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U. S. Steel Names George Thompson General Manager - Service Centers, Electrical, Agricultural and Industrial Equipment

PRNewswire-FirstCall
PITTSBURGH
09.14.2005

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) today announced the appointment of George H. Thompson to the position of general manager-service centers, electrical, agricultural and industrial equipment. The appointment was effective September 1.

In this position, Thompson will be responsible for marketing and sales to U. S. Steel's service center, electrical, agricultural and industrial equipment customers. Thompson will report to Joseph R. Scherrbaum, vice president - sales, and will be based in the company's Chicago-area sales office.

Thompson, a Pittsburgh native, began his career in 1987 as a management associate in the tubular products division at Pittsburgh headquarters, and was promoted to supervisor of business planning at the Fairfield Works Pipe Mill the next year. From 1989 to 1999, he progressed through several increasingly responsible managerial positions in sales and marketing for tubular and sheet products. From 1999 to 2003, Thompson oversaw the company's sales to appliance customers, and most recently served as director - sales, tubular products.

Thompson earned a bachelor's degree in political science from Allegheny College in 1987.

SOURCE: United States Steel Corporation

CONTACT: John Armstrong, +1-412-433-6792, or Carlee Vargo,
+1-412-433-6777, both of United States Steel Corporation

Web site: http://www.ussteel.com/

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