BALA CYNWYD, PA / ACCESSWIRE / December 3, 2019 / Law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC announces that it is investigating potential claims against the Board of Directors of AK Steel Holding Corporation ("AK Steel" or "the Company") (AKS) for possible breaches of fiduciary duty and other violations of federal and state law in connection with proposed acquisition of the Company by Cleveland-Cliffs Inc. (NYSE:CLF). Under the terms of the agreement, AK Steel shareholders will receive only 0.40 shares of Cleveland-Cliffs stock for each share of AK Steel common stock owned, an implied value of $3.36 per share.
The investigation concerns whether the AK Steel Board breached its fiduciary duties to shareholders by failing to conduct a fair process and whether Cleveland-Cliffs is underpaying for the Company. The transaction may undervalue the Company and would result in a substantial loss for many AK Steel shareholders. For example, the deal consideration provides virtually no premium to the 52-week high for AK Steel and the stock traded at $4.90 a share, well above the deal consideration, as recently as September 2018.
If you own shares of AK Steel stock and wish to discuss the legal ramifications of the investigation, or have any questions, you may e-mail or call the law office of Brodsky & Smith, LLC who will, without obligation or cost to you, attempt to answer your questions. You may contact Jason L. Brodsky, Esquire, or Marc L. Ackerman, Esquire at Brodsky & Smith, LLC, Two Bala Plaza, Suite 510, Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004, by visiting http://www.brodskysmith.com/cases/ak-steel-holding-corporation-nyse-aks/, or calling toll free 877-534-2590.
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