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AK Steel Awards IBM Five-Year Contract Extension


ARMONK, NY - 30 Dec 2005: AK Steel, a leading steel manufacturer, awarded IBM a five-year extension to its existing contract, IBM announced today. IBM will continue to provide the steel company's IT infrastructure services, develop and maintain business applications, and work on a variety of key initiatives.

During IBM's 13-year tenure as AK Steel's IT provider, it has delivered information technology services and has completed a variety of projects.

Under the extension, IBM will manage mainframe and midrange UNIX and Intel-based servers, desktop PCs, telecommunications, and help desk, as well as provide data center services, application development and maintenance for business applications.

"AK Steel is a valued customer and we look forward to continuing our long-standing relationship," said Mike Green, vice president, manufacturing, electronics, process, petroleum and chemical industries, IBM. "Together, we intend to make important strides in delivering technology services to the business."

Contact(s) information

John Buscemi
IBM Media Relations
914-766-4495
jbuscemi@us.ibm.com

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