AK Steel To Make $75 Million Pension Trust Fund Contribution

West Chester, OH, April 22, 2008—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said that its board of directors has authorized the company to make an early $75 million contribution to its pension trust fund. The contribution will be made during the second quarter, and is expected to fulfill the company's funding requirement for 2008. Following the contribution, AK Steel will have made more than $750 million in pension fund contributions since 2005.

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.