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W.R. WILSON ELECTED TO ACME METALS BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 W.R. WILSON ELECTED TO ACME METALS BOARD OF DIRECTORS
 RIVERDALE, Ill., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- W.R. Wilson has been elected to the board of directors of Acme Metals Inc. (NASDAQ-NMS: ACME).
 Wilson recently retired as chairman and chief executive officer of Lukens Inc., Coatesville, Pa. During his career there, which began in 1980, he led the company through a period of strong growth and profitability.
 Prior to joining Lukens, Wilson spent more than 30 years with the Inland Steel Co., retiring from Inland as senior vice president- engineering and corporate planning.
 "I am very pleased that Bob Wilson has joined Acme's board of directors," commented Brian W.H. Marsden, Acme chairman, president and chief executive officer.
 "He brings proven leadership skills and a deep knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing the steel industry today to his new position on Acme's board," Marsden added.
 Wilson is a director of the Columbia Gas System Inc., and the Provident Mutual Life Insurance Co.
 A native of Baltimore, Md., Wilson earned a bachelor of science degree in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland. He later earned a master's degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.
 Wilson's election brings membership on Acme's board of directors to 11.
 Acme Metals Inc., through its operating subsidiaries, is a fully integrated producer of steel, steel strapping and strapping tools, welded steel pipe and tube, and automotive and light truck jacks.
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 /CONTACT: Charles A. Nekvasil of Acme Metals Inc., 708-849-2500/
 (ACME) CO: Acme Metals Inc. ST: Illinois IN: MNG SU: PER


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