AK Steel Announces Earnings Date

Middletown, OH, October 10, 2003—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today it plans to release third quarter earnings results at approximately 9:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, October 24, 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 October 24, 2003.

Access to the Webcast will be available from the home page of the company’s Website at www.aksteel.com.  The Webcast will be archived on the company’s Web site following the call until October 31, 2003 and will be accessible from the home page.

AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products for automotive, appliance, construction and manufacturing markets, as well as tubular steel products.  The company has about 10,000 employees in plants and offices in Middletown, Coshocton, Mansfield, Walbridge and Zanesville, Ohio; Ashland, Kentucky; Rockport and Columbus, Indiana; and Butler, Pennsylvania.  In addition, the company produces snow and ice control products and operates an industrial park on the Houston, Texas ship channel.