AK Steel Receives Outstanding Child & Family Advocate Award

West Chester, OH, March 30, 2009—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) has received an outstanding child and family advocate award from the Celebrating Families Committee, a group of leading nonprofit organizations in Butler County, Ohio.  The award recognizes the company for its long-standing tradition of community involvement and current programs that help make a difference in the lives of children and families throughout the county.

“The committee is very impressed with the depth and diversity of AK Steel’s community involvement, and we are extremely proud to recognize the company as a 2009 outstanding child and family advocate,” said Pam Mortensen, Co-Chair of the Celebrating Families Committee.  “AK Steel is a fine example of how a corporation can make a positive difference in the lives of others.

“We are honored to receive the outstanding child and family advocate award,” said James L. Wainscott, AK Steel chairman, president and CEO.  “The award reflects the character of our company and the compassion of our employees at all of our plant operations – two characteristics that continue to help make AK Steel a successful company and solid corporate citizen.”

Now in its 15th year, the outstanding child and family advocate awards are presented annually to individuals and organizations that demonstrate exemplary support of children and families in Butler County, Ohio.

In addition to the Celebrating Families Committee, AK Steel’s corporate citizenship efforts have been recognized throughout the years by organizations such as the Greater Cincinnati Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati and the Greater Cincinnati United Way, Middletown Area.

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 6,300 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 260 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.