AK Steel Supports Emergency Relief Efforts In Haiti

Jan 22, 2010, 11:37 ET from AK Steel

WEST CHESTER, Ohio, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Through its foundation, AK Steel (NYSE: AKS) has donated $100,000 to help support emergency relief efforts in Haiti following the tragic earthquake that took place earlier this month.  The company's donation was equally split between Doctors Without Borders and the American Red Cross.  

"We share the concern of countless others for the safety and well-being of everyone in Haiti," said James L. Wainscott, AK Steel chairman, president and CEO.  "Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims and families affected by this disaster."

In addition, the company is encouraging employees to take advantage of the AK Steel Matching Gift Program if they choose to personally support the relief efforts in Haiti.  When employees make a donation to an eligible nonprofit, the AK Steel Foundation will match the gift in accordance with the program's guidelines.

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 6,200 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.