MADISON, Wis., July 25, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT) named Roger K. Newport as a director, effective today. Mr. Newport is Chief Executive Officer of AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS). AK Steel is a leading producer of flat-rolled carbon, stainless and electrical steel products, primarily for the automotive, infrastructure and manufacturing, electrical power, and distributors and converters markets.
"We're excited that Roger has joined our board of directors," said Patricia L. Kampling, Alliant Energy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "His extensive experience in finance, operations and risk management will bring immediate value to our company and the board. We are pleased to welcome a highly respected business professional from a large, international manufacturing firm to our Alliant Energy family."
Mr. Newport has been with AK Steel since 1985 and has served in his current position since 2016. Prior to that, he was Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer and served in other executive-level roles. Earlier positions with the company were in the areas of business planning and development, investor relations, product management, accounting and auditing.
Mr. Newport will stand for election at Alliant Energy's 2019 Annual Meeting as a nominee for director to serve a term expiring in 2021. He will be a member of the Audit Committee and the Operations Committee.
Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to 960,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers across Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy's two public utility subsidiaries. Alliant Energy Corporation is a component of the S&P 500 and trades under the symbol LNT. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.
SOURCE Alliant Energy Corporation