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U. S. Steel Vice President Stephan K. Todd to Retire in February


United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) Chairman and Chief Executive Officer John P. Surma announced today that Stephan K. Todd has elected to retire as U. S. Steel's vice president-law & environmental affairs in February 2007.

Effective Feb. 1, 2007, James D. Garraux will assume responsibility for environmental affairs in his new role as U. S. Steel general counsel and senior vice president-labor relations & environmental affairs.

"Steve has done an outstanding job in overseeing our legal affairs and navigating and managing the increasingly complex world of environmental law for our company," Surma said. "He brought the same great leadership abilities he honed in the military to our organization and retires as a respected leader in our company, our industry and our country. We wish him well in his retirement."

Todd, 60, a native of Evansville, Ind., has been responsible for a variety of legal disciplines throughout his career at U. S. Steel including environmental and international trade legal matters, real estate and asset redeployment. He graduated from Ohio State University in 1967 with a bachelor's degree in business administration and earned law degrees from Valparaiso (Ind.) University in 1970 and the University of Virginia in 1976.

Following a six-year stint in the U.S. Army, where he served as an attorney with the rank of captain, he joined U. S. Steel's Law Department at Pittsburgh headquarters in 1976. Todd was promoted to general attorney in 1982, and in 1985, he was transferred to the company's Midwest region office in Chicago, where he was promoted to senior general attorney the following year. He returned to Pittsburgh as senior general attorney in 1989.

Todd was called up for active military duty during the Persian Gulf War in March 1991, returning to U. S. Steel after a six-month tour of duty. He was named assistant general counsel in 1995 and elected general counsel for the former U. S. Steel Group of USX Corporation in 1998. He was elected vice president-law in 2002. In June 2003, he was assigned to his current position, vice president-law & environmental affairs.

He retired from the U.S. Army Reserve in 1996 with the rank of colonel. He is a member of the American, Pennsylvania and Allegheny County (Pa.) Bar Associations, the Association of Corporate Counsel and the board of directors of the Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera.

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