AK Steel Announces Earnings Date

Analyst Conference Call Rescheduled to 10:00 a.m. Eastern on July 20

Middletown, OH, July 07, 2004—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today it plans to release second quarter 2004 earnings results at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 20, 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 10:00 a.m. Eastern Time on July 20, 2004.   AK Steel noted that the time of the analyst conference call had been rescheduled from the previously announced start time.

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 July 27, 2004 and will be accessible from the home page.

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