SAN DIEGO, Dec. 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Shareholder rights law firm Johnson Fistel, LLP has launched an investigation into whether the board members of AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE: AKS) ("AK Steel") breached their fiduciary duties in connection with the proposed sale of the Company to Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. ("Cliffs")

On December 3, 2019, AK Steel announced that it had signed a definitive merger agreement with Cliffs. Under the terms of the merger agreement, AK Steel shareholders will receive 0.40 shares of Cliffs common stock for each outstanding share of AK Steel common stock they own. AK Steel shareholders will be subject to the future price fluctuation of Cliffs' stock price.

The investigation concerns whether the AK Steel board failed to satisfy its duties to the Company shareholders, including whether the board adequately pursued alternatives to the acquisition and whether the board obtained the best price possible for AK Steel shares of common stock.

If you are a shareholder of AK Steel and believe the proposed buyout price is too low or you're interested in learning more about the investigation or your legal rights and remedies, please contact lead analyst Jim Baker ( at 619-814-4471. If emailing, please include a phone number.

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