September 11, 2008

AK Steel Announces Third Quarter 2008 Earnings Date

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- AK Steel said today it plans to release third quarter 2008 earnings at approximately 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time on Tuesday, October 21, 2008.

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 October 21, 2008. Access to the webcast will be available from the home page of the company's Web site at . The webcast will be archived on the company's Web site following the call until October 28, 2008 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 6,500 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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