ArcelorMittal completes the first instalment of its sale of a 15% interest in ArcelorMittal Mines Canada for $1.1bln to a Consortium led by POSCO and China Steel Corporation

Fri Mar 15, 2013 10:58am EDT

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 Luxembourg, 15 March 2013 - ArcelorMittal announces today the completion of the first instalment
of the previously announced investment by a consortium led by POSCO and China Steel Corporation
(CSC) to acquire a joint venture interest in ArcelorMittal's Labrador Trough iron ore mining and
infrastructure assets in Quebec, Canada. 
The consortium acquired an 11.05% interest in the joint venture for total consideration of US$810
million in cash, with ArcelorMittal's wholly owned subsidiary ArcelorMittal Mines Canada retaining
an 88.95% interest in the joint venture.

As part of its strategy to build strategic relationships with key customers, the joint venture has
also entered into long-term iron ore off-take agreements with POSCO and CSC proportionate to the
consortium's joint venture interests.

The second instalment of the investment by the consortium, which will increase the consortium's
interest in the joint venture to 15%, remains subject to various conditions and is expected to
close in the second quarter of 2013.

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with the Luxembourg Stock Market Authority for the Financial Markets (Commission de Surveillance
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to be made by ArcelorMittal, including ArcelorMittal's Annual Report on Form 20-F for the year
ended December 31, 2012 filed with the SEC. ArcelorMittal undertakes no obligation to publicly
update its forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or
otherwise.

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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