ArcelorMittal appoints new head of human resources :

Wed Feb 27, 2013 10:22am EST

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Luxembourg 27 February 2013 - ArcelorMittal today announces that it has appointed Henri Blaffart
as executive vice president and head of human resources (HR), effective 1st April 2103.  He
replaces Willie Smit, who leaves the company to pursue other opportunities. Mr Blaffart will also
become a member of the company's management committee. 

Mr Blaffart, a highly experienced steel industry executive, is currently head of HR for the
company's Flat Carbon Europe segment and a member of the segment management committee, a position
he took up in April 2010.

Previously he was chief executive officer (CEO) of ArcelorMittal Lorraine in France, having first
been head of primary for the same operation. Mr Blaffart joined the group in 1982 as strategy and
research and development (R&D) director in Liege. He has held a number of other positions in the
company including R+D director for construction and CEO of the former Arcelor's research division.
Mr Blaffart is a civil engineer from the University of Liege, Belgium and holds a masters degree
in general management from the Ecole D'entreprise pour le Perfectionnement au Management in
Belgium.  

Mr Blaffart will report to the company's chairman and chief executive, Lakshmi Mittal.

Mr Mittal said:

"HR is an important and strategic function and Henri's experience made him a prime candidate for
the role.  He is a highly experienced professional with in-depth knowledge of both HR and
operations that are very relevant for an industrial company such as ArcelorMittal and I look
forward to working with him."

About ArcelorMittal

ArcelorMittal is the world's leading integrated steel and mining company, with a presence in more
than 60 countries.

ArcelorMittal is the leader in all major global steel markets, including automotive, construction,
household appliances and packaging, with leading R&D and technology, as well as sizeable captive
supplies of raw materials and outstanding distribution networks. With an industrial presence in
over 20 countries spanning four continents, the Company covers all of the key steel markets, from
emerging to mature.

Through its core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, ArcelorMittal commits to
operating in a responsible way with respect to the health, safety and well-being of its employees,
contractors and the communities in which it operates. It is also committed to the sustainable
management of the environment. It takes a leading role in the industry's efforts to develop
breakthrough steelmaking technologies and is actively researching and developing steel-based
technologies and solutions that contribute to combat climate change.

In 2012, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $84.2 billion and crude steel production of 88.2million
tonnes, representing approximately 6 percent of world steel output. 

ArcelorMittal is listed on the stock exchanges of New York (MT), Amsterdam (MT), Paris (MT),
Luxembourg (MT) and on the Spanish stock exchanges of Barcelona, Bilbao, Madrid and Valencia
(MTS).

For more information about ArcelorMittal please visit: www.arcelormittal.com
http://www.arcelormittal.com/ .

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