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U. S. Steel Presents 2007 Outstanding Supplier Awards


PITTSBURGH, March 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- United States Steel Corporation (NYSE: X) announced today that it has recognized seven North American-based suppliers with its "Outstanding Supplier" award for 2007. The awards were presented by U. S. Steel Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer John Goodish at a recent event in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

The awardees were selected for excellent performance in areas tied closely to U. S. Steel's key business drivers including safety, quality, cost, customer service and productivity.

"The world-class goods and services supplied by the seven recognized companies during the last 12 months have aided U. S. Steel's efforts to produce our own world-class products and remain a leader in a fiercely competitive global steel industry," said Goodish. "We thank them for their commitment to excellence and for their dedication to the working relationships we have forged together over time."

Companies honored with the Outstanding Supplier award were: Avalotis Corporation; Berry Metal Company; Fosbel Inc.; Hewlett-Packard Company; J.I.T. Steel Service, a Mapes & Sprowl Steel Company; Kingston Resources, Inc., an affiliate of Foundation Coal Corporation; and Praxair, Inc.

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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

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