AK Steel Announces Earnings Date

Middletown, OH, January 08, 2004—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today it plans to release fourth quarter and full-year 2003 earnings results at approximately 8:00 a.m. Eastern Time on Friday, January 30, 2004.  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 30, 2004.

Access to the webcast will be available from the home page of the company’s Web site at www.aksteel.com.  The webcast will be archived on the company’s Web site following the call until February 6, 2004 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 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.