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Paul E. Vercher Joins U. S. Steel as Manager-State Governmental Affairs for Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas

PRNewswire-FirstCall
PITTSBURGH
(NYSE:X)
12.19.2007

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that Paul E. Vercher has joined the company to fill the newly created role of manager-state governmental affairs and will manage the company's governmental affairs activities at the state and local levels in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. U. S. Steel operates an integrated steelmaking plant in Fairfield, Ala., where Vercher will be based, and tubular products production and service facilities in Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Vercher reports to Christopher J. Masciantonio, general manager-state governmental affairs.

"Paul brings over 13 years of direct governmental affairs experience to this position. His broad-based knowledge of local, state and federal issues combined with his extensive contacts in Montgomery, Ala., and Washington, D.C., will be a tremendous asset for U. S. Steel," said Masciantonio. "Under his leadership, we expect to increase the effectiveness of our company's ability to achieve results when working with state and local government agencies and elected officials on issues important to steel manufacturing."

Prior to joining U. S. Steel, Vercher served as vice president of public policy for the Birmingham Regional Chamber of Commerce. His previous professional experience includes tenures as director of former Alabama Gov. Fob James' Office of Business Advocacy and as a lobbyist for the Alabama Rural Electric Association and the Business Council of Alabama. He also served as a coordinator for U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby's constituent activities in Alabama.

Vercher holds a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Alabama, earned an Institute for Organization Management designation from the University of Georgia, and is in his final semester of a four-year juris doctor degree program at the Birmingham School of Law. Vercher, his wife, Ashley, and their three children reside in Hoover, Ala.

United States Steel Corporation is an integrated steel producer focused on high value-added steel sheet and tubular products with complex chemistries and attributes that are required by manufacturers in the automotive, appliance, construction, container, and oil and gas industries. U. S. Steel has major production operations in the United States, Canada and Central Europe and has more than 49,000 employees worldwide, including nearly 4,300 in facilities in Alabama, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas.

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 Erin DiPietro,
+1-412-433-6845, both of United States Steel Corporation

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

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