AK Steel Announces Price Increase For Carbon Steel Products

West Chester, OH, July 09, 2009—AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that it will increase spot market prices for its carbon steel products, effective with all new orders for August and September shipments.  Base prices for hot rolled products will increase by $40 per ton.  Base prices for cold rolled and coated products will increase by $50 per ton.

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 6,100 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‚Äôs 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.