AK Steel Named One of America's Most Admired Companies

West Chester, OH, March 04, 2008—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) has been named to Fortune magazine's 2008 listing of America's Most Admired Companies. AK Steel is one of only 11 Ohio companies on this year's Most Admired list.

The Most Admired list is the "definitive report card on corporate reputations," according to Fortune. Ratings for the annual list result from surveys of thousands of executives, directors and securities analysts. The surveys rate eight "key attributes of reputation" including innovation, people management, use of corporate assets, social responsibility, quality of management, financial soundness, long-term investment and quality of products/services. AK Steel ranked first in the metals industry in both the quality of products/services and use of corporate assets categories.

"We are honored that AK Steel has been named to this prestigious list," said James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel. "It is gratifying to be recognized for those attributes that we hold as significant to our business."

The Most Admired listing is available online through CNNMoney.com, and it will be featured in the March 17, 2008 print issue of Fortune, a leading financial publication.

About AK Steel
AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, primarily for automotive, appliance, construction and electrical power generation and distribution markets. The company employs about 6,500 men and women in Middletown, Mansfield, Coshocton and Zanesville, Ohio; Butler, Pennsylvania; Ashland, Kentucky; Rockport, Indiana; and its corporate headquarters in West Chester, Ohio. Additional information about AK Steel is available on the company's web site at www.aksteel.com.

AK Tube LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of AK Steel, employs about 300 men and women in plants in Walbridge, Ohio and Columbus, Indiana. AK Tube produces carbon and stainless electric resistance welded (ERW) tubular steel products for truck, automotive and other markets. Additional information about AK Tube LLC is available on its web site at www.aktube.com.