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U. S. Steel Executive Vice President J. Paul Kadlic To Retire

PRNewswire
PITTSBURGH
07.22.2004

United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that J. Paul Kadlic, executive vice president-commercial, will retire on September 30, following 40 years of dedicated service to the company.

"Throughout his 40-year career with U. S. Steel, Paul has had a significant impact on the way we do business," said U. S. Steel Chairman and CEO Thomas J. Usher. "As a result of his foresight in recognizing the importance of working with our customers to understand their needs and provide solutions to their problems, Paul led an industry paradigm shift in customer relationships in which our customers became our partners, and helped make U. S. Steel an industry leader in automotive steel."

Kadlic joined U. S. Steel in 1964 as a sales trainee in the Boston sales office and progressed through several sales and marketing positions in St. Louis, New York, Philadelphia and Houston. He was named general manager of Central Area sales in Detroit in 1982, a position he held for 14 years. As general manager, he oversaw sales and marketing of U. S. Steel's sheet products to automotive manufacturers and their suppliers.

"During the downturn in the steel and automotive industries through the 1980s, Paul's leadership in Detroit, in addition to his extensive experience with automotive sales, helped drive the company's efforts to take a more customer-focused approach in conducting business with automotive manufacturers," added Usher. "This new approach led to our investment in Double Eagle Steel Coating Company, in Dearborn, Mich., PRO-TEC Coating Company in Leipsic, Ohio, and our Automotive Center in Troy, Mich., to focus specifically on the needs of automotive customers."

In 1996, Kadlic was transferred to Pittsburgh headquarters as vice president of sales for sheet products. He was promoted to executive vice president-sheet products in 2001, with responsibility for production, sales and marketing of sheet products. In 2002, he assumed additional responsibilities for tin products and oversight of the company's logistics services organization.

In 2003, Kadlic was named to his most recent post, executive vice president - commercial, where he managed North American sales and marketing.

Kadlic earned a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology in 1964 from Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., and attended the Harvard Business School Advanced Management Program in 1982.

Effective with Kadlic's retirement, J. James Kutka, vice president-commercial, will report to John H. Goodish, executive vice president-operations.

For more information about U. S. Steel, visit http://www.ussteel.com/ .

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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