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Katherine Lawrence Joins U. S. Steel as Manager-State Governmental Affairs for Illinois and Minnesota

PRNewswire-FirstCall
PITTSBURGH
(NYSE:X)
12.19.2007

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that Katherine Lawrence has joined the company as manager-state governmental affairs and will represent U. S. Steel's interests before state and local government in Illinois and Minnesota. U. S. Steel operates iron ore mines and pelletizing facilities in Mountain Iron and Keewatin, Minn., and an integrated steelmaking facility in Granite City, Ill., where Lawrence will be based. Lawrence reports to Christopher J. Masciantonio, general manager-state governmental affairs.

"Katy brings more than 12 years of governmental affairs experience to this position. Her broad-based knowledge of local, state and federal issues combined with her extensive understanding of the political and legislative processes will be a tremendous asset for U. S. Steel," said Masciantonio. "Under her 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 the steelmaking and iron ore mining industries."

Prior to joining the company, Lawrence was president and owner of KML Consulting, a governmental relations firm based in Springfield, Ill. From 1994 to 2002, she served as the director of Government Affairs for the Illinois Manufacturers' Association. She also served as the legislative liaison for the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency under former Gov. Jim Edgar. Lawrence earned a bachelor's degree in communications with a minor in political science from Eastern Illinois University.

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 approximately 4,000 in facilities in Illinois and Minnesota.

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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