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AK Steel Holding Corp (AKS.N)

AKS.N on New York Stock Exchange

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kirk Reich

49 2016 President, Chief Operating Officer

Roger Newport

53 2016 Chief Executive Officer, Director

Jaime Vasquez

55 2016 Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance

Gregory Hoffbauer

51 2016 Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller

Brian Bishop

46 2016 Vice President - Carbon Steel Operations

Michael Kercsmar

46 2016 Vice President - Specialty Steel Operations

Joseph Alter

40 2015 Vice President, General Counsel, Corporate Secretary

Christopher Ross

50 2018 Vice President, Treasurer

Scott Lauschke

48 2015 Vice President - Sales and Customer Service

Stephanie Bisselberg

47 2013 Vice President - Human Resources

Renee Filiatraut

54 2014 Vice President - Litigation, Labor and External Affairs

Eric Petersen

48 2015 Vice President - Research and Innovation

Maurice Reed

55 2012 Vice President - Engineering, Raw Materials and Energy

Dennis Cuneo

68 2008 Independent Director

Sheri Edison

61 2014 Independent Director

Mark Essig

60 2013 Independent Director

William Gerber

64 2007 Independent Director

Gregory Kenny

65 2016 Independent Director

Ralph Michael

63 2007 Independent Director

James Thomson

73 1996 Independent Director

Dwayne Wilson

59 2017 Independent Director

Vicente Wright

65 2013 Independent Director

Arlene Yocum

60 2017 Independent Director

Douglas Mitterholzer

2017 Investor Relations and Assistant Treasurer

Biographies

Name Description

Kirk Reich

Mr. Kirk W. Reich is President, Chief Operating Officer of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Reich served as Executive Vice President, Manufacturing since May 2015. Before assuming that role, Mr. Reich served as Senior Vice President, Manufacturing since May 2014, and as Vice President, Procurement and Supply Chain Management since May 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Reich served in a variety of other capacities since joining us in 1989, including Vice President—Specialty Steel Operations, General Manager—Middletown Works, Manager—Mobile Maintenance/Maintenance Technology, General Manager—Mansfield Works, Manager—Processing and Shipping, Technical Manager, Process Manager and Civil Engineer.

Roger Newport

Mr. Roger K. Newport is Chief Executive Officer, Director of the Company. Prior Significant Positions Held: Executive Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Executive Officer from May 2015 to December 2015; Senior Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since 2014; Vice President, Finance and Chief Financial Officer since 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Newport served in a variety of other capacities since joining us in 1985, including Vice President—Business Planning and Development, Controller and Chief Accounting Officer, Assistant Treasurer, Investor Relations, Manager—Financial Planning and Analysis, Product Manager, Senior Product Specialist and Senior Auditor. Education: • Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Cincinnati • Master of Business Administration degree from Xavier University

Jaime Vasquez

Mr. Jaime Vasquez is Chief Financial Officer, Vice President - Finance of the Company. Before joining us in September 2014 as Director, Finance, Mr. Vasquez held several positions with Carpenter Technology Corporation, including Vice President, Chief Financial Officer for the Performance Engineered Products Group from October 2013; Vice President, Corporate Development from July 2011; President, Asia Pacific; and Vice President, Treasurer and Investor Relations..

Gregory Hoffbauer

Mr. Gregory A. Hoffbauer has been promoted as Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Hoffbauer served as Controller and Chief Accounting Officer since February 2013. Before joining us as Assistant Controller in January 2011, Mr. Hoffbauer was Director of Accounting with NewPage Corporation. Mr. Hoffbauer also was Controller for Day International, Inc. and served in a number of increasingly responsible accounting and auditing positions for Deloitte & Touche LLP, including Audit Senior Manager.

Brian Bishop

Mr. Brian K. Bishop is Vice President - Carbon Steel Operations of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Bishop served as Director, Carbon Steel Operations since July 2015 and General Manager, Dearborn Works since September 2014. Prior to that, Mr. Bishop was General Manager—Maintenance, Repair and Operations Purchasing since May 2013 and General Manager, Middletown Works since June 2010. Since joining us in 1995, Mr. Bishop progressed through a number of positions, including General Manager—Mansfield Works, Manager—Occupational Safety and Health and Shift Manager at Middletown Works.

Michael Kercsmar

Mr. Michael A. Kercsmar is Vice President - Specialty Steel Operations of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Kercsmar served as Director, Specialty Steel Operations since July 2015 and General Manager, Coshocton Works and Zanesville Works since June 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Kercsmar served as General Manager, Mansfield Works since June 2010. Mr. Kercsmar served in a number of roles since joining us in 1997, including Manager—Occupational Safety and Health at Middletown Works, Department Manager—South Coating, and Shift Manager in the cold strip mill at Middletown Works.

Joseph Alter

Mr. Joseph C. Alter is Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Alter served as Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer since May 2014 and Assistant General Counsel, Corporate and Chief Compliance Officer since December 2012. Since joining us in 2009, Mr. Alter served as Corporate Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer and as Corporate Counsel. Prior to joining us, Mr. Alter was Corporate Counsel at Convergys Corporation and an attorney with the law firm of Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL.

Christopher Ross

Mr. Christopher J. Ross is Vice President, Treasurer of the Company. Mr. Ross began his AK Steel career in 1997 as a Cost Accountant at Middletown Works. He advanced through several financial positions including Financial Planning and Analysis, Investor Relations and Assistant Treasurer. In 2016, Mr. Ross was named Treasurer. Prior to joining AK Steel, he served as Director of Investor Relations for Omnicare, Inc. and held Credit and Portfolio Manager positions with Star Bank and Bank One. Mr. Ross holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and an MBA in Finance from the University of Cincinnati.

Scott Lauschke

Mr. Scott M. Lauschke is Vice President - Sales and Customer Service of AK Steel Holding Corporation. Before joining us, Mr. Lauschke was Vice President and General Manager of AFGlobal Corporation from July 2013 through November 2014. Before that, Mr. Lauschke served in various roles of increasing responsibility at The Timken Company from October 1997, including General Sales Manager from May 2009 through April 2013.

Stephanie Bisselberg

Ms. Stephanie S. Bisselberg has been appointed as Vice President - Human Resources of AK Steel Holding Corporation. Prior to that, Ms. Bisselberg served as Assistant General Counsel, Labor from October 2010. She also served as Labor Counsel and Assistant Labor Counsel since joining us in 2004. Prior to joining us, Ms. Bisselberg was an attorney with the law firm of Taft, Stettinius and Hollister LLP.

Renee Filiatraut

Ms. Renee S. Filiatraut is Vice President - Litigation, Labor and External Affairs of the Company. Prior to that, Ms. Filiatraut served as Assistant General Counsel, Litigation since December 2012. Before joining us as Litigation Counsel in 2011, Ms. Filiatraut was a Partner with Thompson Hine LLP.

Eric Petersen

Mr. Eric S. Petersen is Vice President - Research and Innovation of the Company. Prior to that, Mr. Petersen was Vice President, Sales and Customer Service since July 2013 and Director, Specialty and International Sales since November 2012. Prior to that, Mr. Petersen served in a variety of other capacities since joining us in 1991, including Director—Research and Innovation, Director—Customer Technical Services and Research, General Manager—Quality Assurance, General Manager—Carbon Steel Technology, General Manager—Rockport Works, Manager of various departments at Rockport Works and Middletown Works; Quality Control and Operations Management positions and Associate Process Engineer, Associate Metallurgist and Assistant Metallurgist at Middletown Works.

Maurice Reed

Mr. Maurice A. Reed is Vice President - Engineering, Raw Materials and Energy of Ak Steel Holding Corporation. Prior to that, Mr. Reed served in a variety of other capacities since joining us in 1996, including Director—Engineering and Raw Materials, Director—Engineering and Energy, General Manager—Engineering, Operations Support and Primary Process Research and General Manager—Engineering. Before joining us, Mr. Reed held a number of increasingly responsible engineering technology positions for National Steel Corporation.

Dennis Cuneo

Mr. Dennis C. Cuneo is an Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. Prior Significant Positions Held: Served as an attorney at Arent Fox LLP from 2006 to 2010; Senior Vice President of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. from 2000 to 2006; Corporate Secretary and Chief Environmental Officer of Toyota Motor North America, Inc. from 2004 to 2006; and Senior Vice President of Toyota Motor Manufacturing North America from 2001 to 2006..Education: • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration degree from Gannon College • Master of Business Administration degree from Kent State University • Juris Doctor degree from Loyola University

Sheri Edison

Ms. Sheri H. Edison is appointed as Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corporation effective August 1, 2014. Prior Significant Positions Held: Senior Vice President, Chief Administrative Officer and Assistant Secretary of Hill-Rom, Inc. from 2007 to 2010; Vice President, Global Quality System, General Counsel, and Secretary of Hill-Rom, Inc. from 2006 to 2007; Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of Hill-Rom, Inc. from 2003 to 2007; Vice President and General Counsel and Secretary of Batesville Casket Company, Inc. from 2002 to 2003; Assistant General Counsel of LTV Steel Company from 1999 to 2002. Education: • Bachelor of Arts degree in History and Journalism from the University of Southern California • Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University School of Law

Mark Essig

Mr. Mark G. Essig is Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. Prior Significant Positions Held: Served as Chief Executive Officer of RathGibson LLC from 2011 to 2012; served as President and CEO of Sangamon Industries LLC from 2008 to 2011; served as Chief Executive Officer of Aviation, Power & Marine, Inc. from 2009 to 2010; served as President and CEO of Barjan LLC from 2002 to 2008; served as Chief Executive Officer, President and Chairman of the Board of GS Industries from 1998 to 2002; held several positions at AK Steel, including Executive Vice President—Operations and Sales from 1997 to January 1998, Executive Vice President—Sales 1994 to 1997, Vice President—Sales and Marketing from 1992 to 1994 and Assistant to CEO and Vice President—Human Resources in 1992; served as Chief Financial Officer of Washington Steel Corporation from 1990 to 1992 and as Vice President—Finance and Administration from 1988 to 1990.

William Gerber

Mr. William K. Gerber, CPA., is an Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. Prior Significant Positions Held: Served as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Kelly Services, Inc. from 1998 to 2007; served as Vice President-Finance from 1993 to 1998 and Vice President-Corporate Controller from 1987 to 1993 of L Brands Inc. (f/k/a The Limited Brands Inc.). Education: • Bachelor of Science in Economics degree from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania • Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration

Gregory Kenny

Mr. Gregory B. Kenny is Independent Director of the Company. Prior Significant Positions Held: Former Chief Executive Officer and President of General Cable Corporation from 2001 to 2015, President and Chief Operating Officer of General Cable from 1999 to 2001, and Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of General Cable from March 1997 to May 1999. Previously held executive level positions at Penn Central Corporation and began his career as a Foreign Service officer with the United States Department of State. Education: • Bachelor of Science, Business Administration degree from Georgetown University • Master of Business Administration degree from The George Washington University • Master of Public Administration from Harvard University

Ralph Michael

Mr. Ralph S. Michael, III is an Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. Prior Significant Positions Held: Former President and Chief Operating Officer of the Ohio Casualty Insurance Company from 2005 until its sale in 2007; served as Executive Vice President and Manager of West Commercial Banking for U.S. Bank, National Association, and then as Executive Vice President and Manager of Private Asset Management for U.S. Bank, from 2004 to 2005; served as President of U.S. Bank Oregon from 2003 to 2005; served as Executive Vice President and Group Executive of PNC Financial Services Group, with responsibility for PNC Advisors, PNC Capital Markets and PNC Leasing, from 2001 to 2002; served as Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of PNC Corporate Banking from 1996 to 2001. Education: • Bachelor of Arts degree in economics from Stanford University • Master of Business Administration degree from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) Graduate School of Management

James Thomson

Dr. James A. Thomson Ph.D., is an Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. Prior Significant Positions Held: President and Chief Executive Officer of The RAND Corporation from 1989 to 2011. From 1977 to 1981, Dr. Thomson was a member of the National Security Council staff at the White House. He served on the staff of the Office of the Secretary of Defense from 1974 to 1977. Education: • Bachelor of Science degree in physics from the University of New Hampshire • M.S. and Ph.D. in physics from Purdue University

Dwayne Wilson

Mr. Dwayne Andree Wilson has been appointed as Independent Director of the CompanyPrior Significant Positions Held: President and Chief Executive Officer of Savannah River Nuclear Solutions, LLC from 2011 to 2014; Group President, Fluor Industrial from 2007 to 2011; President, Fluor Mining & Minerals from 2003 to 2007; President, Fluor Commercial and Industrial Institutional from 2002 to 2003. Education: • Bachelor of Science degree in Civil Engineering from Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, CA

Vicente Wright

Mr. Vicente Wright is Independent Director of AK Steel Holding Corp. Prior Significant Positions Held: President and Chief Executive Officer of California Steel Industries from 2008 to 2012; director of iron ore and pellet sales for VALE SA from 2007 to 2008; President and CEO of Rio Doce America Inc. (RDA) and Rio Doce Limited (RDL), a subsidiary of VALE SA, from 2004 to 2006; President and CEO of California Steel Industries from 2003 to 2004, and as Executive Vice President, Finance and CFO from 1998 to 2003. Education: • Bachelor degree in marketing from Marquette University

Arlene Yocum

Mrs. Arlene M. Yocum, J.D., has been appointed as Independent Director of the Company., Prior Significant Positions Held: Executive Vice President and Managing Executive of Client Service, PNC Asset Management, 2003 to 2016; Executive Vice President of the Institutional Investment Group, PNC Asset Management, 1998-2003; Director, PNC Private Bank, 1995 to 1998. Education: • Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and Political Science from Dickinson College • Juris Doctor degree from Villanova School of Law

Douglas Mitterholzer