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AK Steel Announces Retirement of Human Resources Executive

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that Lawrence F. Zizzo, age 64, Vice President, Human Resources, has elected to retire effective March 31, 2013. 

Mr. Zizzo has served in the steel industry for 35 years, joining AK Steel in January 2004 as Vice President, Human Resources.  Prior to his AK Steel career, he held a number of division-level and executive-level positions with the former National Steel Corporation, including serving as that company's Vice President, Human Resources.  Mr. Zizzo began his steel industry career with National Steel in 1978. 

"Larry has done an excellent job in helping to shape AK Steel into the world-class company it is today," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel.  "We thank him for his outstanding service, and we wish him great health and good fortune as he enters the next phase of his life."

Mr. Zizzo is a member of several professional associations, and he currently serves on the Board of Trustees of Abilities First in Middletown, Ohio.  He previously served as Vice President of the Middletown Area Senior Citizens Center, and as a member of the Butler-Warren (Ohio) Workforce Investment Board.  He has also been active in the past in the American Iron and Steel Institute and the United Way.

Mr. Zizzo is a graduate of Youngstown State University with a bachelor's degree in sociology and psychology, and a master's degree in criminal justice.

AK Steel
AK Steel produces flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steels, primarily for automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, 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's web site at www.aksteel.com.

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 www.aktube.com.  

AK Coal Resources, Inc., another wholly-owned subsidiary of AK Steel, controls and is developing metallurgical coal reserves in Somerset County, Pennsylvania.  AK Steel also owns 49.9% of Magnetation LLC, a joint venture headquartered in Grand Rapids, Minnesota, which produces iron ore concentrate from previously mined ore reserves. 

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