September 3, 2008

AK Steel Announces October 2008 Surcharges for Electrical and Stainless Steels

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AK Steel has advised its customers that a $940 per ton surcharge will be added to invoices for electrical steel products shipped in October 2008. October 2008 surcharges for the broad range of stainless steel products that AK Steel produces can be found on the company's web site at .

AK Steel's surcharges are based on reported prices for raw materials and energy used to manufacture the products, with the August 2008 purchase cost used to determine the October 2008 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 6,500 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 .

AK Tube LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of AK Steel, employs about 300 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 .

AK Steel

CONTACT: Media, Alan H. McCoy, Vice President, Government and PublicRelations, +1-513-425-2826; or Investors, Albert E. Ferrara, Jr., VicePresident, Finance & CFO, +1-513-425-2888, both of AK Steel

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