AK Steel Announces Earnings Date

Middletown, OH, December 21, 2004—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today it plans to release fourth quarter and full-year 2004 earnings results at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, January 25, 2005. 

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 25, 2005.   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 1, 2005 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.