Christopher J. Ross, AK Steel Vice President and Treasurer, has been named Vice President, Treasurer and Interim Chief Financial Officer effective today. “Chris’s financial acumen and vast experience in a number of financial and strategic roles within and outside the company is a real asset,” said Roger Newport. “I congratulate Chris and look forward to working with him in his new role.” In addition, Joseph C. Alter, Vice President, General Counsel, and Corporate Secretary, will take on responsibility for Purchasing and Brian K. Bishop, Vice President Carbon Steel Operations will assume responsibility for Information Technology. Chris was named Vice President and Treasurer in January 2018. Prior to that role he served as Treasurer since 2016 and General Manager, Cash Management since 2012. Chris has served in a number of financial and strategic roles since joining the company over 20 years ago, including strategic planning, financial planning and analysis, products and marketing, investor relations and accounting. He began his AK Steel career in 1997 as a Cost Accountant at Middletown Works. Outside of his AK Steel career, Chris served as Director of Investor Relations for Omnicare, Inc. and held Credit and Portfolio Manager positions with U.S. Bank and J.P. Morgan. Chris holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics and an MBA in Finance from the University of Cincinnati.