AK Steel Named Certified Supplier By AREVA, SA

West Chester, OH, June 04, 2009—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said that it has been selected as a “Certified Supplier” of high quality, grain-oriented electrical steels by the AREVA Transformer and Distribution (T&D) Division of AREVA.  The award is being presented in a ceremony today in Washington, D.C.

“AK Steel is honored to receive this prestigious recognition from one of the world’s leading producers of electric transmission and distribution products,” said James L. Wainscott, chairman, president and CEO of AK Steel.  “Achieving Certified Supplier status from this valued customer reflects AK Steel’s continuing dedication to superior product quality and outstanding customer satisfaction.”

AREVA’s Certified Supplier designation is awarded to a select number of AREVA’s suppliers that meet or exceed twenty-five key criteria including product quality, innovation and competitiveness.

AK Steel supplies grain-oriented electrical steels to AREVA T&D for the manufacture of energy-efficient power transformers at plants in Europe, South America, Asia and other locations around the world.


Headquartered in Paris, France, AREVA, SA has manufacturing facilities in 43 countries and offers customers reliable technological solutions for CO2-free power generation and electricity transmission and distribution.  AREVA's T&D division is an active player around the globe. It designs, manufactures and supplies a complete range of equipment, systems and services for all stages in the transfer of electricity, from the generator to the large end-user.

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 6,200 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 250 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.