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Settlement of Defamation Lawsuit


Today, Gordon Johnson ("Johnson") and Axiom Capital Management, Inc.
("Axiom") announce the settlement of their dispute with Cleveland-Cliffs
Inc. ("CLF") and its Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer,
Lourenco Goncalves.

As part of the settlement, Johnson and Axiom acknowledge the omission of
additional stock purchase information in their May 4, 2017 analyst note,
which contained a sell recommendation in response to Mr. Goncalves' May
3, 2017 open-market purchase of CLF shares.

The information omitted in the original report includes other material
purchases of CLF shares, which were publicly disclosed in CLF's Form 4
filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission for Mr. Goncalves.
These purchases and each of their respective performances are as follows:

Date Shares Purchased Purchase Price 8/27/2018 Price Gain (Loss)
3/4/2015 100,000 $ 6.54 $ 10.15 55.20%
5/21/2015 91,852 $ 5.04 $ 10.15 101.39%
5/26/2015 108,148 $ 5.12 $ 10.15 98.24%
5/9/2016 100,000 $ 3.09 $ 10.15 228.48%
5/3/2017 200,000 $ 6.36 $ 10.15 59.59%
8/10/2017 100,000 $ 7.24 $ 10.15 40.19%
9/15/2017 100,000 $ 7.16 $ 10.15 41.76%

In spite of these results, Johnson and Axiom stand by their May 4, 2017
sell recommendation for CLF shareholders.

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