ArcelorMittal sells 233,169,183 Shares in Erdemir
Luxembourg, 8 October 2013: ArcelorMittal announces the sale of 233,169,183 shares (the "Shares") in Eregli Demir ve Çelik Fabrikalarl T.A.S. ("Erdemir") by way of a single accelerated bookbuilt offering to institutional investors. The sale has generated proceeds of approximately US$267million.
Prior to the sale, ArcelorMittal owned 655,969,154 Shares in Erdemir, representing approximately 18.74% of Erdemir's share capital. Following completion of the sale, ArcelorMittal will hold approximately 12.08% of Erdemir's share capital.
ArcelorMittal has agreed to a 180-day lock-up period on its remaining stake in Erdemir.
The sale was managed by Citigroup Global Markets Limited acting as Sole Bookrunner.
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NO DISTRIBUTION OF THE SECURITIES, AND NO OFFERING OR PUBLICITY OF MATERIALS RELATING TO THE SECURITIES IS INTENDED IN TURKEY ABSENT A REGISTRATION OF THE SECURITIES AS A PUBLIC OFFERING WITH THE TURKISH CAPITAL MARKETS BOARD.
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ArcelorMittal is the world's leading steel and mining company, with a presence in more than 60 countries and an industrial footprint in over 20 countries. Guided by a philosophy to produce safe, sustainable steel, we are the leading supplier of quality steel in the major global steel markets including automotive, construction, household appliances and packaging, with world-class research and development and outstanding distribution networks.
Through our core values of sustainability, quality and leadership, we operate responsibly with respect to the health, safety and wellbeing of our employees, contractors and the communities in which we operate.
For us, steel is the fabric of life, as it is at the heart of the modern world from railways to cars and washing machines. We are actively researching and producing steel-based technologies and solutions that make many of the products and components we use in our everyday lives more energy-efficient.
We are one of the world's five largest producers of iron ore and metallurgical coal and our mining business is an essential part of our growth strategy. With a geographically diversified portfolio of iron ore and coal assets, we are strategically positioned to serve our network of steel plants and the external global market. While our steel operations are important customers, our supply to the external market is increasing as we grow.
In 2012, ArcelorMittal had revenues of $84.2 billion and crude steel production of 88.2 million tonnes, while iron ore production reached 55.9 million tonnes.
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).
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