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The U. S. Steel Ethics Line:

U. S. Steel is committed to conducting its business in an ethical and lawful manner. The reputation of U. S. Steel is a valuable business asset, and ethical and legal conduct at all levels of our business is essential for our continued success.

The U. S. Steel Ethics Line is a convenient and confidential way for you to seek assistance and report potential violations regarding ethics and compliance issues. It is hosted by EthicsPoint, Inc., an independent company, in order to maintain confidentiality and anonymity when requested.

There will be no action taken against anyone who in good faith reports an ethics or compliance concern.

Commonly Asked Questions:

What is the U. S. Steel Ethics Line?

The U. S. Steel Ethics Line is a convenient and confidential way to report illegal or unethical conduct that may affect U. S. Steel. It is hosted by EthicsPoint, Inc., an independent company.

Why should I use the U. S. Steel Ethics Line?

Contact the Ethics Line to report suspected illegal or unethical conduct or violations of corporate policies, laws or regulations.

One of the most important responsibilities U. S. Steel employees have is the obligation to raise concerns of suspected illegal or unethical conduct that may affect U. S. Steel. Remaining silent can cause irreparable harm to U. S. Steel’s reputation and adversely affect all employees. If you have a concern, you don’t have to go it alone.

What types of issues should be reported?

You should report any suspected illegal or unethical conduct including suspected violations of the law, regulations, corporate policies and procedures and the Code of Ethical Business Conduct. Examples of such issues include, but are not limited to:

--- Unlawful discrimination
--- Harassment
--- Workplace violence
--- Substance abuse
--- Conflicts of interest
--- Falsification of documents
--- Inappropriate gifts and entertainment
--- Inappropriate political activities and contributions
--- Insider trading and other securities law violations
--- Breaches of confidentiality obligations
--- Inappropriate use of U. S. Steel assets
--- Inappropriate handling or destruction of company records
--- Theft
--- Bribes and kickbacks
--- Inappropriate customer billings
--- Inappropriate reporting of time or expenses.

What happens if I submit a report through the U. S. Steel Ethics Line Internet site?

When you click to submit a report through the Internet, a series of prompts will guide you through the reporting process. When filing a report, you will be asked to provide the most detailed information possible about your concern, such as names of witnesses and potential victims of the alleged unethical or illegal conduct. You may choose to remain anonymous when submitting your report. (Due to European Union data protection rules, European-based reporters are encouraged to identify themselves when making a report.) If you choose to identify yourself, your identity will be provided only to those with a need to know. Everyone who receives such information is obligated to maintain confidentiality to the extent feasible. In addition, U. S. Steel policy strictly forbids any retaliation against anyone who in good faith reports an ethics or compliance violation.

Your report will be logged and forwarded to the appropriate investigator at U. S. Steel.

When submitting your report, you will be given a report key and asked to create a personal password. You will need this information to access the "Follow up on a report" feature of the Ethics Line either through the Internet or telephone to review the matter you reported. If you lose your report key or password, you will be unable to follow up on your original report and will need to create a new report if you wish to provide additional information. You should follow up on your report within five to six business days. Please check back with the Ethics Line to:

--- Check the accuracy of your report
--- Provide additional information related to your report
--- Respond to any follow-up questions that may have been posted

Continued follow-up on a matter is particularly important for anonymous reports, where the investigator has no other means to communicate with you.

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