AK Steel Announces May 2009 Surcharges For Electrical and Stainless Steels

West Chester, OH, April 01, 2009—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) has advised its customers that a $55 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in May 2009.  May 2009 surcharges for the broad range of stainless steel products that AK Steel produces can be found on the company’s web site at www.aksteel.com

AK Steel’s surcharges are based on reported prices for raw materials and energy used to manufacture the products, with the March 2009 purchase cost used to determine the May 2009 surcharges.

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.