Service and Manufacturing Planning

Middletown, OH, June 10, 2003—AK Steel Corporation (NYSE: AKS) said Ernest E. Rummler, 52, a vice president, had been given additional responsibility for customer service.  Mr. Rummler was previously vice president, manufacturing and steel sourcing. 

Mr. Rummler joined the company in 1974 as an assistant metallurgist at the Middletown, Ohio Works.  He progressed through a number of positions in quality assurance, operations, planning and customer service.  He was named director, manufacturing planning and steel sourcing in 1998.  He holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the University of Cincinnati and a master of business administration degree from Xavier University in Cincinnati.

Mr. Rummler assumed the customer service responsibility following the retirement of Theodore Holmes on May 31, 2003, after 30 years of service.  Mr. Holmes was vice president, customer service.

AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products for automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets, as well as tubular steel products.  AK Steel is headquartered in Middletown, Ohio. Additional information about AK Steel is available on the company’s web site at www.aksteel.com.