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Settlement of Defamation Lawsuit

August 29, 2018

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug 29, 2018--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:

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

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CONTACT: Axiom Capital Management, Inc.

Eric L. Miller, 212-521-3800

Chief Compliance Officer

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SOURCE: Axiom Capital Management, Inc.

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