CORRECTED-ArcelorMittal sells majority of Algerian unit to state in $763 mln deal

Sun Sep 29, 2013 7:27am EDT

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(Makes clear in headline that the sum is part of an investment agreement)

PARIS, Sept 29 (Reuters) - Steelmaker ArcelorMittal said it will sell a majority stake in its Algerian operations to the Algerian state as part of a $763 million investment agreement.

Algerian state-controlled entity Sider will own 51 percent of ArcelorMittal's Annaba and Tebessa units, with Arcelor owning the rest, according to a statement from Arcelor on Sunday. The sale price of the stake was not disclosed. (Reporting by Lionel Laurent; Editing by Louise Ireland)

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