Company makes Women's Center donation

Ishpeming, MI—August 28, 2012 —Cliffs Natural Resources, (NYSE: CLF) (Paris: CLF) announced today that a $2,000 donation from the Cliffs Foundation has been given to the Women’s Center in Marquette to support operating costs.  The Women’s Center, is a non-profit organization based in Marquette that assists women who have been in domestic violence situations.  The agency has seen a decrease in state and federal grants recently and relies heavily on donations from the community.

“We’re pleased to be able to make this contribution to the Women’s Center,” said Jennifer Huetter, district manager, public affairs in Michigan for Cliffs.  “The Women’s Center provides a much needed service to women and children in need in our community and we’re glad to be able to help support their efforts.”

The Cliffs Foundation is the charitable giving arm of Cliffs Natural Resources helping to support sustainability efforts in communities in which the company operates.

Pictured left to right:   Martha Parks, president, Women’s Center, board of directors; Jennifer Huetter, district manager-public affairs, Cliffs Natural Resources; Phyllis Loonsfoot, director, Women’s Center & Harbor House