AK Steel Announces Second Quarter 2009 Earnings Date

West Chester, OH, June 09, 2009—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today it plans to release second quarter 2009 earnings at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, July 21, 2009.

AK Steel will also provide live listening access on the Internet to its earnings conference call to be held at 11:00 a.m. Eastern Time on July 21, 2009.  Access to the webcast will be available from the home page of the company’s Web site at www.aksteel.com.  The webcast will be archived on the company’s Web site following the call until July 28, 2009 and will be accessible from the home page.

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.