WCI Steel names vice president/CFO

March 1, 2005

WCI Steel Inc. announced today that Thomas J. Gentile has been named vice president and CFO, effective immediately.

Gentile has served as the company's treasurer and acting CFO since November, 2003. He came to WCI in November, 2002 as treasurer.

Before coming to WCI, Gentile was with BP America Inc. in Cleveland, Ohio, for 23 years in various treasury and accounting posts, culminating in the position of regional treasurer for North America. He began his career with KPMG, an international CPA firm.

Gentile earned a bachelor's degree in accounting from Cleveland State University and a master's degree in business administration from John CarrollUniversity.