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AK Steel Names Vice President, Human Resources

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WEST CHESTER, Ohio, March 14, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) said today that Stephanie S. Bisselberg has been named Vice President, Human Resources, effective April 1, 2013.  She succeeds Lawrence F. Zizzo, who is retiring on March 31, 2013 following a 35 year career in the steel industry, including serving the last nine years as AK Steel's Vice President, Human Resources.

"Stephanie brings outstanding talent, background and experience to this important senior management position," said James L. Wainscott, Chairman, President and CEO of AK Steel.  "She will provide excellent leadership for AK Steel's Human Resources function going forward."

Ms. Bisselberg joined AK Steel in 2004 as Assistant Labor Counsel, and advanced to Labor Counsel in 2005.  In 2010, she was named Assistant General Counsel, Labor.

Prior to joining the company, she was an attorney in the Labor and Employment department of the Cincinnati law firm Taft, Stettinius and Hollister LLP. 

Ms. Bisselberg holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from Miami University (Ohio) and a Juris Doctorate from Indiana University.  In April 2013, she will complete the Master of Business Administration program at Xavier University.  She is also a member of the Cincinnati Bar Association.

She has served as a member of the Board of Trustees of the Hyde Park (Ohio) Center for Older Adults and as a member of the Friends of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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

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 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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